Five riders from Australia, Nepal, Singapore and Malaysia met over a zoom conversation. They deliberated on the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown imposed in their countries and how to stay relevant during these uncertain times and into the future.
In January 2020, these guys met on a trip to Nepal to recce and build Pokhara Enduro race trails scheduled for April 2020. The race was postponed due to the lockdown, but the memory lives on. We will meet for the Pokhara Enduro race in November 2023.read more
Pokhara Enduro Reece Trip
When we were tasked by Sunil Sharma, director of the upcoming Pokhara Enduro, to conduct an exploratory trip of the hills immediately outside Pokhara, Nepal, we were initially unsure. The tourist mecca – an essential stopover and staging point for mountaineers and adventure-minded backpackers – had mountain biking on its comprehensive list of outdoor activities. But otherwise, it was not the critical highlight – Pokhara’s steep geography and its interaction with prevailing climatic conditions make it a haven for paragliders; its extensive network of footpaths offer passage to trekkers of all abilities; its rustic lakeside views are punctuated by affordable yet quaint bars, eateries, and accommodations chasing the tourist dollars. Read the complete story on PinkBike.read more