Urban Mountain Biking: Slick City Riding For City Slickers
While mountain biking is typically associated with the cyclists pitting their reflexes, strength, and athletic abilities against some of the worlds most treacherous back country wildernesses, deserts, and canyons, there is a new breed of mountain biker–the city dweller. Urban mountain biking may be the next big thing in sports.
Where To Go Urban Mountain Biking
One place where urban mountain biking fans can develop their skills is at their local skateboarding parks. Almost every city of more than a few thousand people has at least one skateboarding park, and biking in them is a lot more convenient that finding ways to do urban mountain biking on public streets or in parking lots and parking garages.
Skateboarding parks will let urban mountain biking riders perform many different stunts, by tackling the ramps, rails, ledges, and bowls the skateboarders use. Vertical riding on a half pipe doing twists and air spins will require urban mountain biking skills as advanced as any needed in freeriding, and will also require full protective gear including a full face helmet. The risks that...