Category: Beginner Info

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    Trail Etiquette for Beginner Mountain Bikers: Tips and Guidelines

    Understanding Trail Etiquette As a beginner mountain biker, it is important to understand the basics of trail etiquette. This will help you to respect the trail and your fellow trail users, and ensure that everyone enjoys their time on the trail. The Basics of Trail Etiquette When you are on the trail, always be aware…

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    Understanding Mountain Bike Trail Difficulty Ratings: A Beginner’s Guide

    Introduction to Trail Ratings If you’re new to mountain biking, you may have noticed that trails are often rated with colored shapes, such as green circles, blue squares, black diamonds, and even double black diamonds. These shapes are used to indicate the difficulty level of the trail. Understanding these ratings is essential for any mountain…

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    Beginner Mountain Biker? Here’s How to Overcome Fear and Build Confidence

    Getting Started with Mountain Biking If you’re new to mountain biking, it’s important to start with the basics. Here are some tips to help you get started: Choosing the Right Bike and Gear Before you hit the trails, you need to choose the right bike and gear. There are many different types of mountain bikes,…

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    Joining a Mountain Biking Community: Tips and Benefits

    Where to Meet Other Mountain Bikers Are you looking to meet other mountain bikers to ride with? Joining a mountain biking community is a great way to connect with like-minded people who share your passion for the sport. Here are some places where you can meet other mountain bikers: Facebook Groups Facebook groups are a…

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    Beginner’s Guide to Mountain Biking: Tips to Start Your Adventure

    Starting with mountain biking can be an exhilarating experience that offers a unique blend of joy and adventure. Imagine pedaling through scenic trails, feeling the breeze against your skin, and the sense of achievement with every new trail conquered. As a beginner, your first ride might seem daunting, but with the right approach, it will…

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    Should You Mountain Bike Alone? The Risks and Rewards

    Have you had the urge to hit the trails, and you can’t find anyone who isn’t tied up at work or doesn’t have other plans?  Maybe it’s time to consider seizing the moment and going on your own, enjoying the cool breeze and scenery by yourself. The question is, is it safe to mountain bike…

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  • 10 Mountain Biking Skills You Need To Improve

    Mountain biking is one of those sports that requires continuous improvement. Even the most seasoned riders always have something that they need to work on or get better at. Improving your riding skills also keeps mountain biking fresh and exciting. Perhaps the easiest way to increase your skill level is to ride with someone who…

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  • Mountain Biking In Running Shoes – Why It’s A Bad Idea

    If you’re new to the sport of mountain biking, you might be trying to figure out if you can repurpose some of the gear you already own. I’ve seen everything from motorcycle helmets to gardening/mechanics gloves being used on the trails. What about mountain biking in running shoes though? Mountain biking in running shoes is…

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    Does Mountain Biking Work Your Abs and Core?

    Cycling has a well-documented list of benefits to your health including muscular, cardiovascular, and even in helping you lose weight. Cycling in general, not just mountain biking, has so many benefits it’s hard just to study and look into a single one. This means that the answer to the question should be obvious: does mountain…

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    8 Things To Do After Crashing Your Mountain Bike:

    Mountain biking is a dangerous sport. It doesn’t matter how talented or experienced a rider you are – at some point, you’re going to crash. There are more variables that come into play besides your own skill level. Unexpected trail conditions, mechanical failure or even a collision with another trail user can all cause a…

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