Great Malnad Challenge 2016
We have come a long way since. What started off as a competitive-yet- not-rewarded challenge has now shaped into an enviable event which is pegged to be the "biggest and most challenging MTB ride in South India" with multiple categories and attractive rewards.
Our event in the past years has been sponsored by such elite brands as 'State Bank Of India, Giant-Starkenn, Wildcraft, Deccan Chronicle, Fever 104 FM and KSRTC' among others.".
With every intent to make this challenge as intense as possible, there couldnt have been a better stretch of terrain to pin down than the Western Ghats. Malnad was chosen to host this cycling trek keeping in mind the arduous terrain that it presents, with some of the steepest ascents and descents. sharp hairpin bends, varying elevation with the lowest point of altitude at 17 feet (above sea level) and highest point of altitude at 6159 feet (above sea level).' This trail covers over 700 kms and spans 8 days testing a cyclists perseverance and skill'.
GMC format, though, has seen some changes every year, which definitely has further refined and improved the event. It has retained the core essence which is degree of difficulty and intensity coupled with breathtaking scenery.
And this year, it is bigger, tougher and richer with different categories, longer distance and more prizes to be won.