Shimla (Himachal Pradesh): 13th edition of Mountain Terrain Biking (MTB) rally was flagged off from Shimla today. 81 bikers from 14 different nations are participating in rally which will cover four districts of Shimla, Kullu, Mandi and Kangra. The riders will complete 651-kilometer-long rally on October 6 reaching Dharamsala.
The rally organised by HASTPA (Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association) aims to promote cycling and tourism in the state. The MTB Himalaya is considered to be one of the toughest endurance tests in cycling.
The participants will have to peddle hard across varied elevations across hills.