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MTB Himachal is India's toughest mountain biking challenge. If you wish to ride in the Himalayas then this is the event to participate in.

MTB Himachal is India's toughest mountain biking challenge. If you wish to ride in the Himalayas then this is the event to participate in.

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    • mtb himachal RaceBook v11.01 India’s toughest bicycling challenge. 7th edition / 2011
    • All photographs used in MTB HIMACHAL RaceBook v11.01 are from the MTB HIMACHAL Series. 3 MTB HIMACHAL 2011 4 The Race 5 Race Packages 6 Registration 7 Race Fee 8 Reaching Shimla 9-11 Bike Love 12 9 Day Package 13 Weekend Racer 14 Trail Runner 15 PhotoQUEST 16 Volunteer 17 Trippers & Supporters 18 Important stuff 19 Checklist20-21 FAQ22-23 Terms & Conditions 24 Race Organizer 25 Race Partner 2
    • MTB HIMACHAL 2011 MTB HIMACHAL 2011 HASTPA and Himachal Tourism proudly presents you the 7th edition of India’s premier international mountain bicycling challenge, the legendary Himalayan adventure gig, the MTB HIMACHAL 2011 – the first & only hardcore MTB endurance event of the Himalayas. It is by far the toughest, most action packed and extreme adventure event of India. And we are once again ready to pump adrenaline this year. Ride through uncharted interiors, hike through deep forests, soak in the sun and experience nature all around. Pedal your way through gut wrenching uphills, nasty downhills, village back roads, beautiful meadows, 4x4 tracks. Taste real mountain biking as you live through 9 days of breathtaking speeds covering 500 km/380 miles, 3250 mt above sea level and take on the Himalayan Challenge. The adventure promises many surprises – the rustic survival course with brutal technical sections pushes each rider to the edge of his/ her limit. Multiple stages, time trials, hike & bike sections, and fast gravel roads – It is a true test of courage, stamina, endurance, strength and determination for the riders. The sense of sheer triumph and contentment after one conquers the trail is just amazing. And then there are the finish line battles at all levels of riding ability. MTB HIMACHAL has a unique status of being one of the most beautiful rides in the world. Once you gather the courage to start the picturesque surroundings keep you going through the extreme trails. MTB HIMACHAL brings together the senic Himalayas, the finest & toughest riders and you. The Himalayas are calling!3
    • o km day4 day 0 (Registration) day 4 (Rest Day) day 8 (Awards) day 6 day 5 day 2 day 3 day 7 day 1 Tanni Kullu Sainj 51 km day2 52 km day3 Jubber Sharan y1september 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 october da F S S M T W T F S km 89 km day5 59 Start Shimla Finish 62 km da Narkh- y8 61 km day7 Chwad 58 km day6 Bahu anda 4
    • PACKAGES RACE September 30 - October 8 October 1 -2 (Sat - Sun) 9 DAY PACKAGES WEEKEND PACKAGES Mountain Open Men Solo Weekend Racer Bicycling Open Women Solo Open Masters Solo (40+) Teams of 2 Comfort Solo Trail new Trail Runner Trail Runner Weekend Running Outdoor PhotoQUEST PhotoQUEST Weekend Photography Other Trippers Packages Supporters VolunteersCompetitive Class 5
    • HOW TO REGISTER a Register online Get the online registration form here REG ISTRATION http://www.mtbhimachal.com/register- online/ Complete it, figure payment and submit it. b Register via post Download PDF & print the form from here http://www.mtbhimachal.com/registration/ Complete it, figure payment and post it to_ HASTPA 74 Lower Bazaar Shimla 171 001 Himachal Pradesh INDIA + Entries open on March 21 and closes on August 31, 2011. + Each participant has to register independently. Team entries please note. + Your registration is only considered a binding document once your registration forms have been received along with full fees. + The minimum participation age is 18 years. + Late entries will be accepted till September 15, against an extra payment of inr 3.000. + Each rider/team entering in MTB HIMACHAL 2011 is allowed to have supporters (maximum 4 people). See the supporter section for more.6
    • RACE FEE CATEGORY SOLO TEAM OF 2 DISCOUNTS + 10% off for early bird entries (May 30).9 Day National Racer inr 14.000 inr 25.000 + 10% off for past participants.Packages International Racer usd 500 usd 900 + 10% off for a group of 10 riders. Sponsored Racer inr 25.000 inr 46.000 + 25% off for Indian Students. Defence Force Racer inr 12.000 inr 24.000 + 25% off for bonafide Himachalis. Trail Runner inr 14.000 PAYMENT PROCESS PhotoQUEST inr 14.000 Supporter inr 12.000 a If registering online, you may use PayPal. Tripper inr 15.000 b You can pay through demand draft or Volunteer free cheque posted to HASTPA’s postal address, along with the entry form in favour of himalayan adventure sports & tourismWeekend Weekend Racer inr 6.000 promotion association, payable at Shimla.Packages Trail Runner Weekend inr 6.000 PhotoQUEST Weekend inr 6.000 c You can wire transfer the fees to our bank account. Your entry will be confirmed only at the receipt of the Race Fee and completed entry form. Our Bank Account details are_ HDFC Bank The Mall Shimla 171 001 Himachal Pradesh INDIA Account Name Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association Account Number 05241000010205 NEFT | RTGS | IFSC Code HDFC0000524 7
