Riding On Mountain Bike Trails

Riding On Mountain Bike Trails

When I was a little kid, there was nothing more entertaining than bike riding. Although I was only allowed to go for a few blocks, it seemed like the whole world to me.

I could spend hours and hours driving around the block repeatedly, feeling the wind go by as I flew on my bicycle.

When I got a little older, my mom let me drive around the whole subdivision. I was ecstatic. It took very little to keep me happy.

Now that I’m older, however, I realize the limits of bike riding.

Bicycle riding where I live is a pain. There are cars everywhere, and many of them are very un-responsive to bike riders. I couldn’t even count the number of times I have almost been hit by ornery drivers trying to get home from work.

 

This is why bike trails are such a popular thing in the in every state. Without the bike trails that I go to on the weekends, I don’t know how I’d survive.

My favorite ones are the mountain bike trails.

A lot of people are surprised to hear, but there is actually some good mountain biking in Michigan. The elevation changes aren’t dramatic, but they make up for it with A lot of quick, steep hills.

Bike trail riding is somewhat of a passion among Metro Detroiters. With everything so heavily based around cars in this area, a lot of people need an escape. Without bike paths, I think a lot of us would go crazy.
I actually became involved in the local bike club because I was getting so passionate about riding. I had never bought a trail bike, and I didn’t really realize that I was missing out on anything by using my old beater, but one of my new friends let me try his out.

I was amazed. The bike trails fly by when you are on a decent vehicle. It really changed my perspective on things ¨C I couldn’t go back to the hunk of junk that I was using. It was great to belong to a bike club because there were so many people who knew how to set up their own bicycles.

All I had to do was get the bike frame and the bike parts and the rest was history. Soon, I was sitting pretty and doing some of the very best riding of my life.

Mountain Bike Trails

United States

Alabama

34 Featured Rides

246 Trails

Alaska

20 Featured Rides

134 Trails

Arizona

132 Featured Rides

789 Trails

Arkansas

43 Featured Rides

406 Trails

California

413 Featured Rides

2, 982 Trails

Colorado

388 Featured Rides

2, 681 Trails

Connecticut

9 Featured Rides

263 Trails

Delaware

2 Featured Rides

39 Trails

Florida

34 Featured Rides

430 Trails

Georgia

62 Featured Rides

446 Trails

Hawaii

9 Featured Rides

32 Trails

Idaho

136 Featured Rides

988 Trails

Illinois

13 Featured Rides

259 Trails

Indiana

33 Featured Rides

210 Trails

Iowa

13 Featured Rides

158 Trails

Kansas

17 Featured Rides

197 Trails

Kentucky

25 Featured Rides

279 Trails

Louisiana

5 Featured Rides

35 Trails

Maine

9 Featured Rides

167 Trails

Maryland

35 Featured Rides

437 Trails

Massachusetts

26 Featured Rides

664 Trails

Michigan

61 Featured Rides

449 Trails

Minnesota

35 Featured Rides

303 Trails

Mississippi

12 Featured Rides

87 Trails

Missouri

24 Featured Rides

334 Trails

Montana

49 Featured Rides

378 Trails

Nebraska

6 Featured Rides

38 Trails

Nevada

43 Featured Rides

221 Trails

New Hampshire

11 Featured Rides

375 Trails

New Jersey

9 Featured Rides

199 Trails

New Mexico

103 Featured Rides

755 Trails

New York

39 Featured Rides

693 Trails

North Carolina

109 Featured Rides

695 Trails

North Dakota

6 Featured Rides

49 Trails

Ohio

33 Featured Rides

276 Trails

Oklahoma

16 Featured Rides

122 Trails

Oregon

102 Featured Rides

703 Trails

Pennsylvania

104 Featured Rides

1, 131 Trails

Rhode Island

1 Featured Ride

35 Trails

South Carolina

18 Featured Rides

172 Trails

South Dakota

12 Featured Rides

83 Trails

Tennessee

50 Featured Rides

525 Trails

Texas

99 Featured Rides

810 Trails

Utah

125 Featured Rides

788 Trails

Vermont

22 Featured Rides

338 Trails

Virginia

114 Featured Rides

839 Trails

Washington

60 Featured Rides

910 Trails

Washington, DC

1 Featured Ride

5 Trails

West Virginia

43 Featured Rides

440 Trails

Wisconsin

34 Featured Rides

381 Trails

Wyoming

53 Featured Rides

443 Trails

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