Kohima, November 25 (MExN): The 4th edition of Native Station’s Kohima Downhill will be held on December 4.
After a successful race at Phesama village last year, one of the most exciting mountain biking event in India is set to go higher up as racers will compete in the mountains of Viswema village.
The downhill race will start from the mountain top above Viswema village as the riders race down in their mountain bikes at high speeds, jumping obstacles and finishing at 1.5 kilometers above Hope Garden.
Without any Government support, this one of a kind adventure sports event organized by Native Station Nagaland is supported only by young entrepreneurs, professionals and start-up companies who stepped in to support the race including young patrons Lhouvi Mezhur Sekhose, Manager, Africa and Asia Pacific Area, Commonwealth War Graves Commission & Kley Enterprise; Chan Kikon, Senior Integration Engineer, Jitterbit Inc; Dr Ruovinuo Theunuo, Junior Resident, Govt Medical College Kozhikode, Kerala; Kekhrie Mezhur, Asst Planning Officer, Dept of Planning & Coordination, and Seyie Auto.
Start up mountain bike and components manufacturing company Psynyde Bikes is the lead sponsor along with Nagaland based clothing and design company ‘Winter Made’, Food & Picnic partner Fat Fryday.
Made in Nagaland stone carved medals called ‘Firestone’ hand crafted by Naga designer and master craftsman Veta Huprem will be presented to the winners. Nagaland based branding and design consultancy Kemp Design conceptualized and developed the brand identity of Kohima Downhill – www.nativestation.org
The race will witness 36 participants from India and abroad including 3 female participants supported by Red Bull India where the race track is being designed by Architect/Designer Ollie Hemstock of Hemstock Design from United Kingdom along with the track design team from Nagaland comprising of Seyieo Sekhose, Kaolim Hanso, Kevilebo Zhotso and Atoba Longkumer (Trail Hounds Mokokchung).
Kohima Downhill 2017 will pay tribute to popular Indian mountain biker Ajay Padval who died earlier this year from a mountain bike accident in Manali. Ajay came out 4th in last year’s Kohima Downhill at Phesama. Ajay Padval’s mother would be attending this year’s event to be held in tribute to her son.