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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3rd Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018

South India is known for its bright winters and pleasant climate. This winter, Bengaluru’s Avati hills baked up with the 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival. With three disciplines to choose from to scale the mountain, BMF included Trail running,  Cross Country and Downhill mountain biking. The 2018 edition of BMF is sponsored by 2GO Active Wear in association with Shathayu Ayurveda Yoga Retreat supported by Veloscope, Original Monkey, Red Bull, BOTS, Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Cross Country Pedal junkies from all over India lined up for the Cross Country race starting…

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Smell the Chai – a blend of Tea & Rubber

Waking up to a steaming teakettle on a foggy day is the way to spin in Munnar, Kerala. An invitation from Michael McLean (Mountain Bike Kerala) to join his team on a week long escape got me going! Knowing Mike’s trails, an Enduro meal was on the menu. Tea plantations spread over the mountains touching the sky. Leaves with strong fragrance of the morning stimulant. Century old pathways dug deep in the shrubs. Swirling through twigs with bars caressing the ayurvedic verdure. The invigorating trails of Munnar are a treat…

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Coffee and Trails

Coffee and Trails By: Vineet Sharma Location: Yercaud, Tamil Nadu – INDIA Also featured in Issue #9 | May 2012 Summer – Time to teach mountain biking to school kids who have never experienced this sport before. I have travelled to many places in India for this work and I love it as it helps me to check out this wonderful country more and meet wonderful people. This summer I got a chance to check out a small hill station “Yercaud” in the Southern India state Tamil Nadu. Before leaving…

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