The second edition of Indias first and only moutain-bike race, Trans Himachal, is scheduled for October 4 to 30, starting in Shimla, the capital of the Indian Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. The race finishes nine days and 650-kilometers later in Manali, the popular tourist destination in the Himalayan ranges of Bara Banghal and the central Lahaul massif.
Riders will cross multiple Himalayan passes for a total of more than 12,000 meters of climbing. The course winds its way through singletrack, doubletrack, and broken tarmac, tarmac and sometimes just footpaths. There are long downhills and grueling uphills, as there are straight stretches, there are sections of hike and bike, and there are fast paced gravel roads.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.mtbhimachal.com