Temghar MTB Challenge 2019

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The Temghar MTB Challenge presented by Pawa Collagen, put Temghar on the map for MTB and downhill bikers, on the weekend of 12th-13th Jan 2019.

The organisers – Backpack Outdoors, Rolling Academy and Mumbai MTB Offroaders, carved out scenic routes near the Temghar dam, with a thrilling mix of downhill, steep ascents and brake-burning descents! Cyclop supported the event as the community partner.


About 50 dirt-lovin’ bikers from Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Nashik and Indore came together for one of 4 races – XCC: Cross Country Circuit, XCO: Cross Country Olympic, Downhill Full Suspension and Downhill Hardtail.

Riders rush as the Flag goes off for the XCC mass start. Pic: Nagesh Wagh
Akshay Ananth from Pune going high during his DH – Hard Tail run. Pic: Nagesh Wagh

Rishabh Gowda from Bangalore enjoying some Pune air as he flies towards the finish line. Pic: Vaibhav Huddar


Slade Gomes and Ruturaj Bhopatkar from Pune MTB Corp conducting the MTB Workshop. Pic: Nagesh Wagh


Prem Kotwal from Alankaar Band setting the tunes right for the evening!  Pic: Nagesh Wagh
A chilled out and relaxing bonfire session on Saturday Eve. Pic: Nagesh Wagh
Camping in the wilderness. Pic: Nagesh Wagh


Vitthal Bhosale (1st), Eshaan Sharma (2nd) and Shubham Singh (3rd) for both XCC and XCO races. Pic: Nagesh Wagh  
Shashank CK (1st) took the top podium of Downhill Hard Tail category whereas Sreevishal Balipati (2nd) and Sahil Sehgal (3rd) gave a tough fight. Pic: Nagesh Wagh

Downhill Full Suspension was topped by Slade Gomes (1st) followed by Rishabh Gowda (2nd) and Abhijeet Gharad (3rd). Pic: Nagesh Wagh

  Awards and Goodies won by the winners! Pic: Nagesh Wagh

More power to the organisers for organising this! Would you like to hit the dirt, and chill with some music at night? Watch out for the Temghar MTB Challenge next year!

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