3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016 – Report

The biggest and baddest mountain bike show of India wrapped up on 29th May in Manali – The Mountain Biking Capital of India. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which expanded to 3 epic events saw great participation and action and here is the report. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival (2016 – Manali) finished  in Manali which is also known as the “Mountain Biking Capital of India”. The festival kicked off with Himalayan BMX Comp on 26th May 2016 in the main town where the immense crowd witnessed BMX…

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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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From Fort Sinhagad to Fort William.

Also featured in Issue #27 Eighteen year old downhill racer from Pune, India – Piyush Chavan, is one among the handful of mountain bikers who strive to raise the tri color. A student on weekdays, Piyush spends his weekends sideways blasting local trails. Earlier this year he got the opportunity to race ’round 2′ of the British Downhill Series in Nevis Range, UK. Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine caught up with the young gun to know more about his speed times. FR MTB MAG: How did the British Downhill Series come…

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Himachal DH MTB Trophy 2014

1st Woodland Himachal Mountain Bike Trophy – 2014 Story of the first downhill mountain bike race of India organized by Himalayan Mountain Bike Network By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #22 | July 2014 First version of “The Most Wicked Mountain Bike Race of India” held in the Mountain Biking Capital of India on 4th and 5th July, 2014. The Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival got postponed for next season which means the first big downhill mountain bike race of India was getting postponed too. It was not because of…

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Video: Himachal Downhill MTB Trophy – 2014

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Piyush Chavan | Rider Interview

Piyush Chavan | Rider Interview By: Vinay Menon Also featured in Issue #14 | March 2013 Nickname: PC, P-ush. Age: 16 Hometown: Pune, INDIA Years riding:  6 Years Current DH & DJ rig: Currently rolling a 2012 spec demo 8  Your most preferred discipline in Mountain biking?   I prefer to ride fast and flowy downhill trails if there’s a drop or a jump it gives me more chance to add style to it Who are your biggest influences in the sport? My biggest influence is almost everybody I’ve ridden with,but apart from that…

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