Founding President & Member
Founder, President, and the man at the helm. A well known name in the world of sports and Tourism in Himachal Pradesh, he is a visionary with over two decades of experience in adventure sports who has transformed the sport of cycling not just in Himachal Pradesh but throughout India. Considered by most as the man who with meagre resources and sheer determination changed how people look at cycling in India.
An entrepreneur by spirit and profession , he is not afraid of challenges – infact cherishes them – Enjoys long walks through the mystical Shimla forests. Akhil is a hard working individual who will get the work done. He believes in execution and is the backbone of events at HASTPA.
A Post Graduate in Operations Management from the State University of New York, Ashish has had stints with Tata Consultancy Services, US DEPT of EDUCATION and Hewlett Packard. Ashish worked as a photographer/writer with Buffalo News New York for a short period of time. A hard-core Mountain biker who takes care of most of the events that HASTPA runs.
With zeal to pursue adventure sports in life he ventured into Himalayan Car Rallies as a marshal in the year 1986. After that he never looked back and have been a regular member of motor sports organizing committees till he became an integral part of HASTPA family in the year 2006. Besides this he has a vast experience In education sector.
Kapil works at the Himachal Pradesh E-governance dept as a resident manager. He has been involved with HASTPA for a long time and is very passionate about Adventure Based and Eco-Tourism.
Recce Team Head
Vishal Himalvi has been in the outdoor and Tourism Business for over two decades now. Being One of the oldest members of the organization , he has unmatched experience at race management and Outdoor activities. He usually leads our Recce teams.
Amresh runs his own Eco-Tourism Sites in Himachal and takes care of Logistics at HASTPA.
Rescue Operations Head
Kamal has been running motorcycle tours for 2 decades now. He is everything Outdoors. He heads the Rescue and Route Ecvacuation Planning at HASTPA. He is also one of the best skiers in India.
Race Operations Head
Aditya Thakur looks after the Office Operations and Supplies at the event.
Mr Rajesh Kalra is one of the most respected cyclists in India and has over a decade of Mountain Biking experience. He is the founder of the biggest cycling group in India – The Pedal Yatris. He is a hardcore outdoors person as is also a keen promoter of the sports. He is a mentor to our organization and as day job he heads the Times Internet Unit.
Has been an integral part of the event since its start in 2005. He is also known as the godfather of cycling in India. You can say no one has contribute more to the sport than this man. At close to 60 he can give them teenagers a run for their money.