mountain biking


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A sport in which participants use specialised bicycles to navigate rough, steep trails
Risks Concussions, fractures, death

mountain biking

Sports medicine A sport in which participants use specialized bicycles to navigate rough, steep trails covered with unforgiving rocks Injury risk Concussions, fractures, death. See Extreme sport, Novelty seeking behavior.
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"Mountain biking is now a key contributor to the local rural economy and we have invested heavily, with the help of the local community, and volunteers across the North East, to make our biking offer one of the best regions now in the UK.
If Bellingham is a regional hub for mountain biking, Whistlers mountain bike park in British Columbia is a world-class destination, Brown said.
The park is a great area for family mountain biking.
Mountain biking is growing in popularity as a leisure activity as well as a serious sport, and Scotland is at the forefront.
Nuts and Spokes Alyson Adventures (800-825-9766) has a one-week gay Moab trip with mountain biking, hiking and white-water rafting.
With its potential for serious spills on rough terrain, mountain biking would seem more suited to twentysomething thrill-seekers than buttoned-down executives twice or three times their age.
The 38-year-old East Coast account executive for ViaNovus, a California-based software company that designs construction program management software, was first introduced to extreme mountain biking in 1997 by a group of friends.
How long should I wait to resume running and mountain biking? I understand my hormones and ligaments are gradually returning to their pre-pregnancy levels.
Riding a mountain bike off-road--like driving an SUV offroad--can be dangerous, even if riders know what they are doing and are experienced "gearheads." Mountain biking is a physically challenging recreational activity requiring balance, anticipation, and technique.
Stress that last point - mountain biking can be a dandy workout.
The Crown Estate is seeking entrepreneurs to help boost business at a mountain biking centre in the heart of the Cairngorms.
Mountain biking activities will no longer be allowed on the above-mentioned trails on or after the effective date.