Riding on the mountainside and MTB trails is quite different from biking on the city streets. Here are some tips to get ready for the terrain.
Even if you're not a beginner, before heading out on the trails to ride with your bike, make sure that you have the necessary safety gear so that you are safe, visible and protected while biking.
In addition to these items you’ll want a perfect fit for your bicycle before setting out on the trail. For safe bike fit tips click here. You can also visit your local beginner-friendly bike shop for hands on adjustments. Find your local expert here.
Mountain bikes are built to give you grip and stability to tackle any type of terrain. Your mountain bike will carry you across dirt trails, rocky technical challenges and rough and tumble roots. Mountain bicycles are quite different than recreational cruiser bicycle and there are tons of options for your ride. As a beginner it's a great idea to speak with your local expert to get the best recommendations. Because of the difference in design you would not want to wind up on a dirt mountain trail with a cruiser bicycle. It simply just isn't built for the rough terrain. Preparing for the mountain bike trails means you should also prepare for the weather. Here are some tips on preparation for the weather.
No matter where your bicycle takes you, and regardless of your skill level – beginner or advanced, be sure that you're safe and prepared with:
If recreational biking is more your style then check out these safe beginner tips for riding your bicycle.
Mountain Biking can be fun for the entire family but there are additional fun beginner tips for everyone involved to keep safe before heading out on your ride. See them here.
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