    • TRAVELLING IN INDIA REACHING SHIMLA + Within India, traveling by air, bus or rail, as long 77˚10’20”e INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL as your dismantled bicycle is in a box it can easily be + International riders accommodated in cargo. 31˚6’12”n should have a valid passport, with minimum + For transportation from 6 months remaining on Delhi or Kalka (nearest Railway Station from the validity with a current Indian Visa. Shimla) bus is the best mode. You can get a Volvo + Your country’s Indian or a state bus, they will embassy will be able to carry your bike in the boot provide information on the or on top of the bus for an cost and application process additional inr 400. for the visa — apply for it BUS SERVICE FROM DELHI well in advance. + It is advisable to tag your (OPTIONAL) bike with your name, phone + International riders will number & address. + A Delhi-Shimla-Delhi have to make their own volvo bus service is arranged travel arrangements for participants coming to-&-fro India. from / via Delhi. This is an optional add-on package. + New Delhi is the nearest international Airport and + September 29 evening you can easily commute to the bus will leave Delhi for Shimla from here by road Shimla, and October 9 the and its a short pleasant bus will return from Shimla drive. You can check on the to Delhi. Internet for many travel offers & figure out what + The cost of this package works best for you. is inr 1.800. No discounts will be applicable here. + Most airlines allow 45 pounds/ 20 kgs check in luggage on flights. Inform the airline while booking tickets that you will be travelling with a dismantled bicycle box.8
    • WHAT BIKE TO RACE WITH? Your bike must be at least an entry-level Mountain Bicycle (MTB). Front suspension is highly recommended since most of the trail is broken roads, rocks, bumps and uneven surfaces. A hard tail front suspension or a short travel full suspension is ideal. Check our blog for reviews and stuff. E-mail us at <mtbhimachal@hastpa.org>, & we’ll be happy to help! BIKE LOVE Full Suspension Frame Hard Tail Frame9
    • IS YOUR MTB RACE READY? BIKE LOVE It is extremely important that you ensure your bike is in perfect working condition before you start the race. Your bike is your lifeline during the race. If you are not mechanically minded get your local bicycle dealer to service it and keep these points in mind_ 1 Check your wheel rims, if they appear concave, cracked, or dented, replace them. Check if wheels are true and spoke tension is right. 2 Check Pedal and Crank. 3 Check that all bearings and quick release skewers are in perfect working condition. 4 Check all brakes, brake pads, disks, mounts, cables and replace if needed. 5 Check gears, cassettes, chain, shifter, derailleurs, cables and replace if needed. 6 Check lube, thread lock, and tighten all nuts and bolts. 7 Make sure all suspensions parts are in top working condition. 8 Check tires, tubes, bike specific spares & tool-kit. 9 Check cycle’s logistic computer to keep track of distance and for GPS.10
    • TRAVELLING WITH YOUR BIKE + Partially dismantling your bike and then packing it in a cardboard bike box is the easiest and safest way to travel your bike. + Most bikes reach cycle shops in these boxes and you can easily procure a bike box from any local cycle shop. They will often be able to help you fit it into the box otherwise just follow these instructions_ 1 Remove the pedals and seat post. 2 Take off the handlebars and tape them under the down tube, you may need to release your front brake cable, do not crimp your hydraulic cables if you have disk brakes. 3 Deflate your tires and air shocks. 4 Take off the front wheel and leave the back wheel in place. Your MTB should now easily fit inside a Bike Box. + You might have to make slight adjust- ments and add additional packaging to protect your bike. + If your bike has disk brakes remember to put some cardboard between the pads to stop the pistons from popping out. + During the race we flatten your bike boxes in order to carry them all together. Make sure you carry packing tape to put the box back together. + Another alternative to bike boxes are padded bike bags which are easier to handle specially when using public transport. + Do NOT use wooden or other rigid bike boxes they are expensive, heavy and too bulky to be stored easily in the support vehicles.11
