Sonam Gurung

Sonam Gurung - First Nepali Mountain biker.

With over two decades of mountain biking experiences, Sonam happens to be the first professional mountain biker of Nepal. He has cycled extensively in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. Here are his achievements so far.

Date

Events

Position

1990

Annapurna Triathlon -Team Events

1st

1991

Annapurna Triathlon -Team Events

2nd

1991 March 28th

Tobbaco Free Fun Run

 

1992

Annapurna Triathlon -Team Events

1st

1993

Annapurna Triathlon -Team Events

1st

1993

Himalayan Mountainbike

5th

1994

Annapurna Triathlon -Team Events

1st

1994

Himalayan Mountainbike

4th

1995  March18th

Himalayan MountainBike Championship

 

1995 March 28th

Pepsi Annapurna Triatholon

2nd

1995 June 23rd

Olympic Day Run

 

1995 Dec 14th

Mountain Bike Fun Race

6th

1996 March 30th

7th Star Annapurna Triatholon

1st

1996

The British Gurkhas Nepal Fun Run

 

1996 March

Nepal Mountain Bike Race

 

1997 March 27th

Himalayan Mountainbike

6th

1998 March 21st

Nepal Mountain Bike Championship

13th

1999 March  20th  

Nepal Mountain Bike Championship

12th

2000

Himalayan Mountain Bike and Nepal Mountain Bike Championship

2nd

2001

Six Summit Tour Certificates

Gold

2002 June 5th

1st  Thuraya TAAN Mountain Bike Championship

1st   

2002 Nov 22nd

Siemens Action Asia Himalayn Mountain Bike Race Series

 

2002 Oct

Six Summit Tour

1st ( Gold)

2003 June 5th

2ndThuraya TAAN Mountain Bike Championship

 

2004 Nov 20th

Kathmandu Mountain Bike Race

 

2005 June 5th

3rd  Thuraya TAAN Mountain Bike Championship

 

2004 Sep 27th

NATTA Mountain Bike Rally( World Torism Day)

 

2006 Apr 29th

Nepal Norway Almuni Association Mountain Bike Riding

16th

2006 Feb 25th

1st Epeic Mountain Bike Cross Country

 

2006 June 5th

4th Thuraya TAAN Mountain Bike Championship

5th 

2006 June 10th

Club Himalayan Up Hill Challenge

 

2006 Oct 7th

7th Nepal Mountain Bike Championship( National)

9th

2052

His Majesty King Birendra B.B.Shah Dev Golden Jubilee Cycle Championship

 

2007 June 23

Olympic Day Run

 

2007 March 2-

Yak Attack (Annapurna Circuit stage race)

10th

2008 March 7-16

BerghausYak Attack (Annapurna Circuit stage race)

16th

2014 Yak Ru - Annapurna challenge MTB Race Volunteer rider
2015 Yak Ru - Annapurna challenge MTB Race Volunteer rider

Sunil Chandra Sharma

Marketing Director at Dawn Till Dusk

An avid photographer and video maker, Sunil heads marketing division at Dawn Till Dusk. His most notable contribution to the development of mountain biking race in Nepal is the branding of Yak Ru - Annapurna Challenge and marketing it to the world. He is the brain behind the successful marketing of the Yak Ru brand. He has been instrumental in forging many alliances with the partners and supporters of the race. Sunil has also helped in the publicity of many mountain biking events in Nepal such as the Lamatar Race, Nepal Army's COAS Tri-factor race and National championships.

Race Marketing Director

Project Year
Yak Ru - Annapurna Challenge 2014
Yak Ru - Annapurna Challenge 2015
Yak Ru - Annapurna Challenge 2016

 

Chhimi Urken Gurung

Chhimi Urken Gurung is one of the founders of Dawn Till Dusk. He has dedicated his past three decades in the development of cycling in Nepal. He has contributed his skills for the development of National sports in cycling, football, athletics, archery and cycling via active membership in various capacities at National Associations. Internationally, he has contributed his time and efforts via agencies such as ACC.

He has held the following portfolio

  • President Nepal Cycling Association (NCA) Since 1995
  • Ex-Treasurer Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) Until 2015
  • Member Asian Cycling Confederation (Awarded a Merit in 2015 by ACC in Thailand) 
  • Mount Everest Sumitteer (21 May 2011)
  • Founder and race director YAK RU Annapurna Challenge (Since 2014)
  • UCI National commissaire
  • Race Director 14th Asian Mountain Bike Championship 2008
  • Team Leader Beijing Olympic 2008
  • Deputy Chef de mission 11th South Asian Game, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2010
  • NOC Attache 16th Asian Game Guangzhou, China  2010
  • NOC Attache London Olympic 2012
  • Chef de mission 17th Asian Game Incheon, Korea 2014
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