5th Thuraya-TAAN bike meet June 5


KATHMANDU, June 2: Coinciding with the World Environment Day, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) in association with Nepal Cycling Association is organising the 5th Thuraya-TAAN Mountain Bike Championship on the 5th of June.

According to TAAN the 19-Km race will begin from Pragati Tole-Dharmasthali, will head towards Tinpiple, and will end at Taragaon Hotel Compound in Kakani. After the completion of the championship, all the riders and invitees will take part in a tree plantation programme.

The championship will include four different events: Elite Men (between 19 to 30 years), Elite Women (between 19 to 30 years), Junior (between 17 to 18 years) and Masters (30+ years) and around 150 riders, including 40 foreign riders, are expected to participate in the event.

Issuing a press statement Monday TAAN said that the race has been organised in Kakani in an effort to promote responsible tourism. TAAN is also organizing ‘Eco Trekking Workshop In the Destination 2008’ from June 3-5. "Mountain biking is regarded as eco-friendly adventure sports and the unison of mountain biking and the eco-trekking workshop in Kakani is expected to promote an eco-friendly, responsible and sustainable tourism at the popular hill station adjoining the Kathmandu Valley," the press statement said.

TAAN had previously organised four editions of the championship in Nala of Kavrepalanchowk district.

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