    • ACCOMMODATION NUTRITION The package includes accommodation for the We will serve a mix of duration of the event and local and western cuisines the arrangement will be prepared by our speciallyLUGGAGE made as follows_ trained chefs. Our aim is to provide a high-carb diet+ At registration you 1 September 30 − Stay at a that is easily digestible atwill be provided with a hotel on twin sharing basis high altitudes. Everydayunique sleeve with your for all the riders in Shimla. the chefs prepare breakfast,race number to mark your lunch and dinner. We workluggage. Limit the number 2 October 1 to October 7 − 9 DAY PACKAGE on a cyclic menu and assure MERCHANDISE & DVDof bags, as it is difficult to Arrangement for all riders the food becomes fun fortrack them during the race. will be made in pre- erected everyone. + You will receive official camp sites at stunning race merchandise as part+ In the morning, you locations everyday. + Breakfast is at 7am − of your package which willhave to drop your bags includes tea, coffee, eggs, include_at designated stops at + Camps will be allotted on oats, cornflakes, muesli, 1 T-shirt,campsites. Your bags will twin sharing basis. bread, milk, etc. 1 Jerseyreach before your arrival at 1 Key-chaineach campsite. + Double foam mattress + Lunch is distributed in 1 Cap. & sleeping bags will be between race stages. It is There are also winning and+ Your bike boxes will be provided. Sleeping bags are prepacked & includes dry finishing jerseys.taken care of & remain in tagged so that you get the fruits, parathas, mashedShimla till October 8. same one everyday. potatoes, energy drinks, + HASTPA arranges for chocolates, pasta, etc. professional photographers+ The organizers will not be + Provisions for showers, to shoot throughout theresponsible for any lost or hot water and washrooms + Dinner is at 8pm − event. You will be given anstolen items. will be made. However includes an assortment of official race photographs & this Himalaya - riders may veg & non veg, and Indian video collection, compiled in to rough it out incase of & continental. Expect an Official DVD. The DVD will difficulties in the interiors. barbeque spread outs in be posted to each rider after some evenings. the event. The same will be + Electricity (for charging up on flickr & youtube. phone & camera batteries) + Bottled water & non- will be available at some alcoholic drinks will be halts but not all. provided. Beer is served at some campsites. + Each campsite will have a functioning mess which + Provision will be made for will take care of the dining fruit juices, ORS, glucose & in a separate enclosure. energy drinks inbetween the Each campsite will have an race stages. enclosure for bonfires. 3 October 8 − Stay at a hotel on twin sharing basis for all the riders in Shimla. 12
    • + WEEKEND RACER is a 2 day weekend teaser ride of the MTB HIMACHAL 2011. + It is for people who wish to take a feel ofWEEKEND the ride before they dive right into the main event in the coming years. It is ideal for the ones who are hard pressed for time and still RACER want to be very much part of MTB Himachal 2011. It is also for those who just want a weekend ride in the Himalayan backcountry. + It’s a 2 day weekend ride starting with the flag off of the main ride, covering the same routes for first two days_ Day 1 (Sat) 60km - Shimla to Sainj Day 2 (Sun) 60Km - Sainj to Tanni Jubber WEEKEND RACER PACKAGE 1 September 30 - Accommodation and dinner 2 October 1 - Ride through along with the main ride. Also included are food & beverages and accommodation in the race camp at night. 3 October 2 - Ride through along with the main ride. Also included are food & beverages and transport back to shimla in the evening. HOW TO REGISTER Fill up the registration form available on the website mentioning your participation in WEEKEND RACER and send it to us along with the entry fee. Please refer to the RACE FEE section for further details. Only 15 WEEKEND RACER spots are available. Hurry up! 13
    • newThis is India’s firstcompetition of its kind! Itruns simultaneously withTHE MTB HIMACHAL 2011. TRAILWe have 2 classes1 TRAIL RUNNEROctober 1 - 8 (8 days)2 TRAIL RUNNER WEEKEND RUNNEROctober 1 - 2 (2 days)+ The routes, amenities &arrangements, of the racewill be same, with shortherdistance - approximately20 km a day.+ The trail stages willbe divided into 2-3 timedsections. Transport will beprovided between the racestages.+ All services will be thesame. Please refer to theRACE PACKAGE section.+ TRAIL RUNNERWEEKEND package issimilar to the WEEKENDRACER PACKAGE.+ Prizes worth INR1,00,000 to be won.+ Check the RACE FEE &REGISTRATION sections forfurther details. 14
    • PhotoQUEST is a photography contest thathappens along with the race. The routes (&amenities), provide an amazing backdrop foroutdoor photography, with prizes worth inr50.000 & more. We offer 2 packages_1 PhotoQUEST October 1 - 82 PhotoQUEST Weekend October 1 - 2+ Theme will be a combo 2 _MTB / Adventure / Travel / Speed / Nature+ Digital manipulation, watermarks or bordersare to be avoided — every photograph mustrepresent the original frame faithfully.+ Photographs should be of size 12”x8”+ Each participant is allowed 5 final entries.Any more would be charged inr 500/image.+ Photographer will retain copyright of the SELECTIONphotographs, and will always be credited. + There is a preliminary round of selection.+ By entering this PhotQUEST, you grant us The last day of submission for preliminarya permission to display your photograph in selection is September 15, 2011. Shortlistedconnection with MTB HIMACHAL. top 15 will be reported by September 17. + Each entrant can submit max 5 pieces . Submit at <photoquest@hastpa.org> + Participant Details_ Name / Postal Address / Mobile number + Photograph Details_ Title / Location / Equipment Used / Date 15
