MTB Himalaya’s weekend edition mountain biking will take off with its second race in the Shimla Edition 2013 in an off-road mountain biking adventure from Potters Hill, in Shimla here on April 6.
Around 50 mountain bikers will participate in 133 km adventure in India’s toughest mountain biking challenge in one of Himachal’s most testing terrains which is organized by Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA) and Himachal Tourism.
The race will start from Potters Hill on day 1 at 9 am from the route meandering through one of the oldest boarding schools in Asia, Bishop Cotton School, Panthaghati, the striking landscape of Anadpur, cold gushing rivers of Sadhupul, forest covers of Junga and halts at Chail, which hosts the cricket ground owned by the erstwhile royal family of Patiala.
On day 2, the race will continue from Chail, runs past the quaint village of Dochi, Sadhupul, soft gurgling streams and sublime mountain ranges of Shoghi, Panthaghati and finally ends at Shimla.
Mountain biking in the Himalayas is a tribute to many aspects: the riders’ endurance, bicycling – one of the most environment-friendly sports, the magnificence of the mountains, coexisting with nature and most of all, it is a tribute to Himachal Pradesh.