Whoohooo … a downhill race in Bangalore and maybe the first ever in the country !

What is DownHill biking ?

Downhill biking is a gravity-assisted time trial mountain biking event. Riders race against the clock on courses which typically take two to five minutes to complete.

More info about DownHill biking (about the kind of equipment, safety, rules etc)

Race Details

Where: Turahalli

When: 7:30am. Sunday, 17th July 2011

What: Downhill Race

Who: Anybody and everybody

How long: a 1km gravity assisted time trial down a hill

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Want to volunteer ? Register here

Turahalli DH track

click for an active google map

Race day instructions

Due to the nature of the race, it is paramount that everyone giving this race a shot should have tried the route before race day. Saturday is the official training session. Please do head out to the DH trace and give it a shot. Atleast 3 runs are recommended.

No training is permitted on race day or whilst a race is in progress.

The DH race will be conducted in the single Run format as per the UCI Rules – an initial run that determines the start order for the next run in which the rider with the fastest time wins.

The UCI strongly recommends that riders wear the following protection:

  • back, elbow, knee and shoulder protectors made of rigid materials
  • protection for the nape of the neck and the cervical vertebrae
  • padding on shins and thighs
  • broad full-length trousers or broad-cut shorts
  • long sleeved shirt
  • full finger gloves

Riders must display their handlebar number during the qualifying round and the final. Without the number timings will NOT be accurate.

Driving Directions

A google map to find your way

Important stuff

Helmet and Gloves are mandatory. No excuses.

  • Ensure you are on the BBCh roster – you can sign up for a new jersey number if you don’t have one. If you have signed up for this race, you should be registered for the July Race
  • Rules and Regulations page
  • We fund the races primarily thru the Vitamin M concept
  • F.A.Q
  • Official website for more info

Training videos

The internet is your friend here. Dig up as many videos/material on bike handling skills for DH riding. Ensure you try them out before race day !

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Rohan Kini

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CYCLING I love riding my bike. Whether it's a simple commute, a high-intensity road race, a jaw-grinding brevet, fixie rides thru packed Indian city or a kick-ass technical single track – I love it all. Apart from riding bicycles, I love being all geeky and know everything there is to know about bicycles, technology, bike fit, and service. I started BUMSONTHESADDLE to share this passion for cycling. DISCIPLINE: Partial towards MOUNTAIN BIKING but love it all CURRENT BIKE(S): Specialized Rockhopper, Specialized Tarmac, Pure Cycles Original DREAM BIKE: S-Works Epic HT & S-Work Roubaix OTHER PASSIONS: Technology, Photography, Baking, Travel, and Reading

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