Mountain Biking

:the sport or activity of riding a mountain bike (a type of bicycle that has a strong frame, thick tires, and straight handlebars and that is used for riding over rough ground)

What is the difference between cycling and mountain biking?

Road bikes are fast and easy to pedal on pavement. They are not as well suited for operating off the road. Mountain bikes are harder to pedal and slower on pavement. But they have a cushy ride, an upright riding position, and can travel easily on a wide variety of surfaces.

Is road biking harder than mountain biking?

road ride in the mountains is certainly more difficult than a ride on a railroad-grade trail. Road bikes are generally lighter than mountain bikes but every bike – and every rider – is different

Does mountain biking get you fit?

It’s a great strength training workout

Riding up and down steep trails will not only keep your heart rate up but will also force you to use a whole range of muscles.

How to Start Mountain Biking?

Find Your Tribe. The people you ride with are directly responsible for making you a better and more confident rider.

Hit the Gym. Mountain biking demands more than just rock-solid legs.

Be Smart About Your Gears.

Master Your Body Position

What equipment is needed for mountain biking?

A well maintained mountain bike.

Mountain bike helmet (mandatory)

Padded cycling gloves (mandatory)

Elbow, knee and shin pads (optional)

Eye protection (strongly recommended)

Your usual cycling clothes.

Drinking bottle or Camelbak for water.

A snack or energy food.

What are the rules of mountain biking?

Ride open trails.

Leave No Trace.

Control your bicycle.

Yield appropriately.

Never scare animals.

Plan ahead

Beginner Mountain Biking Tips


It’s a discipline where strong technical skills can save you a lot of energy.

Always pack more food and water than you think you need.

Learn Basic Bike Repairs

Look Ahead Where You Want to Go

Learn How To Use All the Gears

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