Video: The Trail Beyond | Ft. Rishabh Gowda

Being a professional mountain biker isn’t what most kids at the age of 17 dream of in India. But for Rishabh Gowda, riding bicycles started at a really young age when his mom got him a bike for his birthday. He wasn’t a competitive kid then, unlike today. But as he started losing interest in studies, he knew he had to look for elsewhere to find his calling. And thus began his obsession with mountain biking. Till date he has competed in many races in the country and has accomplished…

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Event Alert | Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017

The Bangalore Mountain Festival – BMF 2017 will include three events all in one place over a wild weekend in Bengaluru’s Avathi Hills. The entire off-road track has been built by hand over two months. Our aim has been to create tracks of European standards, and let Indian runners/cyclists practice on it so that they can excel in international competitions. – Sunil Nanjappa Race Director The competition is open in three categories — trail run (10 km), trial run half marathon (21 Km)  cross country MTB (30 km) and downhill MTB (1 km).…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championship 2016 – MTB Cross Country

Bengaluru has always been a mountain biker friendly town. With the growing number of races within the city, the rider’s have improved rapidly. Earlier this week, the “Bangalore Bicycle Championship – MTB Cross Country” rounds rolled out around the well known Avati Hills. Located at the same venue as this year’s new event – Bangalore Mountain Festival. Set on a 4.6 kms trail around the hills, the course was way better than what the CFI (Cycling Federation of India) scopes. Decent amount of flat pedally bit and some good downhill sections, unlike…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championships 2016 – MTB DownHill

Words: Ignatius Chen \\ Photos: Robin Conz, Aayush Basavesh, Veloscope. A beautiful Sunday morning with heavy clouds, slick rocks and grippy soil. With some of India’s top descenders in attendance, breeze on the quite Avathi Hills in Bengaluru whirled out last weekend. The Bangalore Bicycle Championship 2016 – Downhill comp raised the speed bar yet again. Lets get to know the race course first. This is a new trail on the out skirts of Bengaluru town, cooked up by Bangalore Mountain Festival‘s Sunil Nanjappa and our trail correspondent Ajay Padval. The…

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Event Alert: Bangalore Mountain Festival 2016

— Bangalore Mountain Bike Festival(BMF) is a 2 day Cross Country (XC), Downhill Race and Trail Run in Bangalore near Nandi Hills. —Bangalore, mecca of Indian cycling needs a festival of its own, Bangalore is a paradise for mountain bikers/Trail runners who seek unlimited adrenaline rush riding/running in forest area with rocky paths and natural obstacles challenging their skill and technique. —Bangalore is a place where you get hills every 10kms and it will be used to the advantage of trail runners and mountain bikers through this festival —BMF is open…

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Event Alert: Bangalore Bicycle Championships – MTB DH 2015

The ‘Bangalore Bicycle Championships’ (Karnataka, India) has been around for a while. By the riders for the racers, BBCh includes Road, MTB XC and DH. After skipping the 2014 DH round, the BBCh DH Race is back! For 2015, Bengaluru/Pune crew have cooked up a better course than the previous ‘Turahalli’ descent. The new ‘Nandi Hill’ course will include few fun berms and jumps as well as a longer flat pedaling section! At approximately 2km in distance the Nandi course is apt for amateurs and experts alike. So hardtails, AM and DH rigs are all suitable for…

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