5) YOU’LL DISCOVER NEW PARTS OF THE WORLD
Traveling by mountain bike opens the door to a world of possibilities; you’ll gain access to places often too remote for the tourist hordes and engage with locals in a more meaningful way than from the seat of a tour bus. And the great thing about mountain biking is that no matter where you find yourself in the world, chances are you’re never too far away from a thin line of dirt snaking its way through a forest, field or desert. But heck, you don’t even need to go very far… A mountain bike can help you discover hidden gems in your very own city, opening your eyes to what you never thought existed in your concrete jungle.
6) IT’LL TEACH YOU HOW TO MEDITATE
Leave your gadgets at home on your next ride, and you’ll find yourself fully living in the moment. It’s not like you’re given much of a choice either, what with all the roots and rocks and tight corners along the way. It’s all about being present in the here and now. Rolling with it. Going with the flow. Everything else, all the crap life throws your way, is magically blurred out. And that’s the beauty of the ride.