Romantika Uz Beas:
Romantika Uz Beas is an Ultra Cycling Race event of 600+ Km which is a non-stop race. The race starts from Hoshiarpur-The Cycling Heaven, the region known as Land of Saints, in the Doaba region of the Indian state of Punjab.
About the Race – Romantika Uz Beas.
As the name suggests, Race Romantika Uz Beas is romancing alongwith Beas, as through most of the route racers would experience beauty of river Beas going alongwith the route. At some patches, it touches the edges of the road even.
The event will see the racers starting from the Chohal Lake situated in the vicinity of Hoshiarpur, then entering into the Land of Gods Himachal Pradesh, passing through Mubarakapur, Maa Chintpurni, Dhaliara they will reach Dehra Gopipur that is a town situated in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an average elevation of 503 meters, Dehra Gopipur is regarded as one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. There are as number of beautiful locations in and around the region. The scenic surroundings, the flowing Beas River and the Pong Reservoir make this place more appealing among the tourists.
Paragpur, a small town located in Dehra Gopipur has been enlisted as the World Heritage Village in India. The pristine beauty and glorious historical background has earned this place, the tag of being a wonderful destination that showcases the traditional values of the local folks. Dehra Gopipur has wonderful climatic condition throughout the year.
The Race route goes through Nagrota Bagwan towards the most scenic surroundings of tea estates near Palampur.At some points, toy train can also be seen alongwith the race route. After Joginder Nagar while Race proceeds towards Atal Tunnel, Rohtang -the turn around point of the Romantika Uz Beas. Race goes through the city Kullu,that is famous for World renowned Dussehra. Racers would return back through the same route to Hoshairpur.
As this Race is happening in the month of February, when Fahrenheit scale is cold but the interesting part is that Racers would experience mild weather overall except 12p.m. to 3p.m.and nights would be colder.
At this part of year, Indian Weather, route and location is more appropriate and appealing to attempt RQ Romantika Uz Beas.
It can be a complete familiy affair for the support crew, enjoying the route and boosting up the Racer. If attempting in team, it would be a great experience not only to test the mattle of the team on the terrain as well as enjoy the route to the fullest. Being one of the most scenic route in the World, even a wild attempt with friends accompanying as support crew would be worth a take.
Romantika Uz Beas is listed in the qualifiers for the world’s toughest bicycle race- Race Across America, which runs from the west coast to east coast of USA.
What makes the event unique is that it is a non-stop event and gives the riders opportunity to test their abilities with the support of crew and also provides the option to ride as a team. The event holds solo and relay team categories. Solo riders will spend up to 38-40 hours on their bikes, while the team event sees the riders shuffling their roles as part of a relay.
Solo race is RAAM Qualifier and team event is a RAAM style event. Solo racers finishing within cut off time frame for the RAAM QUALIFIER will get RQ finisher medal and will be eligible to ride in the world’s toughest bicycle race-Race Across America.This is the first edition of RAAM Qualifier ‘Romantika Uz Beas’ in Punjab region of North India. Although this is beginning of the Era of Ultra Cycling in North India, this year we are going to intoduce this new event with challenging route along with our third Edition of RAAM Qualifier