Ladakh MTB Festival 2020

Months passed staying put in one place, Covid pandemic put a halt on activities globally. With most mountain bike events in India cancelled for 2020, it was a bright news getting an invite for the 2020 Ladakh MTB Festival by team Unexplored Ladakh. Following necessary safety guidelines suggested by the Indian government, this high altitude gathering of mountain bikers was ready to roll.

Tickets booked, bikes packed, cameras and empty harddrives packed! Gautam Taode and I were onboard our day flight to Leh. On reaching Leh, 7 days of isolation followed and we joined the rest of the crew to dig and test out the course at the Disko Valley Bike park. Continuing from the first design and build session I’d been a part of in 2019, the digging this year was somewhat relaxed. This MTB Fest is a weekender with downhill races, jump session, trail exploration with the Unexplored Ladakh crew.

Read more on the Ladakh MTB Festival 2020 on Freerider Mountain Bike eMagazine