    • You may not be able to ride MTB HIMACHAL 2011 for several pressing issues. But you can Each volunteer gets_still be part of the experience by signing up for MTB HIMACHAL’s Volunteer Program.MTB + Crew Cap and T-shirt. HIMACHAL is an unique opportunity to meet really interesting people from all over the + All meals during the race. world. Also you get to checkout some stunning locations and extreme MTB action.Your + Transportation of luggage. primary task will be to actively help the organizers with work. + Certificate & a memorabilia. + Accommodation at campsites. + Transportation between stages. All these and more for FREE! Check the REGISTRATION section to find out how to register. Only 30 spots are available, hurry-up! 16
    • SUPPORTERS MTB HIMACHAL 2011 welcomes everyone. You can get to see some cool extreme-adventure action in some awesome locations. Also live in the campsites, get transported through the stunning race stages and meet some really interesting people. The entry form is same for Riders/team can bring family, friends or coach as all. The fee is inr 15,000 per head. Hurry up, as supporter (maximum 4 people). The entry form there are limited spots per day. for supporters is same as the riders. The fee is inr 12,000 per head. The supporters are entitledYou can also come independently and join the event for a few days. You can customize your trip to all amenities at the race camps however theypackage, & pay accordingly. For more details, e-mail us on <mtbhimachal@hastpa.org> will have to make arrangements for their own TRIPPERS transport between race camps incase they are not riding and must enlist as an entry. The supporters can provide services to their rider(s) only at designated points, carry spares and one extra bike but are not entitled to transport the rider between stages. Transport can be provided to the supporters on extra payment basis. 17
    • DOCTOR’S CERTIFICATE It is mandatory that you have a certificate of fitness signed by a registered qualifiedMedical Practitioner, certifying that you are fitto participate in the arduous MTB HIMACHAL 2011. One will only be allowed to ride after it has been submitted at the registration desk prior to the start of the race. VACCINATIONS We recommend you take prior vaccinations for Tetanus, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A, etc.Consult a doctor and confirm the need for any IMPORTANT STUFF other vaccination/medication required andmake arrangements for the same prior to your departure for the event. LIABILITY INSURANCEThe Organizers will not be responsible for any Travel and Medical Insurance are damage to participants personal property mandatory for all participants. or for injuries during the event and cannot HASTPA will not permit any be held liable for any cancellations, delays rider to participate otherwise. or rerouting due to any environmental or HASTPA will also associate with unplanned concern. an insurance company to insure the riders for the duration of the race. Last year inr 750 was the insurance fees (not included in the race fee). These documents must be presented prior to the race during registration. 18
    • RIDING EQUIPMENT + This is a hard-core extreme MTB outdoor adventure. Do NOT take it easy – both professionals and amateurs riders must come fully equipped. REGULAR STUFF ) Safety-approved Bicycle HelmetCHECKLIST + Please bring ample warm clothing for ) Sunglasses with high UV rated lenses campsites – the evenings and mornings can get really cold. This is for everyone coming to ) At least 3 pairs of shorts MTB HIMACHAL 2011, riding or not. ) At least 3 wicking t-shirts or jerseys Thermals / Inner wears ) ) Cycling shoes A pair of warm gloves ) ) A Pair of Knee-Guards Arm, knee/leg warmers ) ) A Pair of Elbow-Guards Jumper or fleece Trousers ) ) A light waterproof windcheater Thick socks ) ) A pair of bike gloves Trainers ) ) A warm cap to be worn under helmet Regular medicines ) ) Front and rear lights for night riding Specific medicines ) ) Lightweight head torch Personal nutrition ) ) Basic Tools for puncture, chain break etc. Enthusiasm ) ) Bicycle Specific Tool-kit ) Sun-screen ) Good bike lock and long security cable ) Photocopies of important documents (passport, insurances, list of emergency contact numbers, visa, flight tickets etc.) ) A riding back-pack to carry liquids & tools ) Stamina ) Courage 19
