How to Go Mountain Biking

Articles: 5

Going beyond the pavement opens up a whole new world of bike riding. We cover types of trails and mountain bikes, how a bike should fit you, basic riding rules and some technique tips. Plus, we give you a printable checklist so you’ll have everything you need for a fun and successful ride. Find Mountain Biking Classes & Events

  • A woman mountain biker turning a corner on a forest trail, another mountain biker is behind her


    Mountain Biking for Beginners

    454 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

    Mountain biking is a fun way to exercise out in nature. This intro article teaches you about terrain, riding styles, bike types and more.

  • A rider stands over his mountain bike


    Mountain Bike Fitting Basics

    133 reviews with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars

    Learn how to size a mountain bike for the best fit. We’ll explain how to check standover height, seat position and other sizing details.

  • A mountain biker rides on a path in the woods


    Basic Mountain Biking Techniques

    447 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars

    Learn the basics of biking off pavement. Our tips cover riding position, shifting, braking, where to look and trail etiquette.

  • An illustration of trailhead signs


    Mountain Biking Etiquette

    97 reviews with an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Help make bike trails a happier place by learning and following the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Rules of the Trail.

  • Group of mountain bikers on the trail


    Mountain Biking Checklist

    278 reviews with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars

    Our comprehensive checklist for a day of mountain biking includes riding essentials, repair-kit items, clothing, personal items and more.