We still love the trails at Doi Suthep and Doi Pui. But more than a decade of shredding the trails on these holy mountains had damaged the trails quite badly. While some riding would continue around these 2 mountains, there are also measures to heal the mountain and ensure safety for users of the trails. It will take time for the mountain to heal. It’s time to ride deeper down south-west. Deeper into Doi Inthanon. This is an update on what’s new around Chiang Mai mountain biking.
Mention Batam to any gravity mountain biking junkie and talks about the old Bukit Dangas trails would pop up. Those were some good memories to a now defunct trail. Moving forward, we now have Badak Bike Park! Yet to visit this bike park yet? We did a quick round-up of what you can expect to find there.
DESTINATION: HOW TO PACK YOUR BIKE FOR A TRIP ONE WAY (OUT OF 101 OTHERS OUT THERE) TO PACK YOUR BIKE AND A PICK-WHAT-YOU-NEED LIST OF WHAT YOU MIGHT WANNA PACK ALONG FOR THE TRIP Going on a bike trip is one of the best way to boost that fire in you for more two-wheel actions. …
THE INAUGURAL ASIAN ENDURO SERIES IN BHUTAN STARTS THIS DECEMBER MADMAN TRAILS OF BHUTAN An Asian Enduro Series (AES) Mountain Biking Race Venue: Limbukha, Punakha, Bhutan Date: December 5th – 6th 2020 7 DAYS IN BHUTAN As the plane glides over the Eastern Himalayan ranges and starts its descent through the clouds, entering Paro airport, …
Enter Wildside Chiang Mai.
At first glance, some may say this is not a bike park. It isn’t. It’s a bike playground and a mini bike lifestyle eco-system. This concept works perfectly for Chiang Mai. It is easier, faster and cheaper to setup than those big bike parks, adopts the Go-Green Mountain Biker philosophy and totally scaleable for expansion both within Thailand and beyond. Now we get to enjoy the benefits of big bike parks with a smaller construction footprint over our beloved mountains.
Just weeks ago, while riding along a nice technical session of a trail in Singapore, I got into a introspective debate on how much sanitization should trails be treated with. Too much work on it and it becomes unnatural but not tending to it enough makes it unrideable. It’s a constant dilemma I have been dwelling on for years. At about the time when I was about to give in to bias opinions within my old-school-klunker brain, I got a call from Specialized’s Asia Pacific office. Soil Searching is coming to this region and Bikezilla was invited to the Trail Builders’ Summit at Minami-Alps, Japan. This marked the first step to my soul-searching trip.
Welcome to Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, and Ban Khun Chang Khian village, a Hmong tribe village located in the heart of the national park. In this article, we are going to look at a little of the history of the mountain, the people who live within the national park, activities in the park and what the residents do for employment.
A RIDER’S ACCOUNT OF HIS VISIT TO THE BIKE TRACKS OF BANDUNG INDONESIA Asian mountain bikers have it good – a myriad of trails in neighbouring countries. These include Mt Kiara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Doi Sutep and Doi Pui in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Dangas and Drak in Batam Indonesia. Amongst many others. And in …