    • FAQ 01 When will MTB HIMACHAL 2011 take place? + 25% off for Indian students and Himachalis. 11 Is there any cap on the number of riders? Account Name_ 3 Race essentials like, energy drinks, medical + September 29 to October 8, 2011. + MTB HIMACHAL is open for the first 150 riders Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism & service back up (excluding spares). 06 Is the race open to only professionals? (for 9-day package) with confirmed registration. Promotion Association 4 Transport between stages if required. 02 Where is the event? + It is open to both pro & amateur riders. Account Number_ 5 Official race merchandise. + This MTB HIMACHAL takes place in Himachal 12 How does one register for the race? 05241000010205 Pradesh, INDIA; right in the lap of the Himalayas. 07 What is the distance of the race? + To register online go to_ 16 Is a doctor’s check up necessary? NEFT | RTGS | IFSC Code_ + Yes, it is mandatory to produce a certificate + The trail is 500 Km /310 miles (9 days). http://www.mtbhimachal.com/register-online/ HDFC0000524 from a registered doctor, certifying that you are 03 Where are the start and finish points? + To register via post go to_ + MTB HIMACHAL 2011 will start at Shimla and 08 Is the race a team event or a solo event? http://www.mtbhimachal.com/registration/ + One can draw a cheque/DD in favour fit to ride. the trail will come in a full-circle to Shimla itself. + It is open to solo riders and teams of 2. of Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism 13 When is my registration confirmed? Promotion Association, and send it to_ 17 What about insurance? 04 What is the entry fee? 09 What are the different rider categories? + A registration is confirmed only when we + Where we deem that you do have your own HASTPA + For riders from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka & + These are the rider categories_ receive the entry fee and full documents. insurance, the organizers get everyone involved 74 Lower Bazaar Bhutan the fee is INR 14,000 for solo, & INR 1 Open Men Solo 14 How do I send my registration entry fee? with the race (riders, officials, marshals, support Shimla 171 001 25,000 for team of 2. 2 Open Women Solo + Pay online through PayPal by credit card staff etc) insured for the duration of the race. This Himachal Pradesh + For international riders the entry fee is USD 3 Open Masters Solo (age 40+) + Make a wire transfer to our account in_ is directly done by the insurance company, and INDIA 500 solo, & USD 900 for team of 2. 4 Teams of 2 HDFC Bank all charges to be made to the insurance company + For sponsored riders the entry fee is INR 5 Comfort Solo The Mall are mandatory and excluded from the entry fees 15 What does my entry fee include? 25,000 for solo, & INR 46,000 for team of 2. 6 Weekend Racer Shimla 171 001 (last year INR 750 was the insurance fees). The + Your entry fees includes Himachal Pradesh insurance covers you for injuries sustained in the 1 Accommodation from race duration. 05 Are there any entry fee waivers? 10 Are there any mixed teams? INDIA race. 2 All food and beverages, including + 10% off to past riders, early bird entries (May + There is only one team category of two bottled water & excluding alcoholic drinks. 30), and group of 10 riders. members each. There are no separate categories. 20
    • FAQ 18 Is signing the Indemnity necessary? 23. What’s the typical race day menu? 26. Where do I sleep everyday? c Tripper dedicated service/support vehicle. There is a fee + It is necessary & mandatory for everyone. + Breakfast is at 7am and includes, eggs, + During the race days, accommodation is in tents d Supporter of INR 5,000 for vehicle movement during the cornflakes, muesli, oats, bread, coffee, milk etc. on twin sharing basis. Double foam mattresses and e Volunteer race. We suggest 4 riders to pool in resources & 19 What kind of surfaces would I be riding? + Lunch is distributed in between the race sleeping bags are provided. hire one vehicle. + MTB HIMACHAL is a race with varied surfaces. stages. It is pre-packed and it includes parathas, + The sleeping bags will be tagged, so that you 31 I cannot afford a 9-day absence from work? Expect singletracks & double tracks of just mud pasta, mashed potatoes, dry fruits, chocolates, get the same one everyday. + For you we have the following packages: 34 Do I get a route map & GPS co-ordinates? and dirt, rocky sections, small rivers, loose gravel bananas, energy drinks etc. a Weekend Racer + Yes. You will get a map with exact distances & and tarmac sections. + Dinner time is 8am and includes an 27 Can I charge my cell phone at the camp? b Trail Runner Weekend also GPS co-ordinates for the course. You also get assortment of vegetarian and non vegetarian + Yes. c PhotoQUEST Weekend a road book with instructions. The route is GPS 20 Are there any bike and hike sections? Indian fare and continental everyday. mapped using GARMIN. + Yes during some singletrack sections you have 28 Is hot water available at the campsites? 32 Is there any service back up available during to bike and hike at some places. 24 Is there any prize for winners? + Yes, hot water is available at the campsites. the race? 35 Why is there a selection for PhotoQUEST? + MTB HIMACHAL 2010 had a total prize + Yes there is. There would be 4 mechanics + To keep a check on quality and motivation. 