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MTB Nainital Challenge


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About The Event

TO BE THE BEST. IT’S WHY WE RIDE. IT’S WHY WE PRESENT And it’s why Walk to Himalayas here in its third year to present –The Coveted, The Extreme, The Most Anticipated events on the Mountain Bike calendar




Following the unprecedented success of series of MTB events in 2014 & 2015, it is no surprise that WTH is back for its third year. WTH is thrilled to launch the MTB NAINITAL. For 2016 the route has been polished up and with the introduction of one of Kumaon’s finest trails, this series will positively quench your thirst for adrenaline.


An exciting brand new venue making its debut on the 2016 calendar. With some of the most varied trails we have ever ridden, this is set to be a one of the best yet! MTB Nainital, Uttarakhand’s landmark cycling event will see cyclists of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, riding on bikes of all shapes and sizes, in celebration of cycling.





Race Profile:



21st April 2016, Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand

Flag Off

22rd April 2016, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Closing Ceremony

23rd April 2016, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Race Type

Cross Country MTB

Terrain Type

Off-Road, Broken Tarmac, Rocks, Sands, Mud,  Tarmac, Single-track

Race Distance

125 km



Highest Altitude

2512 M (8242 ft) above sea level

Lowest Altitude

457 M (1500 ft) above sea level

Total Days


Riding Days


Stay Type




Travel Itinerary


21st – 23rd April 2016 is going to witness a grandiose event biking on out of the ordinary trail. It is the benchmark event for atmosphere, innovation and organisation. Please find below the itinerary for more details:


How to Reach?


Train: Ranikhet Express; Board the train from Old Delhi station and get down at Ramnagar,From Ramnagar station, Jim Corbett resort which will hardly take you half an hour by road.


Day 0 - 21st Apr: Arrival


Day 0 is also known as the registration day. Riders will have to formally register themselves at the  venue by 6 PM. Arrival and check in at the resort in Jim Corbett. Everyone congregates by evening. This is followed by rider briefing, where the riders will be informed about the route and the race structure for the next two days. Riders will also collect their rider numbers on day 0. The day ends with dinner and informal interaction between the riders.


Day 1 - 22nd Apr: Race


Places Enroute: Kotabagh and Vinayak


Day 1 of the race the riders will start the day bright and early at 6:00 am with a cup of stiff mountain tea and light breakfast. The race begins from Ramnagar/ Bhelpadao. You head to Nainital which is 75 to 80 kms away from Ramnagar with approx. 20 kms flat and the rest of the terrain being a mix of major ascent and partial downhill. Enjoy the wilderness in the meandering lanes penetrating through the dense forest with the breath-taking backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas. Check in at the resort in Nainital and retire for the day.


Nainital has earned the epithet of ‘Lake District’ of India. It is said that the left eye (Nain) of Sati fell here and formed the emerald eye-shaped lake. In the evening you could simply pedal in the serene Nainital Lake and watch the cares of the modern world slip away. Dinner and overnight at the resort.


Day 2 - 23rd Apr: Race


Places Enroute: Pangot, China Peak


The second day of the race will commence post breakfast and briefing for the day, rider’s flag off to Kunjakhadak China Peak at an altitude of 2512 M (8242 ft) above sea level. This is the highest point of the race. There would be portions when the riders will have to carry their bikes on shoulder at times, 5 kms of single-track  off-road. A total of 45kms off-road ride, amazing single-track with great flow, tons of jumps, and fast terrain.


In the evening, cheer for yourself and the winner in the felicitation ceremony and prize distribution. Let yourself loose and bask in the glory of your accomplishment. Dinner and overnight at the resort in Nainital.


Day 3: 24th Apr


Post breakfast check out from Nainital. It’s time to wish adios to the royal forest of Deodhar trees, the blissfully undiluted silence, the crisp air laden with the scent of pines, and finally the enthralling ambiance of the Himalayan range and retrace your path back home. Reach Delhi and proceed for your onward destination.


Race Category


There are following participating categories in MTB Nainital Challenge 2016 –


 ♠ Men Expert Solo

 ♠ Men Enthusiast Solo

 ♠ Women Expert Solo

 ♠ Women Enthusiast Solo

 ♠ Student Solo (14-18 years)


How to Enter?


