Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is a sport in which the actors ride a bike off road. The terrain can be desert, mountain, rocks, and numerous others. There are numerous orders of this sport like downhill, cross country, dirt jumping, etc. The riders shall carry equipment to repair their broken bikes. Along with it, they should carry a backpack with useful things because they are far from civilization.

In this racing sport, the rider performs a moderate to high level of technical riding on off- road locations and competes with other riders while maintaining balance on the bike. Depending on the variant, the bike riders have to reach the finishing line as fast as possible. The first three riders to finish the race after finishing the needed stages are declared winners.

History of Mountain Biking

Mountain biking first began in California in the 1970s as a fringe sport. Velo Club Mount Tamalpais, California first established mountain biking as a sport and during 1976 to 1979, they started organizing Downhill Mountain biking races regularly, which drew the attention of public as well as media. The first National Mountain Biking Championship was held in the USA in 1983 and the sport soon started gaining fashionability in other countries substantially in Europe and Australia.

Around the 1970s and early 1980s, companies started building mountain bikes simply for this sport using featherlight materials. The first mountain biking title that was honored by the International cycling union was held in 1990.

For the first time in the Atlanta Games, mountain biking was included in the Olympics with a cross country event for both men and women. Sluggish mountain biking gained the reputation of a mainstream activity around the mid-21st century and a further number of mountain bike acquainted resorts started opening all around the world.