21 How many stages are there everyday? money of INR 6,00,000 - awarded to winners in 29 I want to bring my friends as a supporters but accompanying the race. Spares are also available + There are a 2–3 timed/race stages per day. respective categories. MTB HIMACHAL 2011 will they won’t be riding. Is this possible? at cost. We recommend users of high end bikes 35 Who organises MTB HIMACHAL? Plus there will be 1–2 free-ride sections. have equal or higher awards. + Yes, see supporters’ section for more to carry extra spares. Also one needs should be + MTB HIMACHAL is organised by HASTPA. information. able to make minor repairs by themselves. Service 22 Do I get some nutrition along the stages? 25 How is my luggage transported? during the race is only available during freeride 36 I need to know more. Where do I go? + There are Nutrition Points at equivalent + Your luggage is transported everyday during the 30 I like the race, but I want to see it first. Is stages. + If you have more questions, contact us. distances during a race day. The nutrition points race in the luggage van to the camp. You are given there any possibility? The contact details are given in the end. can be along timed stages, the lunch halt is luggage tags corresponding to your racing number. + You can look into these following packages: 33 Can I rent a dedicated support vehicle? always at the end of a timed stage. + Your bike box will be collected at the race start a Trail Runner + Where as HASTPA provides support vehicles & it will be returned at the event’s end. b PhotoQUEST in cases of emergency, you can also rent your 21
    • CONDITIONSTREMS & 1 CONCLUSION OF CONTRACT regulations. You acknowledge and assure that 1.6 the event, if necessary in conjunction with medical Our bank acount details are_ 1.1 you have read, accept and will abide by all race The organizers are not responsible to provide any consultations. Participants accept full responsibility HDFC Bank To participate in the MTB HIMACHAL 2011 you have regulations (PDF-download available online at www. services others than the ones mentioned. Additional for their equipment and it being in good working The Mall to be at least 18 years of age at the start of the race mtbhimachal.com ). Once you receive confirmation services, in particular with regard to personal and order. A helmet needs to be worn at any time Shimla 171 001 in addition to being both an experienced mountain your agreement with the organizers is binding. technical support, are only owed if agreements on during the race and has to meet international safety Himachal Pradesh biker and in adequate athletic shape. such matters were reached in writing ahead of the standards. Racers are obliged to heed all directives INDIA 1.4 actual event. and guidelines by the race organizer and any 1.2 Your signature on the registration form OR your instructions by race staff or any aides. Account Name_ Receipt of your completed registration presents a clicking of the appropriate field during the online 1.7 Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promo- binding submission of your application to the race registration process indicates that you accept For riders from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, 2.2 tion Association organizer Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism and understand the entry conditions and the race the registration fee for the event is INR 14,000 for Foreign nationals are advised to obtain all necessary Account Number_ promotion Association. Application is only possible regulations. You acknowledge and assure that solo, & INR 25,000 for team of 2. For international information from the respective consulates. It is the 05241000010205 by_ you have read, accept and will abide by all race riders the entry fee is USD 500 solo, & USD 900 responsibility of each participant to make sure that NEFT | RTGS | IFSC Code_ a Mailing a completed and signed registration form regulations (download pdf from www.mtbhimachal. for team of 2. For sponsored riders entry fee is they have obtained valid travel authorizations and HDFC0000524 (no faxes, no copies, no emails) com ). Your contract with the race organizer becomes INR 25,000 for solo, & INR 46,000 for team of 2. documents, which may be required for participation c One can send a cheque / DD, posted along with b Registering online at a binding agreement once the race organizer has There is a 25% off for Indian students and bonafide in the MTB HIMACHAL 2011. the registration form, in favour of Himalayan www.mtbhimachal.com received your fees and you have been sent a Himachal Pradesh residents. There is a 10% off for Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association, confirmation of your registration. past riders, & 10% off for early bird entries (May 30). 3 PAYMENT payable at Shimla at_ 1.3 a If registering online, one can pay through PayPal HASTPA Your signature on the registration form or your 1.5 2 OBLIGATIONS using credit card. 74 Lower Bazaar clicking of the appropriate field during the online The organizers reserve any right to award waiver of 2.1 b One can wire transfer the fees to our bank Shimla 171 001 registration process indicates that you accept any kind on the registration fees to anyone. Each participant is responsible to ensure adequate account. Your entry will be confirmed only at the Himachal Pradesh and understand the entry conditions and the race physical and mental preparedness and aptitude for receipt of the entry fees and completed entry form. INDIA 22
