Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival
Manali / Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh
WHAT IS IT?
First of its kind mountain biking festival in India, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and party together for 1 week in the summer holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’. The festival consist of various mountain biking events and activities assisted with mountain bike races, demos, workshops, live concerts and bike expo.
Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival is a 4-day celebration and riding with camping, live music, local food and beer, bike demos and world class mountain bike races on the best trails Manali has to offer.
WHEN IS IT?
The 5th Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival is strategically planned during the tourist season of Manali. This 4 day celebration will be held from 11th to 14th October 2018. This is a great time for the participants and audience to enjoy riding and celebrating in the pleasant festive season.
In simple words; Ride all day – Party all night in The Mountain Bike Capital of India
LIST OF EVENTS DURING HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL
1: Himalayan BMX Comp: A great platform for professional and upcoming BMX riders in India. Himalayan BMX Comp is the only BMX flatland event in the Himalayas and draws a roster of India’s best flatland BMX riders. Here we have breath taking contests like Highest Air, Best Flatland Trick, Best Bunny Hop and tons of other demo’s that are out of the ordinary.
2: Himalayan Trails n Dust MTB Challenge: Himalayan Trails n Dust MTB Challenge started the mountain bike race scene in Manali back in 2011. It is now the most wanted mountain bike race of Manali and the most technical XC MTB race of India which has inspired many other races in the region. This XC stage race offers ultimate singletrack experience and a lifetime adventure to all the participants.
3: Himalayan Enduro Championship: We are very excited to introduce Enduro Mountain Bike Race in India and contribute in the growth of this style which has gained popularity worldwide. The trails of Manali and surrounding beautiful villages lends itself to many styles of mountain biking making it perfect for Himalayan Enduro Championship which will be flagged off from Rohtang Pass located at an elevation of 3978m (13,050 ft)!
4: Himalayan Downhill Mountain Bike Trophy: The biggest and most wicked downhill mountain bike race of India – The Himalayan Downhill Mountain Bike Trophy is held at Ski Himalayas Mountain Bike Park which is equipped with modern ski lifts and epic gravity assisted track on a ski slope making it a flawless venue to host a world-class downhill mountain bike race in the Himalayas.
5: Himalayan Mountain Bike Photo Contest: This is the first of its kind shout out to photographers in India who compete and display their creativity during the event and make Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival unforgettable. Here, invited photographers put together the best action and lifestyle slideshow from the events hosted during Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival.