The YakAttack, which started out 8 years ago as a low key stage race with just a handful of competitors, has today grown into a worldwide brand associated with some of the most adventurous and arduous mountain bike stage races on the planet. The original Yak Attack, Nepal, is now internationally recognised as the highest mountain bike race on Earth and cited by many authorities as being in the top 10 toughest mountain bike stage races on the international calendar. To complement the original high altitude race, The YakAttack has recently created two more races to bring together the YakAttack World Challenge Series.
Rumble in the Jungle takes place in the hot and humid jungles on the tropical island of Sri Lanka, whilst AlpacAttack takes riders through the wilds of Patagonia, with all 3 races being the ultimate test of mettle for the world’s most adventurous mountain bikers.
Check out some exciting footage from previous races on The YakAttack Vimeo Channel
Due to the success of Yak Attack over the years, we have been able to make some small contributions to the Nepalese MTB community through our Yak Attack Foundation. In 2013, we financed some of the top riders to the Asian MTB Games in China, to the prestigious Langkawi event in Malaysia, and supported Ajay Pandit Chhetri, the current Yak Attack Champion, for a season of racing in the UK. This year, we will be financing the top 3 riders to the World Cup in South Africa. This exposure to more competitive international fields has already had an impact on the team’s level of performance and professionalism which, in turn, has helped to raise the profile of the sport in Nepal and the potential economic, health and well-being benefits for young people working, or striving to work, in the country’s fast growing mountain biking industry.
We will also be offering free entry for five local riders in the 2015 Yak Attack, as well as already taking the current male and female Nepali Yak Attack champs (Ajay Pandit Chhetri and Laxmi Magar) to Sri Lanka in November to compete in Rumble in the Jungle.
Another cause close to our hearts is the welfare of animals in Nepal. Therefore, we are also strong supporters of the Himalayan Mutt Foundation, a great association that is working towards vaccinating and neutering dogs in the Annapurna region and we will be providing ongoing support to their cause in the future.
It is thanks to all previous Yak Attack entrants that we are able to help support these worthwhile projects and, as our race series grows, we hope our support can be even greater in the host countries of our events . If you would like to make a donation to the Yak Attack Foundation or maybe raise funds through a sponsored event (such as YA2015!) then please contact email@example.com for a sponsor form.