The Yearning for Flow

It’s about this time of year when the focus shifts from winter to spring and the longing for early sunrises, warm rays of sunshine and the pleasure of that flowy feeling on two-wheels just gets a grip of us. Mountain bikers still have to wait until June 2, when Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis kicks off the new biking season and the Waldbahn starts to take visitors and their bikes from all over the world up the mountain. But, why not start daydreaming about the sound of rubber on dirt and that unique…

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BC Bike Race 2016 Course

BC Bike Race Announces Their 2016 Course North Vancouver – BC Bike Race the ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’ is ready to unveil their 2016 route that will take 600 racers from 36 countries along the West Coast of British Columbia from North Vancouver to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and finally to Whistler. The carefully crafted course has been honed over the last 9 years and is sure to challenge everyone from the technically gifted to the fittest sprinter. With approximately 300 kilometers of adventure through old growth forests, along pristine coastlines, and on handcrafted singletrack…

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Slowdown

Photos: Ang Thsering | Words: Tangi Rebours | http://www.enduromtbnepal.com Fast food, fast cars, fast tracked, fast bikes…. Everything and everybody nowadays has to be fast. I still wonder why in our society we always apologize for our lack of speed? I don’t consider myself a lazy man but I like to take my time.  When I am in a rush I usually make a lot of mistakes, in life and on my bike… To escape the pressures of modern life I like to take my bike to the mountains, alone or with…

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Escape to Nepal

Escape to Nepal By: Becky Cavaliere Location: Nepal Also featured in Issue #21 | May 2014 My husband Rich and I just returned from a 9 day trip to Nepal, where we spent most of our time adventure biking high up in the Himalayas.  We are American expats who moved to Gurgaon,   India seven months ago for Rich’s job.  Our local mountain biking has been limited, and we were excited to ride some true mountain singletrack.  It seems like everyone in the mountain biking  community has heard about and/or seen…

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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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Meanwhile in Manali

Meanwhile in Manali By: Vineet Sharma Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #13 | Jan 2013 Manali, a Himalayan town located in the beautiful Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. The small town is the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and from there over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin. For me, Manali is one of the best mountain biking destinations in India and I just need an excuse to…

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