4th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2017

India witnessed the fourth edition of the wicked Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival in Manali, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and race together for 1 week in the holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’, aka “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which is organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network hosted a BMX Jam session, flagging off the week’s two wheeled festivities. The weekend included, India’s roughest Downhill Mountain Bike Race and a challenging 2-day Cross Country MTB stage race. The concept behind…

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Nepal and India ready to race at 23rd Asian MTB Championships 2017 in China

The Asian Continental Mountain Biking Championships 2017 to be held in Xuancheng, China is slated for the 13th and 14th of May. As the best in Asia prepare for a wheel battle, Nepalese and Indian racers are buckling up for a good fight as well. The Indian National XC champion Kiran Kumar Raju (31) from Karnataka along with Ramesh Ale (24), Purna Bahadur Pradhan (32), K Venkateswarlu Reddy(30) from the Indian Army will be cranking it up in the XC rounds. This year Nepal will not be joining the podium…

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Video: The Trail Next Door | Track Attack at BMF 2017

The boys from “The Trail Next Door” landed in Bengaluru to test their racing skills during the “Bangalore Mountain Festival 2.0” on Avathi Hills. Here’s a summary of how their weekend on the rocks looked like!

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Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017 | Downhill

Photo: Utkarsh Rao, Veloscope, Shekhar Agarwal. Karnataka’s heart, Bengaluru city always stands out for its vibrant specs. Not a surprise, one of the raddest mountain bike events of India rolls here! Come winter and the Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017 beeped up on the “Must attend” chart for top mountain bikers from India and Nepal. A three wing event, BMF 2.0 2017 included Trail Running, Cross Country Mountain Biking and the most anticipated – Downhill Mountain Biking. Located on the outskirts of Bengaluru town, Avathi Hills blew up with the elite Downhillers…

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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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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016

The biggest and baddest mountain bikers party is back again in Manali “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. This concept is first of its kind mountain biking festival in India which started in 2014, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and party together for 1 week in the summer holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’. The festival consists of various mountain biking events and activities assisted with mountain bike races, demos and workshops. This year Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival has expanded to 3 exciting cycling…

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22nd Asian MTB Champs 2016 – Thailand | Practice Day

The “22nd Asian MTB Championships” is underway in Thailand. After a long struggle finally 4 Indian mountain bikers were given the opportunity to represent the nation at this Asian level event. Riders Piyush Chavan and Nilesh Dhumal are on the Downhill lineup while Purna Pradhan and Venkateshwarlu Kunchala will be competing in the cross country category. The timed Downhill practice run was clocked off yesterday with 28 riders lining up the start list. As of now, Japan’s stealth bomber – Kazuki Shimzu is leading with a 1:58 on the 1Km…

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Video: Himalayan MTB Festival 2015

The Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2015, organized by the ‘Himalayan Mountain Bike Network‘. Here’s a highlight reel of the 2nd Himachal Downhill Mountain Bike Trophy 2015 during this festival. The video is created by ‘Taatvik‘ Crew. This film is dedicated to all those athletes and individuals who have chosen this lifestyle and came together to make this festival happen. The downhill mountain biking scene in India is still at a nascent stage, but is gradually reaching new heights.    

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Video: Moving Mountains – Teaser

A pair of wheels can take you places. Checkout two mountain fanatics power out a new zone located on the outskirts of urban war land Mumbai. The Crew: Riders: Vinay Menon and Piyush Chavan Production House: Milestone Films Producer: Pria Mundra Director : Suraj Wanvari DOP : Varun Dutt Additional Camera: Sarthak Johar Editor: Aneesh

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Indian DH champ set to race British Downhill Series

India’s youngest DH champ Piyush Chavan has been grabbing podiums at National level downhill comps since 2012. With four years of gravity race experience inside his helmet, Piyush has now set his eyes on the “British Downhill Series”. The eighteen year old BBA student from Pune City is all fired up to compete with UK’s fastest racers at the ‘BDS’ – Round 2 in Nevis Range, Fort William on 16th -17th May 2015. With very limited support from sponsors, Piyush has managed to race several international comps including the ‘Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge’ –…

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