Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a blast for people of all ages. To help you get started, here we offer articles about why, how, and where to go mountain biking.

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Mountain Biking challenges us to simultaneously focus internally and externally.  The self-talk to continue on combined with the physicality of rider keeping body and bike in harmony are all consuming, allowing complete immersion in the activity.



Whether you enjoy serenity and flow or intense, adrenaline pumping activities, you can find it all in mountain biking.  The sport has exploded in recent years with thousands of miles of new trail and equipment that makes the sport accessible to everyone from a small child to us “old farts”.  Knowing the equipment and trails appropriate for your age, skill level, and goals is critical for both fun and safety.



Mountain biking’s popularity has exploded in recent years, leading to an explosion in mountain biking trails.  Whether you plan to ride in a bike park or in the backcountry, it is all available to you.  This does not mean, however, that riding is unrestricted.  For example, mountain biking is prohibited in areas designated by the federal government as “wilderness”.  Additionally, in areas where you can ride, it is important for fun and safety to understand the type of riding the trail system offers.  Knowing how to properly source trails and 

SAFETY DISCLAIMER:  The activities discussed in this website are outdoor activities and, as such, have inherent risks to which participants are exposed.  It is not the intent of this website, nor is it possible due to the variability of weather, terrain, equipment, and experience, to detail all of those risks.  The information contained in this site is informational, but not instructive nor exhaustive.  It is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure he/she is in good health, fully prepared, and fully informed as to dangers before undertaking any of the activities discussed in this website and the user does so at his/her own risk.  The user understands that by using this website he/she acknowledges and accepts all risks associated with use of information from this website and participation in any particular activity addressed herein.  Please see “Terms of Use” for additional information.

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