4 Reasons to Give Mountain Biking a Try Right Now

Mountain biking comes in many forms - meaning down dirt paths, doing some quick laps in a park after work, or taking a ribbon of trail into the hills to a great picnicking spot. Wondering whether it's for you? Here are four reasons to give mountain biking a try right now.

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Mountain biking comes in many forms - meaning down dirt paths, doing some quick laps in a park after work, or taking a ribbon of trail into the hills to a great picnicking spot. Wondering whether it's for you? Here are four reasons to give mountain biking a try right now.

Forget about traffic. Say goodbye to busy city streets and the need to keep an eye out for distracted drivers. Out on the trail, you can be a little more Zen and stay focused on the ride itself.

Learn new skills. Learning new, difficult skills may improve memory function as you age, according to a 2013 study by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas. Plus, it just feels good to get the hang of something new.

Exercise without, you know, exercising. Getting out in nature takes the “ugh” factor out of working out. Skip the gym fees and let the natural undulations of the trail become your cardio and strength trainer.

Enjoy the view. Whether it’s leaf peeping in the fall, riding to a scenic overlook, or taking the trail to a secret fishing hole, mountain biking can take you places a bit further afield than going by car or on foot.

the trails are calling
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2017