A four-day EPIC 17000 Mountain Biking Race known as the ‘highest mountain biking race in the world’ is going to be organised in Sikkim from June 26 to 29.
Sikkim’s North District Administration in collaboration with Mountain Goats Adventure Company and Hub Outdoors is organizing the race. The theme for this year race is “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and “Secure Himalayas”.
The aim of the race is to take the race globally and make a mark in the mountain biking calendar of the World. Adventure tourism has been widely promoted by Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for empowering the youth and entrepreneurship development.
The EPIC 17K event strives to achieve the vision of the State Government for sustainable development of tourism in the Sikkim.
The EPIC 17K Mountain Terrain Biking Race is the unique race being held in North Sikkim, where riders will get to experience riding at an elevation of upto 17800.
It is a race that will test not only endurance of the riders but also the ride presents the most panoramic views of the Sikkim, said the organisers.