To join the ride, it’s very simple; just call us at 09594785345/09594175733 or mail us at / /







 25,000 INR

First Runner Up

 15,000 INR

Second Runner up

 10,000 INR




 25,000 INR

First Runner Up

 15,000 INR

Second Runner Up

10,000 INR




10,000 INR

First Runner Up

 5,000  INR

Terms & Conditions

  1. The participant does not have priority over either road or off road users and will ride sensibly and legally at all times with consideration to other riders and all other users of the route. The participant acknowledges that the route(s) are widely used by walkers, horse riders and families with small children and dogs.
  2. The participant is fully responsible for their actions whilst attending the event. This includes the event premise and during the ride itself. Walk to Himalayas does not accept responsibility for the actions of the participant nor the consequences of such actions.
  3. Each participant, upon signing on, agrees that they are physically and mentally capable of riding the distance they have chosen. If, during the event, they decide to change their route and distance, then all consequences of this action are theirs.
  4. All participants under the age of 18 shall have had a consent form (during signing on) completed by their parent/guardian and riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the entire ride.
  5. The participant agrees to receive Pre Event and promotional communications from Walk to Himalayas.
    All riders MUST sign-on at the event HQ at least 30 minutes before the event start time and the number board allocated should be fixed to the bike and visible at all times.
  6. Each participant accepts full responsibility for any fees or costs incurred or arising from the need for repatriation.
  7. It is mandatory that all riders wear a safety approved cycling helmet. Any rider not wearing a helmet will be disqualified from the event and could be liable for damages if involved in an accident on that basis. The rider must accept this as a condition of entry. WTH reserves the right to refuse entry to the event to anyone with inappropriate equipment or clothing.
  8. The Participant confirms that they understand and accept that they are responsible for the roadworthiness and safe working order of their own cycle, that the use of triathlon handlebars or similar is prohibited, that lights (front & rear with adequate battery life) must be used during hours of dusk/darkness and that no accompanying vehicles are allowed to follow riders.
  9. During the event there will be warning signs at appropriate points on the trails or roads. Absence of these signs does not signal that there are no dangers approaching and it is the individual rider’s responsibility to make a decision regarding whether to ride a section or not. The marking of the route does not necessarily indicate that the trail or road is rideable and the participant is deemed to make their own decision about whether to proceed on bike, foot or not at all.
  10. WTH reserves the right to shorten or alter the published route at any time. Participants do not have the right to claim a refund if the route is shortened.
  11. Participants understand and accept that whilst all reasonable effort has been made by WTH to make the events safe and enjoyable, WTH does NOT accept liability for any accident, damage, theft, injury or illness to entrants, spectators, or any other person, vehicle or property whatsoever. Participants agree that NO liability whatsoever shall attach to WTH, promoting organisations, members of the promoting organisations, landowners, event officials, volunteers, or event sponsors in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by the participant in or by reason of the event HOWEVER CAUSED.
  12. By entering the event location you agree to be filmed / photographed and to the use of your image in any footage used by WTH or any official sponsors for their own publicity in any media worldwide.
  13. All riders must report to the finish, even if they retire. Not doing so will mean that a search may be organised and the subsequent cost will be billed to the rider.
  14. Event entry fees cannot be refunded or transferred under any circumstances.
  15. WTH reserves the right to cancel any event, due to extreme weather conditions, strikes, trade disputes, breakdowns, government or political action, interruption of transport, acts of war or terrorism, acts of omissions by a third party for any other reasons whatsoever outside of WTH control. In such an event, each participant’s entry with be automatically moved to the rescheduled event. If a Participant cannot make this event, they can carry their entry to another event organised by WTH of an equal or lower ticket value within the following 6 month period. No refunds will be issued.
  16. Every rider affirms that he/she is in good health. He/she declares that he/she is physically fit and capable to participate in the event. Every rider understands it can be a strenuous day out with significant amounts of climbing and distance to be cycled in order to complete the course.
  17. Every rider has to acknowledge that he/she has read and understand this entire waiver of liability and agrees to be legally bound by it. This is done when registering on the day of the event.

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