This event has all the makings of becoming one of the premier events on the adventure-racing calendar of the country. “The Rugged Sahyadri” is a self-supported adventure race and combines two disciplines; Mountain biking and trekking. Participants can take on the challenge either solo or in a team of 2. The Race is held on outskirts of Kolhapur. The unique feature of the race is that the route is kept a secret till the end and is revealed only at the bib collection time. So the participants have to be necessarily quick witted and comfortable with the unknown. A key skill is navigation
The race is curated entirely in an off road terrain where participants are required to peddle and trek through gut wrenching uphills, exciting downhills, village backroads, thick vegetation, jeep tracks, single track and muddy trails. You will hike and experience some real mountain biking. This is not an organized cycling tour, it’s a self-supported race and you are left alone with the elements. So brace yourself. You enjoy the rain and have the experience of a lifetime. The race though tough is inclusive and one can participate in any of the several categories like senior, junior, corporate, family etc.
The Rugged Sahyadri has put Kolhapur on the adventure cycling map. The event is eagerly awaited and attracts larger crowds each year from every corner of India
Hon Ex-Home Minister of Maharashtra Mr.Bunty Patil and Hon MP Sambhaji Raje Bhosale flagged off this year’s event on 27th November. Over 200 participants cycled hard, broke records, won over tough terrains and weather conditions to finally cross the finish line! Kudos to all our participants who competed and finished and to the sponsors Star Group, Tomato FM, Abs gym, DYP city Mall and Siddharth Collection for supporting cycling