Mechukha Downhill MTB Championship 2017

Held as a part of the Mechukha Adventure Festival 2017, the Mechukha Downhill MTB Championship 2017 is the first downhill mountain bike event organized in the quite, mountainous state of Arunachal Pradesh in north-east India. The 2.36 km long DH course built by the AMBIA team is one of the fastest downhill courses in India. With sections sending racers over 70kmph! The course included flight boosting wooden doubles built by Shillong’s Gregory Allya Warjri along with Gautam Taode of “GT Adventures”. The seeding run saw Nepal’s Prachit Magar take the lead…

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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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El Caminito del Rey on a mountain bike

Before getting into the history of the El Camino del Rey I think I should clarify an important point of this project so that none of our readers get the wrong idea. The Caminito del Rey cannot be done by bicycle. We need to thank the company that manages the Caminito del Rey and Malaga Provincial Government for the permission granted us to take these images and to do it on a bike. It was a special opportunity offered to a professional rider I confess that I have been impressed by the quality and…

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Livigno: the summer is magic and flow

Riding on the new flow-trails at Carosello 3000 – Livigno Livigno’s summer is going to be really magic. Carosello 3000 continues with the construction of their  innovative trail network of flow style mountain biking trail , considered the new frontier in the mountain bike universe. The trails will be accessible from Saturday, June 18 with the opening of the gondola Livigno Center (access to the Roller Coaster), while from Saturday, June 25, the gondola Carosello 3000 (San Rocco zone) will give access to the complete trail system. The inauguration of a…

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EVENT ALERT: Kohima Downhill 2015

Kohima Downhill & 4th Annual Hornbill Cycle Rally Native Station Nagaland have started preparation for organizing 2nd Downhill Mountain Biking Race and 4th Annual Hornbill Cycle Rally. We at Freerider Mountain Bike Magazine have supported Native Station’s motive and continue providing our assistance as much possible to these great bunch of people rolling the wheels in North East India. What’s more exciting?  Department of Tourism has endorsed two of the most exciting cycling events in North-East – Kohima Downhill and Annual Hornbill Cycle Rally which we are clubbing under one…

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Exclusive Video: Empire

It’s Genghis Khan and the thoughts of him founding the largest empire in the worlds history that enter your mind when you think of Mongolia. A huge empty land, rarely visited, an exotic unknown that conjures up images of ancient times and fearsome conquests. Empire: A film by Gary Thomas A land that will make you feel small, tiny in the midst of its vastness. Where the locals are strong and proud, and whose hospitality is legendary. They’ve conquered this tough environment, surviving here amongst the harsh seasons that make…

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Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India

Top 5 Mountain Biking destinations of India Top five highly recommended mountain biking destinations of India that you must check out. By: Vineet Sharma Also featured in Issue #25 | Jan-Feb 2015 | 3rd Special Collectors Edition – Printed Rich culture, best spices, great food, highest mountains, adventure everywhere. Welcome to India with your mountain bike and here are top 5 highly recommended epic mountain biking destinations that you must check out. #1 Manali – Himachal Pradesh: Manali, a Himalayan town located in the beautiful Indian state of Himachal Pradesh…

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Arabian Trails

Arabian Trails – Hans Rey and Dave Watson explore Jordan By Hans Rey and Carmen Rey | Photos Dean ‘Blotto’ Gray Location:  Petra – JORDAN Also featured in Issue #4 | July 2011 When I received a phone call from the producer of the popular TV series, ‘Ride Guide’ asking me if I would like to go with them to Jordan in the Middle East, I was pretty excited. Jordan has been on my “Places to ride” list for a long time. Who wouldn’t want the chance to explore this ancient land…

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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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Meadow of Flowers

Meadow of Flowers By: James Frampton Location: Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir – INDIA Also featured in Issue #9 | May 2012 Gulmarg is a small ski resort sitting close to the Indian/ Pakistani border, 10km from the line of control. Iv been visiting the resort in winters for years to snowboard the powder. I became increasingly keen to see what it had to offer in summer times too. I dreamed about riding the mountain on two wheels, and in summer 2011 this became a reality. Myself, my wife, and my Commencal Supreme traveled…

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