The Hercules MTB Himalaya 2012 rally was flagged off from Shimla today. As many as 71 mountain bikers are participating in the event which was flagged off by Lt. General K. Surendra Nath, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, GOC in C, Army Training Command. Bollywood actors Parvin Dabas and Preeti Jhangiani were also present at the function.