You’ve seen the videos, heard friends talk about it, and you’re thinking: “Maybe I should try mountain biking?” But there’s that little voice of doubt that says “Really? You really want to ride a bicycle up a down a mountain? Can you even do that?” Well, I’m here to tell you that you can, you are capable and I’ve written a list of 5 reasons why you should try it this year.
#1. It’s Ridiculously Fun
If nothing else mountain biking is insanely fun. Even if you never hit giant jumps or rip your way through roots and rocks, the simple joy of riding a bicycle on a dirt trail is sublime. Of course as you become better and ride harder trails, the more awesome it becomes.
#2. You’ll Become The Best Version of Yourself
Do you see this guy at the top of a mountain? Yeah, you can bet that he pedaled up there himself. You’ll want to ride as often as you can and go farther, so you’ll set goals and train hard. Heck, you’ll even become fit just by riding to have fun.
#3. You’ll Meet Rad People
Mountain Bikers are cool people. Period. There’s some out there who are lame and kind of rude, but generally mountain bikers are awesome people just trying to have fun. And now you have some friends to going riding with!
#4. Mountain Bikers Travel to Breathtaking Places
Did you know Whistler has a bike park? Colorado and Utah are amazing places to ride and there’s some awesome trails in the Canadian Rockies. But what about outside North America? Scotland, Switzerland, Peru and New Zealand are just some of the few places that pretty much every mountain biker dreams about. You’ll go places most people have never heard of and see things 99% of the population will only see in your pictures. How rad is that?
#5. You Will Have a Pretty Awesome Life
Take all of the reasons I just talked about and mash them together. That is what’s waiting for you on a mountain bike. In one word it is Freedom. Pure, simple, bright and living Freedom. Freedom to explore, to dream, to live.