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Why Mountain Biking?

Why Trails?

It may just be dirt, but when crafted into a well-planned trail network, it’s a reason to be outside.

Trails support the local economy, provide an important connection to nature, and are a pathway to better physical and mental health. Trails bring communities together.

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Singletrack trails, bike parks, and other bike-optimized facilities encourage access for a range of riders and trail users, from neighborhood children to the weekend warrior to the serious athlete. These amenities become a valued part of people's lives and communities.

Why Mountain Biking?

Riders know the wonderful feeling of being in nature, pedaling to a good sweat, conquering a new feature, and being in that blissful state of flow. As a result, mountain bikers are often the user group asking for new trails and volunteering to steward them.

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Mountain bikers might want diverse options for their own enjoyment as well as a trail their kids can enjoy. Local mountain bike clubs bring the community together through volunteer trail work, group rides, events, and skills clinics.

Because, Bikes.

Riding a bike is a shared experience among so many. Everyone remembers their first bike rides and their best bike rides. Bikes are a symbol of freedom and adventure. Combine that spirit with the peace and pleasure of the great outdoors, and mountain biking does wonders for the brain.

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We often hear the ABCs of mountain biking (air, brakes, chain), but let’s celebrate the three F’s: focus, flow, and fun. Ask any mountain biker out there what it feels like to ride with friends, and you’ll surely hear an F-word.

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