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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Video: Spiti Awakening

Tucked away from civilization, hidden from the bipeds, rests a surreal mountain scape in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh – Spiti. At an altitude of about 4500m, Spiti has many unexplored riding zones. The past couple of years I’ve been wandering in this region, looking for trails and cliffs to ride off of and have started to see more in each visit. Having dug out some trails with ace trail creator Steve Storey a few seasons ago, my visit this time was circled up. Joined by my team buddy…

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Video: Yusuf Shaik | Spinner

Flatland BMX in India has seen a surge over the past 4 years. All it requires is a bike and a flat land to ride! Most of the time no brakes and no cranks! Yusuf Shaik from Mumbai’s Sharptune Crew is currently one of the finest Indian flatlanders out there! While most kids his age are busy twiddling on phones and chilling in college, Yusuf is out perfecting his tricks. Checkout the Indian National Champ flatlander on an average day. Video: Abhishek Patil

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Follow Em – Instagram Trail | September 2016

Here are some instagram profiles you don’t wana skip! FRM will be featuring profiles of riders from the subcontinent who are leading charge and showcase the mountain biking and BMX scene through their instagram profiles. Give em a “Follow” and keep yourself updated with beautiful imagery and a charger hit. Yusuf Shaik Roku Utsugi Dhroov Rajpal Prateek ‘GoGreen’ Bhasin  

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BMX | Why we Ride – 1

When my friends and I  used to ride all day, we just had two things on our mind – Ride and have fun. If we nailed a trick, that would be a bonus! Wilson College promenade in Mumbai was one of the key spots for the BMX jams, we always had a good audience which motivated us to ride more and push harder, making the trick look cool and easy. The enjoyment and satisfaction of riding with your friends and learning tricks together is unreal, it felt like we have achieved…

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Video: The Downhill Disco

Bend your knees, eyes forward, elbows out with firm feet on the pins! Switch on the rocky stutter beats, chain’s treble to a jump’s landing base. “The Downhill Disco” is about to get loose. Riding a pair of wheels down a hill is more than simply letting go of the brakes. A rider’s urge to push the fear factor, fight the speed controllers and indulge in the music created by the bike and earth is when the fingers click. Ajay Padval from Pune, India doesn’t think he can dance. He…

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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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