    • CONDITIONSTREMS & 4 ACCREDITATION 5.2 8 DISCLAIMER 8.3 8.6 Each participant receives the starter package The case of a cancellation by the race organizer 8.1 The race organizers cannot be held liable for any By registering for the event, participants during the accreditation process only upon does not change their entitlement to the prepaid Participation in the MTB HIMACHAL 2011 occurs fault in services that are the result of statutory acknowledge their consent with the collection, presenting the following: race fees. strictly at one’s own risk. The liability of the event provisions or official directives, which prevent the circulation and publication of event-related data, a Their confirmation of registration organizers – including third party claims – is limited participant from riding in the event altogether or such as individual’s stage times, placements and b A picture ID. 6 WITHDRAWAL BY THE PARTICIPANT to deliberate intent or gross negligence. This also in part. results as well as photographs, movie and interview If a participant cannot appear in person, only a Withdrawal from event participation with full applies to any of the auxiliary persons or vicarious records, without any remuneration to them. substitute carrying a written power of attorney reimbursement of paid race fees is possible until 14 agents that are deployed in the event by the race 8.4 may pick up the starter package. The starter days of the day on which the payment was received organizer. Any contractual liability of the race The race organizers can not be held liable for 9 ORGANIZATION package will not be mailed to the participants. and only in writing by post. organizer for damages is excluded as long as they participant’s lost or stolen clothing, valuables Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism promotion do not involve or result from grossly negligent or or equipment. Participants are advised to carry Association (HASTPA), is a registered society 5 TERMINATION OF CONTRACT BY ORGANIZER 7 TERMINATION OF THE RACE intentional acts. adequate insurance. under the societies act of 1860, working towards 5.1 In case the race was to be cancelled or terminated advocacy of Eco tourism and its practices in HASTPA may cancel a contract with a participant, due to an ‘act of God’ or a participant does not 8.2 8.5 Himachal Pradesh. if_ show up at the race, for reasons that the race The race organizers can not be held liable for any If a participant requires or enlists third-party a The participant violates the race regulations or organizers cannot be held accountable for, the default in services that relate to external services services, in particular search and rescue services, This document is only an overview of MTB rules that are issued to the participant prior to or participant is not entitled to any reimbursement by third parties for which the race organizer only the race organizers are indemnified from payment. HIMACHAL 2011. For more contact us. The contact during the event. of race fees, or compensation, such as travel or served as an intermediary contact and which were The participant further authorizes the race details are given in the end. b The participant contravenes instructions by the accommodation expenses from HASTPA. clearly identified as external services within the organizers to collect any charges. race organizers, their staff or aides. description of event services. c The participant interferes with / disrupts the event in a lasting manner or presents a threat to himself / herself or others. 23
    • Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism With these aims in mind Team HASTPAPromotion Association (HASTPA) was initiated organized the first MTB HIMACHAL in 2005.by a group of like minded people from varied The motive of the event was to showcasebackgrounds and disciplines in October, the immense potential of Himachali trails to2004. The motivating factor for forming the cyclists from around the world. All the benefitsorganization was to promote holistic adventure the event accrues goes to develop trails andtourism in the state of Himachal Pradesh, promote mountain cycling in the state.encompassing pertinent issues of sustainablit,environment conservation, community based HASTPA welcomes partners who have thetourism, livelihoods etc. The natural resource initiation towards adventure and are willing tobase of any given area is the most valuable work with us towards implementing the dreamresource for its ecological as well as economical of making Himachal Pradesh the best MTB trails’development & Himachal Pradesh is gifted with destination in the world. For more visit us atworld class natural beauty and senic geography. www.mtbhimachal.com. RACESince 2004 team HASTPA is actively involvedto promote responsible