Wednesday, September 5, 2012

India's 1st Mt. Nandadevi International Mountain Biking Expedition 2012

 PREVIOUS RACES HELD IN INDIA 
SWEET VICTORY COMES FROM DEDICATION 
 CULTURE AND SPORTS CONNECTING WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION
 PAST EVENTS ACTION, IN NOVEMBER 2012 THE ACTION WILL BE HIGH IN THE HIMALAYAS!
 COMMUNITY INTEREST, SPORTS ENDURANCE RACING, EXPLORING INDIA!
I've been following the Mt. Nandadevi International Mountain Biking Expedition updates through their Facebook event page. The regular updates are upbeat and the event seems to be taking shape gathering an international following. The 1st bi-annual race this year starts November 23, 2012 and finishes December 1, 2012 along the Himalayas.

From their website, 

"Indiamtb.com is an initiative of INFINITE EVENTS and few young, energetic and vivid cyclist of India who have join hand to design and manage few National and International Mountain Biking, BMX and Flat Land Cycle events across India. The team at INFINITE EVENTS is building this years MTB endurance race in a quest to present South East Asia’s biggest International Mountain Biking Expeditions."
Background on the 2012 Expedition:
"We named the event 1st Mt. NANDADEVI INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKING EXPEDITION and dedicated to India’s Second highest mountain MT. NANDADEVI."
Mt. NANDADEVI INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKING EXPEDITION is all set unveil on the 23rd November 2012 in Uttrakhand (www.uk.gov.in). This event will start from Dehradun the capital of Uttrakhand and will end at Auli."
Starting on 23rd November 2012 and finishing on the 1st of December 2012, this multi-stage race will cover 9 great days will criss cross Gharwal area of Uttrkhand State. Mt Nandadevi International expedition takes place in the Indian Himalayas region covering 400.6 miles (645km) at altitudes above 3000 meters. Participants will breach elevations of 3768 meters (12365 feet) at the highest point taking in spectacular view of great Nandadevi Mountain. Each night of the event will showcase different Gharwali Cultural performances by local villages and a dance performance by a noted Odissi dancer on the day of closing ceremony.

"Mt. Nandadevi International Mountain Biking Expedition (MNIMBE) has been designed for cyclist that is physically and mentally prepared. Riders will witness beautiful landscapes as they pass through mountains, tropical rain forests, Villages. The race course has various different types of terrain, from gravel, asphalt, single tracks, and forest."
Exedition Race Route:

  • Day 1    : DEHRADUN – KOLUKHET – MUSSORI – GEORGE EVEREST – MUSSOORIE
  • Day 2    : MUSSOORIE – SUAKHOLI DHANOLTI KADUKHAL – SUKUNDA DEVI TREK – CHAMBA
  • Day 3    : CHAMBA – NEW TEHRI – BORADI – TIPRI  – PIPALI DALI – GADOLIA – GHANSYALI
  • Day 4    : GHANSYALI – CHIRBATIA – JAKHOLI
  • Day 5    : JAKHOLI – MAYALI – TILWARA – KUND / UKHIMATH -SAYALI
  • Day 6    : SAAYALI – DUGALBITA – CHOPTA – CHANDRASHILA TOP – MANDAL / GOPESHWAR
  • Day 7    : GOPESHWAR / MANDAL – PIPAL KOTI – JOSHIMATH
  • Day 8    : JOSHI MATH – AULI – GORSON TOP (NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE)  – AULI
Total Distance: 400.6 mi  (645Km)
Total Elevation: + 141463 / – 140127 ft
# of Track Points 42488
Num Course Points 70
Start Elevation 3209 ft
End Elevation 4503 ft
Minimum Elevation 1213 ft
Maximum Elevation 11793 ft
Average Elevation 3685 ft
Max Grade 40.0 %
Avg. Grade -0.1 %

