One day off-road hill cycling race was organised in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla. Over 30 enthusiastic participants joined the bicycle race which started from Mashobra. The event was organised by Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA). The aim of this event to select the cyclists for the upcoming 15th annual MTB Himalaya which is begins by the end of this month. Another aim of this event was to encourage youth for cycling and to preserve environment. HASTPA has been organizing MTB Himalaya for nearly 15 years.