Polo Forest MTB Cycle Race from 20th Jan to 22nd Jan 2017
3 Days stage race, 50 kms each
Polo Forest Road Bike Race on 22nd Jan 2017
MTB Cycling + Road Cycling - Deep in the heart of the Vijayanagar hills, at the foot of the Aravalli Range, in Western India.
The Forest History
An ancient city established in the 10th century AD and curiously abandoned by the 15th century AD, Polo gets its name from pol (Rajasthani for ‘gate’), being a literal gateway between the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Shrouded in nearly a millennium of mystery, Polo is fabled to have been an ideal refuge for kings and crooks alike. Numerous cryptic temple ruins lie scattered all over the woods, making Polo a hotbed of intrigue and a fountain of adrenalin. Over 4 days of The Impossible Race, participants will get to explore various shades and faces of this enigmatic culture.
The Forest Geography
Deep in the heart of the Vijayanagar hills, at the foot of the Aravalli Range, Polo Forest is hidden away from history books and modern travelers. It is home to various species of snakes, panthers, leopards, hyenas, bears, mongoose and migratory birds. Built around a river, and flanked by mountains on the east and west, the forest is cut off from sunlight for most of the day and transforms into a sinister valley after dark. The Impossible Race couldn’t have asked for a more adventurous setting.
2 Challenging Races
The forest is home to various species of snakes, panthers, leopards, hyenas, bears, mongoose and migratory birds. Built around a river and flanked by mountains on the east and the west, this place is cut off from sunlight for most of the day and transforms into a sinister valley after dark. It simply cannot get more awe-invoking than this! And that’s just the terrain.
The Impossible MTB Race
This is the highlight of the event; a backbreaking 151 kilometers MTB race held in 3 stages. Piercing the dense vastness of the mysterious Polo Forest, the riders will navigate through uncharted terrain, dodge ominous creatures, and ride through shadowy ruins that have a life of their own. The Impossible MTB Race (151 kilometers) will be a GPS only navigated race.
Road Cycling Race
Designed for serious cyclists, this is an additional 111 kilometers road cycling race which will circle the ancient forest, giving riders a fantasy-like glimpse of the unknown surrounding of enchanted polo forest.
Venue: A-202, Shapath IV, Opp. Karnavati Club, S. G. Highway
Link to registration: www.theimpossiblerace.com/
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