"Each stage of the race will feature two checkpoints where medical assistance, food and drinks will be provided to each athlete. Fruit, water, sandwiches, energy bars and energy drinks will be supplied at each checkpoint."
"Mt. Nandadevi International Mountain Biking Expedition (MNIMBE) offers 4 categories: Open Men, Open Women, Master (the sum of ages must be +80 years) and Solo (This includes women and men). These will be the official categories if and only a minimum of 5 teams sign up for each category. Individuals under 18 years of age will not be allowed to participate."
"Prizes will be rewarded at the end of each stage to winners of that day. The leader of the race will also receive a prize daily. Jerseys will be given daily to the winners of each stage as well as the leader of the general classification. The winners of the general classification will receive a cash prize at the end of the race. The rest of the winners will receive other great prizes and surprises."
"Mt. Nandadevi International Mountain Biking Expedition (MNIMBE) the race was created to satisfy the hunger of extreme athletes and to share the beauty of India."

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Brian Perich was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) lecturer for a decade, father, and adventure cyclist based in South Korea.

Previously, Brian has led Canoe adventures in Quetico Provincial Park, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada (1993/1999); led Grand American camping adventures (2000); lived at Paramahansa Yogananda's SRF Ashram for 5 months (see the film "AWAKE"), formerly worked in titanium welding at Agilent Technologies, formerly worked in Winery industry in Marin County with Kendall Jackson in California; Surfing and Meditation continued for several years in California, British Columbia, South Korea, Yoga training in California 1999-2000.

Between 1994-1998 - Brian completed his own adventures with motorcycles. His motorcycling marathons took him across the United States and central/western Canada, while traveling solo over an astounding 24,000km in 60 days! Brian endured 900 mile/1300km average days in the motorcycle saddle and apparently loved every minute of those adventures.

Today, he has given up motorcycle adventures altogether, but finds an outlet for his enthusiasm in outdoor recreation while bicycle touring and micro-blogging about those experiences on his mountain bikes.

While employed as an English teacher in South Korea, Brian has became an advocate for bicycle touring on his mountain bikes. The Korean-World blog originated from those small adventures in Korea, now expanded to cover his recent trek down the TransMongolian highway to the Gobi Desert, cycling 900km east through the Khentii grasslands and in 2012 crossing Mongolia in 45 days, 2500 kilometers 1553 miles. HimalayasX expedition Brian previously cycled across western China, the Taklamakan Desert, the northern Himalayas of East Turkestan Xinjiang/Uyghur Autonomous Region, the corrugated back roads and mountains of Kham Tibet. Brian successfully completed his 2011 mountain bike expedition with 3200 kilometers / 1988 miles unsupported, on/off road MTB adventure cycling.
Brian has completed his second mountain bike journey, MongoliaX expedition - Crossing Mongolia 2012, an unsupported mountain bike MTB expedition across 2500km of Outer Mongolia from Ulanbaatar to Altai Taven-Bogd National Park bordering China, Russia and Mongolia.


In 2013, as a sequel to a trilogy of cycle tours, Brian enjoyed a more leisure bicycle tour onboard his Koga-Miyata World Traveller seeing the northern tier of the United States and western Canada covering 3400 kilometers / 2000 miles in 30 days. This North American cycle tour was called Totherocktour. Enjoying the adventure of bicycle travel and every great conversation started while traveling on the road - has refueled his inspirations to cycle around the Earth. In 2013, while he cycled solo from the Great Lake State of Michigan, United States to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He weaved through local communities and reconnected with friends, family and community after spending almost a decade in Asia.


Brian is now supporting several non-profit foundations through expeditions: IDEAS Foundation of Canada IDEAS is the acronym for Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society which supports the IBD community, those suffering from IBD-inflammatory bowel disease, also known as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.


The second non-profit foundation is ETE.ORG - Education Through Expeditions, UK which supports educational outreach programs inside schools around the world. ETE connects explorers with students in the classroom, through an interactive online program in development (Beta).


Brian is researching support for a 18000 kilometer bicycle expedition across the Americas: North, Central and South America - ONE -Arctic to Argentina
Please contact him if you are interested in helping out.

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