Event Alert: Ladakh MTB Fest 2021 – Ladakh, India

Coming up next week in the high altitude mountains of #Ladakh #India – The Ladakh MTB Fest 2021 by #UnexploredLadakh. Session at the #DiskoValleyBikePark and race one of the highest altitude downhill race courses of India. A trail dedicated to the sparkling rider, the late #FhzalWani – “Wani’s Way”. The Ladakh MTB Fest 2021 is the 3rd year of this event which sees India’s top mountain bikers throw themselves off of some epic jumps pulling high flying tricks. LADAKH MTB FEST 2021 – REGISTRATION LINK   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Freerider MTB…

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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 Alert | North East MTB Championship 2020 – Guwahati, Assam

. Coming up next to heat up the winters this December in Guwahati, Assam, India, organized by GearUp* Guwahati – NORTHEAST MTB CHAMPIONSHIP 2020. Location: TUSKER trails, Guwahati, Assam. This is one of a kind race course we’ve built here for the racers. We’ve made the track in such a location that 50% of the track comes under the state of Meghalaya and 50% of the track falls under Assam! – Ismamul Howk \\ Course builder & Current National DH Champion of India. The Cross Country track is a 5kms loop comprising…

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Event Report | 16th Indian National MTB Championship 2020 – Downhill

2020, downhill mountain biking has officially been included in the Indian National Mountain Bike Championship by the Cycling Federation of India. After years of contemplating, the CFI agreed to flag off the DH Nationals. Previously in 2017 and 2018, Downhill was introduced at the National MTB Championship in its demo status. This year it has officially been included in the Nationals. What better location than the mountains of Uttarakhand for some scenic and flowy riding. Surya Village, Haldwani was the action zone for cross country and downhill fight. To build…

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Event Report: Temghar MTB Challenge 2020

Organized by Backpack Outdoors and Rolling Academy at Camp Hideout, Temghar Dam Backwaters near Lavasa City, over 40 riders from Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Nashik and Hyderabad joined in for the 2nd edition of Temghar MTB Challenge 2020. The races included a 30km cross country competition and a Downhill time trials. High energy of riders and visitors at the Temghar MTB Challenge 2020 is a great start to this year’s mountain biking festivities of India.  Vitthal Bhosale, the current Maharashtra state cross country champion took the win in XCO (30…

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Assam Downhill Championship 2019 – Assam, India

Guwahati’s Spokehub cycling organized the second ASSAM DOWNHILL CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 in the heart of Guwahati city in north-east India earlier this October. The “Monkey Temple Trail” saw over fifty five competitors lining up on the start arc for the Assam Downhill Championshoip 2.0. A 1km long course included wooden sections, berms, a few kickers and a big drop named ‘the nut cracker‘. ADC 2019 saw one of the highest numbers of participants compared to any other DH race in India.  Winners – Full suspension category: 1st- Ismamul Howk (Assam) 2nd…

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Ladakh Mountain Bike Festival 2019

One of the highest riding zones of India, Ladakh runs the magnificent Himalayas through its horizon. Known for its mountaineering, bicycle touring, bouldering topography, Ladakh now has a new feather in the cap, the “Disko Valley Bike Park” by Unexplored Ladakh. Ladakh’s first Pump track and Downhill comp at the Ladakh Mountain Bike Festival 2019 was clubbed with the inauguration of the Disko Valley Bike Park. In its first phase, the Disko Valley Bike Park currently includes a 200mts dirt pump track, table top jumps, a 500mts short track DH…

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Rayate MTB Race 2019 – Maharashtra

Photos: Sandeep Sakharkar Coming back for the second year, an event by ‘Kalyan cyclist’, the Rayate MTB Race 2019 was a monsoon adventure during  Maharashtra’s rain spell week in June. Team Kalyan Cyclist has been helping grow the sport in the community by introducing new riders to the trails, organizing local events and maintaining riding spots. The race categories were split into three parts – Cross Country, Enduro and Juniors. Sunday saw riders from Pune, Kalyan and Mumbai lining up on the start. A total of nearly 45 racers were pitting…

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MTB Bangladesh XCO Championship 2019

Words: Vinay Menon  // Photos: Asif Aminur Rashid Mountain biking in Bangladesh has been gaining momentum in the past few years. A first in the books for MTB Bangladesh, they hosted the XCO championship in Chittagong this June. With no sponsors and three months of preparation, MTB Bangladesh flagged off their first XCO race that ran through the beautiful tea plantations in Hathazari. A 7.2km Loop in Fatickchari Odulia Tea Garden included 30% uphill, 20% downhill, 30% flowy sections and 20% tech root sections. In a nation where cycling is not…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championships 2019 – MTB Downhill

By: Vinay Menon The 8th edition of India’s oldest Downhill race – BBCh MTB Downhill clicked out on the Nandi Hills trail in Bengaluru, Karnataka earlier this June. Nearly 30 Riders from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka lined up to race the 600mts course. Hardtails and Full Suss racers had their separate categories. No expert, beginner or elite categories this year. Racers had to give it their best to make it to the top three. The young boys are stepping up onto the BBCh podiums now. 14 and 17 year…

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