North Quest Challenge 2019

. High altitude mountain biking is a whole different wheel game. One of the highest altitude, accredited XCM races in the world – North Quest Challenge was back with its 3rd edition earlier this September in Leh, India. Some of the biggest names of Indian cross country racing were cranking it at the NQC at 3500mts for 2 days, fighting wind, climbs and the altitude! Organised by Wisdom Eventosport under the aegis of the Cycling Federation of India, North Quest Challenge included categories for all levels of riders. Elite men,…

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Rayate MTB Race 2019 – Maharashtra

Photos: Sandeep Sakharkar Coming back for the second year, an event by ‘Kalyan cyclist’, the Rayate MTB Race 2019 was a monsoon adventure during  Maharashtra’s rain spell week in June. Team Kalyan Cyclist has been helping grow the sport in the community by introducing new riders to the trails, organizing local events and maintaining riding spots. The race categories were split into three parts – Cross Country, Enduro and Juniors. Sunday saw riders from Pune, Kalyan and Mumbai lining up on the start. A total of nearly 45 racers were pitting…

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MTB Bangladesh XCO Championship 2019

Words: Vinay Menon  // Photos: Asif Aminur Rashid Mountain biking in Bangladesh has been gaining momentum in the past few years. A first in the books for MTB Bangladesh, they hosted the XCO championship in Chittagong this June. With no sponsors and three months of preparation, MTB Bangladesh flagged off their first XCO race that ran through the beautiful tea plantations in Hathazari. A 7.2km Loop in Fatickchari Odulia Tea Garden included 30% uphill, 20% downhill, 30% flowy sections and 20% tech root sections. In a nation where cycling is not…

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Quick Look: UCI MTB World Cup XCO standings

Explore the current Men and Women UCI MTB World Cup XCO standings. Here is all you need to know: Women’s XCO Nové Mesto selected results: 1. Kate Courtney USA 1hr 27m 31s 2. Rebecca Ellen McConnell AUS +0.36 3. Haley Smith CAN +0.42 4. Sina Frei SUI +0.45 5. Malene Degn DEN +1.33 10. Anne Tauber NED +2.38 30. Jenny Rissveds SWE +1 lap Sina Frei, Rebecca McConnell, Kate Courtney, Haley Smith, Malene Degn stand on the podium at UCI XCO World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic…

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15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC – Time Trials

The 15th National Mountain Bike Championship 2018 conducted by the Cycling Federation of India saw a refreshing new course for the Cross Country discipline, with tech climbs and steep singletrack descents. Not the usual XC course you’d see at the Indian Nationals, the 2018 trail was demanding as well as rewarding, with it’s flow and gradients, said some of the racers. The Giant Starkenn team did an excellent job of putting together a challenging XC track, which surely filtered on the best XC racers of the country, in the Time Trials-leg…

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Video: Course Preview – 15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 | XC

The 15th Indian National MTB Championship 2018 is coming up in Pune, Maharashtra from 26 to 28 of October. The XC course is about  3.7kms in length and will include multiple laps of this track based on the categories. Here’s Himachal Pradesh’s Shiven (XCO – Elite Men) spinning you through a course preview.  It’s a great track for National Championships, with steep climbs and a lot of single tracks. – Shiven .

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Discover the true MTB paradise of Val di Sole

Val di Sole is a true paradise for mountain bikers. It may host the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, but it’s not just a playground for pros. Riders of all abilities flock to this MTB Mecca thanks to a huge variety of trails and bike parks. With its network of routes, amenities, lifts and cycle buses, it’s uniquely geared for riders. The 35km long Val di Sole cycle path is the ideal way to get to your starting point. It follows the Noce river through woodland and meadows along the valley…

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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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Event Alert: 7th Himalayan Outdoor Festival 2018 | Nepal

7th Edition of the Himalayan Outdoor Festival comprises of rock climbing, trail running and mountain biking. 3 Days of mountain sports celebration in the Himalayas. Come on in, join the fun! Ride: Downhill Individual (DHI), Cross Country Olympic (XCO), Night Uphill, Cross Country Eliminator (XCE) Rock : Bouldering, Dyno, Natural Rock Run : 5K, 10K+, 20K +, 2K(U-13), Night Uphill Adventure Film Screening,  Live Music/ Dj, Food Stalls, Gears Sales, Fun Games, Art Market Categories : Male : U-13, U -19, Elite, Masters 30+, Masters 40+, Female : U – 21, Elite…

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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016 – Report

The biggest and baddest mountain bike show of India wrapped up on 29th May in Manali – The Mountain Biking Capital of India. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival which expanded to 3 epic events saw great participation and action and here is the report. The 3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival (2016 – Manali) finished  in Manali which is also known as the “Mountain Biking Capital of India”. The festival kicked off with Himalayan BMX Comp on 26th May 2016 in the main town where the immense crowd witnessed BMX…

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