Event: Nagaland Pump Track Challenge – Nagaland, India

Pumping out the city lockdown blues, riders from Kohima, Nagaland came together and put up a casual pump track race on one of the only pump tracks of Kohima city, on Saturday. With travel restrictions going on, a small number of local riders joined in for the weekend. The race consisted of two runs. Run 1 with ‘3 Laps’ and Run 2 with ‘5 Laps’. After a cloudy morning of timed runs, the winner – Kevilebo Zotso went home with currency notes in his bag! Results Winner – Kevilebo Zhotso…

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Video: 4th Mokokchung MTB Festival – Nagaland, India

Downhill races in India have been catching speeds lately. Nagaland has a wide list of downhill races and interesting trails. Here’s a highlight reel of the 4th edition of Nagaland’s rad downhill race – Mokokchung Mountain Bike Festival organised by Trail Hounds Cycling Club.  Mokokchung Drone Footage Credit: Imsong Vlogs

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Event: 3rd Assam Downhill Championship 2020

Words: Cheyann Nongrum \\ Photos: Bishal Jyoti Saikia, Jashim Click, SasankadipGogoi Visiting the hills of Assam, the Assam Downhill Championship 3.0 took place on the 19th and 20th of December 2020. The event took place once again on the famous Monkey Trail at 6th Mile. Being the first race of the year for most of our North Eastern Riders, many were excited to see where they stand and for some, experience their first downhill race. This year, the track had a full makeover with the help of India’s Downhill Mountain…

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Shirui Lily MTB Downhill 2019 – Manipur, India

Photos: Kahorpam Horam / Chiko Adventures Ukhrul, Manipur in India was the action ground for the 3rd SHIRUI LILY MTB DOWNHILL race earlier this October. Part of the SHIRUI LILY FESTIVAL 2019, the race was organised by Chiko Adventures and Manipur Extreme Sports (MXS). A 1.3km course with features like wooden berms, jumps with an extended steep loose descent was on offer for the racers. The track was one of the tougher ones in the country, requiring expert skills to tackle the high speed and tech descent. Organised in the SHIRUI LILY…

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Apshai Niangti | Rider Interview

By: Vinay Menon Name: Apshai Niangti Age: 20 Nick name: Bhoi , Griff or Coach Location: Meghalaya, Shillong Current Bike: YT Capra CF 2017 Years Riding: 5 Years FRMTB: Apshai, how did you get into mountain biking? Apshai: Mountain biking for me started at a young age. It all started as a hobby with me and some of my friends just having fun in our free time. We would find ourselves some trails to ride and would actually do some “rad” stunts. We enjoyed doing jumps off footpaths and imagined…

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Ismamul Howk | Rider Interview

. By: Vinay Menon The new crop of downhill racers in India radiates potential to win international races. One such ripper is Ismamul Howk from Guwahati, Assam. We caught up with the soft spoken 23 year old lad who juggles between college lectures and winning races. Name: Ismamul Howk Age: 23 Nick name: Babu Hometown: Guwahati, Assam Current Bike: Giant reign 1.5GE Years Riding: 4 Current sponsors: Spoke Hub Cycling, Starkenn FRMTB: Ismamul, how did you get into mountain biking? Ismamul: It all started with racing my friends on a…

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Video: Valley play in Mechuka – Arunachal Pradesh, India

. Words: Vinay Menon \\ Photos: Cephas Joseph, Vinay Menon, AMBIA Temperatures nearing minus five after dark, Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh, India is a hidden gem of a place. Located at 6000ft above sea level, the Mechuka Valley shares its northern border with China. Having an Indian Air Force air strip as well, this sleepy remote town stores epic hillscapes and beautiful views. Visiting Mechuka came about as I was attending the Mechuka Adventure Festival ‘s Downhill Mountain Bike race, organized by AMBIA. Joining me on this trip, my buddy,…

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Event Alert: 5th Kohima Downhill 2018 – Nagaland, India

. Each year, KOHIMA DOWNHILL goes higher up the mountains. This year you’ll race down the grand Japfu mountain peak above Viswema Village, Kohima, Nagaland. Register here – https://www.nativestation.org/  Native Station‘s Kohima Downhill MTB race is one of the most exciting mountain bike races in India, where professionals from India and abroad race down the mystical mountains of Kohima, Nagaland to win the title of the fastest racer! After a successful downhill race last year, sponsored by one of India’s top startups – Psynyde Bikes , this year’s venue will be on the grand Japfu…

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Video: Mt. Morashen Downhill 2018 – Winning run | Nagaland, India

Benny Metha’s Winning run at the “Mt.Morashen Downhill Challenge 2018 in Doyang, Wokha, Nagaland, India. In-spite of a wash out on the course, Benny managed to take the top spot!  Mt. Morashen DH 2018 featured one of the tougher trails in the region. A “Native Station” initiative, the Mount Morashen Downhill Challenge is part of the Amur Falcon Conservation Week & Festivals in Nagaland.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Apshai Griffith Niangti (@the_griff_008) on Nov 10, 2018 at 7:53am PST   .

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