Mountain Terrain Biking flagged off in Arunachal Pradesh
RUPA: National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) has set off India’s first Mountain Terrain Biking (MTB) course cum expedition from December 1 to December 12.
Minister for Sports and youth Affairs Mohesh Chai flagged off the expedition jointly by 4 Corps Commander Lt Gen GS Sangha during Maitre Diwas, organized at Rupa on Monday here at Rupa.
Director of Youth Affairs D.K. Dinglow and other senior officers of the district were also attended the flagged off function.
The 15 member MTB Expedition team led by Col Sarfraz Singh, who is an everester will cover a distance of approximate 250 Km in high altitude areas and will follow the route from Bomdila, Dirang, Sela, Tawang and will finally culminate at Bumla.
Ahondo Menjo will be representing Arunachal Pradesh, who is one of the finest MTB riders of the country today along with other three more riders from the state.
In Charge of Adventure Cell Dr. K.R. Meetei informed that MTB Training will also be imparted to students and aspects related to acclimatization procedures, high altitude medicine, uphill, downhill biking maneuvering skills, Bike repair, maintenance with the bike and methodology of preparation for professional MTB competitions will be covered.