Shimla, Apr 11 UNI | 3 months ago

As many as 60 riders including eight women and three foreginders participants would vie for the two days Motor Biking Himalaya Shimla begins here trom tomorrow.

Chief of Staff of Army Training Command (ARTRAC) Lieutenant General B S Sachar would flag off the event at 0900 hrs at Hotel Holiday Home tomorrow. It was first time when 15 riders of this capital town were participating in the event.

The Event would has been organised to promote adventure and sports tourism in the state and the coutnry The event has been divided into three category Open Men Solo, Open Master Solo, Open Women Solo and Student Category.

It was first time when seven to eight riders would take part from this hill state and six student participants.

The route of 3rd Edtion of MTB Shimla would be Shimla to Chail and back on the next day. The riders would ride approximately 120 kms over the two days who have to climb by 3300 mter and maximum elevation of 2200 mt from Sea elel The route would include river bed ridign as well as multiple streams crossing followed by Challenging single track sections.

The riders many of whome have came form Bangalore, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai would starte the race by heading towards this histroic mall road, making their way past the iconic Ridge Maidan towards the historic mall road.

Spring has its charm in the Himalayn hills. The valleys are lush and full of life, the skies are clear and blue, the trails raw and the temperatures cool. in other words the perfect setting for hosting a mountain bike race.

(Posted on 11-04-2014)