Two of the winners of 2017 Yak Ru Enduro mountain biking race donated their winnings of cash prizes to Nepal Cycling Associations for the development of mountain biking sports in Nepal. Harald Schmid of Germany who clinched second position in the closely battled YRE 2017 race donated his share of Rs. 30,000/- cash to NCA President Mr. Chhimi Urkyen Gurung at the award ceremony held at Dalaila Boutique Hotel. Similarly, Tim Parsons of UK who became 3rd in the competition donated his winning purse of Rs. 20,000/- for this very noble cause as well. Both, Harald and Tim are professionals living and working in Singapore and are avid Enduro riders. Harald showed his formidable downhill skills during the race on his Santa Cruz while Tim’s showed his prowess on his Yeti, an appropriate fit for the rugged Himalayan terrain. Suman Tamang, a 20 year old Nepalese lad took home the winner title for this year’s Yak Ru enduro race.
The Yak Ru Enduro takes place in the Manang district of the Annapurna Ranges, Nepal. The 3-day, multi-stage enduro race format allows a truly immersive big-mountain race experience - unlike any other mountain bike event - in a beautiful location amongst some of the highest mountains on Earth.
The event features race stages between 3300-4300m elevation on Himalayan alpine & forest singletrack - and includes a variety of steep, technical, flowy & loamy trails.