The state of Kerala is known for its vibrant geography and culture. It has high mountains in the North to numerous beaches in the center drizzled with endless network of backwaters and rivers all the way to the Southern tip of the state. The state has proudly hosted the recent National Games and has shown great capability to support road and track cycling events.
The Northern mountains of Kerala have been a favorite destination of off road enthusiasts of all genres. The Northern district of Wayanad is well known as a tourist and nature enthusiasts’ destination. This makes it the perfect terrain to host the MTB Kerala race. The race is in its third year in succession and is one of the most popular MTB events across Asia. It is organized by the Eco Tourism Dept, Govt. of Kerala in association with the Cycling Federation of India.
MTB Kerala carries a lucrative prize money worth Rs. 5.70 Lakh and attracts a considerable number of foreign teams along with Elite National cyclists from various states of India.
This year 10 foreign teams have confirmed their entries for the event. The race is scheduled for the 18th April 2015 at Waynad Dist and this years’ route is one of the most adventurous and challenging with most spectacular and scenic surroundings yet.
Mr. Pinaki Bysac an international commissaire, who has been appointed as chief commissaire by the UCI for the World Junior MTB event to be held in mid 2015 will be the chief commissaire for MTB Kerala and will be assisted by number of national commissaires.
The organizers are providing free boarding, lodging and airfare to the foreign teams and Indian participants, no entry fees is being charged. All the technical support required to conduct this event is being extended by Cycling Federation of India and Kerala State Cycling Association.
Date: 18th April, 2015
Registration at www. mtbkerala.com