To promote & develop mountain biking sports and activities in the country, Nepal Mountain Bike Association (NMBA) was established in May 1995 by getting registered in Nepal Sport Council. Immediately after its registration, it has been affiliated with Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) and International Cycling Union (UCI) in the same year.
Further to associate all cycling disciplines NMBA has been rename as Nepal Cycling Association (NCA) in 2006.
Nepal Cycling Association is the voting member of Nepal Olympic Committee
Mountain biking is a sport which consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially adapted mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.
Mountain biking can generally be broken down into multiple categories: cross country (XC), trail riding, all mountain, downhill, free ride, street riding, dirt jumping and trials. The vast majority of mountain biking falls into the recreational XC, and Trail riding categories.
As the sports Mountain Biking is really young development compared to other sports. Mountain biking was born in the 1970s and was an outgrowth of the recent surge in popularity of bicycling. The first Olympic mountain bike races took place at the Atlanta games in 1996.