August 27, 2005 – MTB Himachalis a mountain biking endurance race and tour. The event is the first of its kind in the Indian Himalayas and would be flagged off from Shimla on October 6th and finish at Kullu on October 12th. October 13th is reserved for the prize distribution ceremony. The race is being organized by H.A.S.T.P.A with support and assistance by the Tourism and Youth Services and Sports Department Government of Himachal Pradesh.
MTB Himachal is primarily an endurance event. The course is 680km and includes the best singletracks, downhills and road sections in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, the host state. The race is for seven days and seven stages of three legs each. The organizers shall take care of all essential road crew, accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents, all meals, medical crew, transportation and beverages for the event. The participants shall have to organize their tickets for Delhi from where they will be transported to the start venue, Shimla.
The details of the event and the entry forms are available on the official web site: www.mtbhimachal.com.