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Enduro With An Indian Twist ... Mtb Himachal 2005

Old 08-22-05, 05:03 AM
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Enduro With An Indian Twist ... Mtb Himachal 2005

Village backroads, jeep tracks and a little local singletrack... There’s medics on motorbikes, mango and banana feeding stations, and as you’d expect of the Himalayas, lots of up and downs (10,000m!)... En route, there's an audience with the Dalai Lama, and the finish coincides with Deshera, one of the big festival days in the Hindi calendar. An enduro ride, with an Indian twist…

The event is well sponsored and being covered by MTV India and ESPN, so entry is really reasonable – 100US for the 8 days, plus international flights. The ideal bike is a low maintenance hardtail with front suspension. I reckon you'd need about 12 days all in, to cover getting up to Shimla, busing back from Manali, and some chilling out days at the beginning/end. Plans are to run the event every year, in conjunction with a big push to develop bike trails and backroads in the Himachal Pradesh area – putting India on the cycling map…

If you know of any bike clubs that might be interested in a great, alternative October ride, please pass on the site details. Foreign support at the event would be really welcome - it's a great chance to meet some local riders too.

Here's the site address:


MTB HIMACHAL is mountain biking Himachal Pradesh, an event conceptualized and being organized by Himalayan adventure sports and tourism promotion association, an organization working towards sustainable tourism development in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The first event of its kind in the country, it will bring together a plethora of international and national riders, riding trails of the hill state over seven says, spanning the districts of Shimla, Mandi, Kullu, Hamirpur, Bilaspur and Kangra. 100 riders are expected to participate in the event. MTB Himachal is supported by the department of tourism, Government of Himachal Pradesh.

Himalayan Foothills, 8 days, 680 kilometers, 10,000 metres of climbing, a test of strength and determination, a challenge, an adventure …...

Stretch mind, muscle and stamina

The first event of its kind in India, MTB Himachal is a mountain cycling adventure and an endurance race. Starting from Shimla, on the 6th of October, 2005, a maximum of 100 amateur and pro riders are estimated to grind their way back and forth over the beautiful Himalayan backcountry while bouncing, grunting and pedaling through over 600 kilometers of wilderness trails, all part of the 2005 MTB HIMACHAL. It will be a test of physical endurance and mental determination for mountain cycling enthusiasts from India and abroad. The event ends at the venue of the celebrations of the famous Kullu Dushehra, on 13th October, 2005 at Kullu.
MTB HIMACHAL 2005 is being organized as a wilderness mountain bike race, where participants sleep in tent villages that are set up prior to their arrival and broken down immediately after the start each morning. Enthusiasts will be faced to endure the climate and physical challenges of the Himachal Himalayas.
All legs begin at 8:00 am and riders are expected to reach the finish line by 6:00 pm daily. Stages include breakfast, a pre – designated lunch area, beverages along the route, dinner and an awards ceremony each night where the winners are awarded Leader Jerseys. After the final stage, times will be calculated to determine the overall winners dispensing a total of 5,00,000/- RS in prize money.
MTB HIMACHAL is being organized by Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association, H.A.S.T.P.A and is supported by the Department of Tourism, Government of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal has some of the best terrain in the world for the sport of mountain cycling and MTB Himachal 2005 is just the event to present a unique view of the scenic landscape to visitors. Where on one hand it brings the excitement of the sport of Mountain Biking to Himachal Pradesh on the other it creates a platform for the sport to thrive in the state. The vision is to create the most challenging Mountain Bike race in the world!

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