tourism, where the localcommunities become the direct benefactors of ORGANIZERtourism in the state along with the preservationof the ecological and cultural environment.The economic factors directly motivate thelocal communities in taking part to promoteadventure based tourism, in a consistentmanner, preserving all that which intereststourists visiting Himachal. Himachal Pradeshhas immense potential as an adventure tourismdestination. With its huge treasure of Trans-Himalayan terrain and the lower foothills of theHimalayas - Himachal Pradesh is an adventuresports aficionado’s paradise. The state has anextensive network of natural trails, which arebest suited for the sport of MTB and Hiking. Wetook up MTB as its core promotional activity.Himachal Pradesh is a popular destinationamongst MTB riders from around the world.However, except for a few regular circuits, mostof the interiors have not been visited by tourists.HASTPA aims to promote trails and interconnectthe whole of Himachal Pradesh with these trails,which should see Himachal Pradesh emergingas a world leader for MTB Trails. We can todevelope these trails indigenously, with theassistance and support of local Panchayats, andpass the benefits to the native communities.HASTPA stands committed to the people ofHimachal to promote sustainable adventuretourism and use MTB as a tool to establishit as one of the premier adventure tourismdestinations, internationally. 24
    • RACE PARTNERS Hercules has been actively associated with MTB MTB HIMACHAL is supported and promoted by Incredible India is a promotional activity to MTB HIMACHAL is proud to be associated with the HIMACHAL since its inception in 2005. Himachal Tourism, the Department of Tourism, promote India as a global tourist destination. It is The International Mountain Bicycling Association Hercules, India’s most preferred brand of quality Government of Himachal Pradesh. As its long an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism. Incredible (IMBA). IMBA was founded in 1988 by a group recreation bicycles has also been associated standing commitment to promote adventure India has been supporting MTB HIMACHAL since of California mountain bike clubs. IMBA creates, with various other bicycling events, promoting sports in the state, the department has gone a its inception in 2005. Incredible India has about enhances and protects great trail experiences for bicycling as a leisure fitness activity. Hercules has long way in staging world class adventure events in 20 offices within India & 13 offices abroad. The mountain bikers worldwide. In addition, IMBA an extensive portfolio, ranging from funky urban the state, like The World cup Paragliding at Billing, Ministry of Tourism is the nodal agency for the actively promotes responsible mountain biking, bicycles to serious all-out MTBs for all age groups. India cup Rafting Challenge on the Sutlej, Winter development and promotion of Tourism in India, supports volunteer trailwork, and improve relations Hercules and BSA, both are the flagship brands of Sports in Manali and many more. HASTPA as an formulating national policies and programmes, among trail groups. IMBA has members in all over TI cycles, one of the leading bicycle manufacturers organization is honoured to be associated with the co-ordinating the efforts and activities of Central USA and 40 other countries. IMBA’s key projects in India. TI Cycles exports across the global to department to holistically promote the adventure Government Agencies & State Governments, and endeavors include the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Europe, South East Asia and Africa. TI cycles is sport of Mountain Biking in Himachal Pradesh. For catalysing private investments, strengthening Crew, the National Mountain Bike Patrol, IMBA also associated with Cannondale (N. America) and more information contact_ promotional and marketing efforts, providing Trailbuilding Schools, IMBA Epic Rides, IMBA Trail Bianchi (Europe) bicycles, and distributes them Himachal Tourism trained manpower resources, and conducting Solutions, and a wide range of educational efforts. in India. HASTPA is proud to be associated with Deptartment of Tourism & Civil Aviation Himachal research and analysis. For information on Incredible For more information on IMBA, and its activities, TI cycles. For more information on TI Cycles & the Pradesh India & Ministry of Tourism, contact_ contact_ other brands related to it, contact_ Block 28 SDA Complex Ministry of Tourism IMBA TI Cycles of India Kasumpti Transport Bhavan 207 Canyon - Suite 301, Post Bag No. 5, Ambattur Shimla 171 001 Parliament Street PO Box 7578 Chennai 600 053 Himachal Pradesh New Delhi 110 001 Boulder, CO 80302 Tamil Nadu INDIA INDIA USA INDIA www.hptdc.nic.in www.incredibleindia.org www.imba.com www.ticyclesindia.com www.himachaltourism.nic.in contactus@incredibleindia.org info@imba.com +91 44 4209 3434 +91 177 262 5864 +91 011 2371 1995 +1 303 545 9011 +91 44 4209 3457 T/F +91 177 262 5511 +91 011 2371 0518 T/F +1 303 545 9026 T/F 25 25
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