Apu Wamani – Mountain Gods of the Andes

The Inca worshipped the mountains as protective deities. These “Guardians of the Valley” were called „Apu Wamani“ in Quechua, the language of the Inca. An ambitious bike project in Chile wanted to try and bike five of these mountains to raise awareness of the history of these people that are no longer. I followed an invitation to the last big mountain of this multi-year expedition. Words: Gerhard Czerner | Photography: Martin Bissig The Llullaillaco is the third highest volcano on Earth with its 6739m. It’s also the highest mountain with no glacial…

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BC Bike Ride Expands Tour Packages in British Columbia

 BC Bike Ride – powered by the world-renowned BC Bike Race – is expanding its operations and event style tours to include new adventures and new regions. The Ride will now include the Kootenays, the Coast, and – returning for year three – Northern British Columbia. “The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.” ~ Reinhold Messner. Race and Ride both fall under the brand BCBR and with 12 years of experience executing a mobile stage race with 600 racers and over 200 staff, the BC…

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Making country proud – Rinku Thakur

The best and youngest mountain biking weapon of India “Rinku Thakur” has seen enough podiums already and his journey has just started. Currently standing #1 in Asian Enduro Series ranking (Junior Category) Rinku has been regularly making his hometown and country proud. Know more about young lad Rinku in this exclusive interview by Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine. Rinku Thakur Hometown: Manali Current Bike: Yeti SB6 Years Riding: Riding fulltime since 2013 Current sponsors: Himalayan Mountain Bike Network FR MTB: How did you get into mountain biking? RINKU: I started my…

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This is Peaty: #LASTORDERS EP.2

It’s always hard to draw comparisons between athlete’s worlds apart in different sports, especially with the enormity of the Motorsports industry compared to mountain bikes. But there are huge similarities between the way fans around the world have embraced both Steve Peat and Ken Block, both ambassadors and icons of their own sports. A year ago, Ken Block’s annual drift battle Gymkhana Grid came to the UK and Steve was invited to compete in All Stars tournament by ken. Since then the Monster Energy team mates remained in touch and…

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25th Eurobike Report

25th Eurobike comes to a close with 42,720 trade visitors and 34,400 bike fans – International participation rises to 106 countries – 1766 journalists from 41 countries – Eurobike 2017 with one Festival Day Once again, the Eurobike was able to present itself as a valuable platform of the international bicycle industry. From start-up entrepreneurs, to dealers and decision-makers in mid-sized enterprises, and on up to leaders of large corporations: All in all 42,720 industry visitors came to Lake Constance (2015: 45,870). An additional 34,400 bike fans (2015: 20,730) wanted…

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Prodigy MTB Interschool Race 2016

Prodigy MTB Interschool Race 2016 makes a Muddy Debut Prodigy MTB Race 2016, an inter-school cycling event organized on 13th August, 2016 by Gnarly, took place with a grand success in Chobar, outskirts of the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. The event saw almost a hundred school kids from ages 3 to 18 maneuvering muddy tracks of the southern edge of Chobar! While several biking races take place each year in Nepal, a race dedicated to school kids are few and far between – and undoubtedly, Prodigy MTB Race has broken the…

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Suman Tamang | Rider Interview

Full Name:  Suman Tamang Nickname: Khatra Hometown: Lalitpur, Bhainsepa Favorite Drinks: Red Bull Music: Acoustic and any relaxing music. FR MTB MAG: When did you start racing? SUMAN: I have been racing since 3 years. My first race was 3rd National Downhill Championship of Nepal in 2013 in which I got 13th position. FR MTB MAG: Who inspired you to get in the world of mountain biking or who are your biggest influences in the sport? SUMAN: My brothers Shyam Limbu, Anuj Adhikary, Rajesh Lama, Sushovit Chaudhary, Suwas Maharjan, Bikash…

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Hans Rey: Follow me to Livigno

Are you looking for a special biking destination for your summer cycling holidays? Hans Rey will give you one. The MTB legend invites all bikers to follow him to Livigno on the new flow trails of the Mountain Park Carosello 3000. A new concept of track  that can guarantee fun and safety for families and beginners as well as adrenaline and challenges for expert riders. August is a month that more than any other evokes the summer holidays spirit. Located in the heart of the Italian Alps, Livigno has become…

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World Class athletes at Perskindol Swiss Epic

The six-day mountain bike stage race PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC takes place for the third time from 12 to 17 September 2016, leading participants once again through the fantastic mountain landscape of the Valais from Zermatt to Verbier via Leukerbad. Despite the Olympics, many international top male and female professional mountain bikers have already confirmed their participation. Nino Schurter The SCOTT-Odlo MTB racing team already announced at the beginning of April that former and reigning world champion Nino Schurter would once again be appearing in PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC from 12 to…

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