As far as everyone can remember, cycling has been a part of everyone’s childhood. Remember that the first time you went for a job; It felt like a mountain of achievement. Now that you have the strength and limbs for advanced cycling, that mountain is actually a part of it. This is a completely different kind of adventure, because you cross challenging paths and blow the breeze in high and deceptive protected areas. But where does this popular sport come from? Who are the people who attributed the popularity of this sport? Here are 10 facts to keep in mind.

  1. The history of this extreme sport dates back to 1970 in California, USA. It was on Mount Tamalpais that indicated the origin of mountain biking. The founding fathers of the sport were Joe Breeze, Gary Fisher, Keith Benterger, Charlie Cunningham and Tom Ritchie. Using underground brakes on converted cruisers, the first examples of mountain bikes were all downhill. This means that they never ride their bike uphill, they have to carry them to the starting point and ride downhill. The five had to do a lot of improvisation, such as installing balloon tires that could adapt to any road conditions, and packing the improvised brakes with grease because they tended to overheat. The five founding fathers later developed bicycles and opened a shop.
  2. Bart Jen Brentins of the Netherlands won the first mountain biking event at the Atlanta Olympics.
  3. Various variations of this sport include; Cross country, winter downhill, free ride, endurance and intense. These different mountain biking disciplines provide a variety and variety of possibilities to tailor an activity to the adventure and adrenaline rush needs.
  4. In 1995, Downhill was introduced as the first Extreme Games game.
  5. In 1997, during the X Winter Games, it was one of the most intense sports.
  6. Brakes in this sport need to use your head. No, this in itself “does not use its head”. This means that braking is a skill that is created through proper knowledge of the techniques used in the art of safe stopping and braking to prevent accidents and other dangerous scenarios.
  7. The International Mountain Cycling Association (IMBA), a non-profit organization founded in 1988, advocates for the enhancement and maintenance of cycling trails around the world. To date, IMBA is affiliated with one of the largest membership associations in the world with Australia. IBMA teaches track management, route building and planning. It has been one of the most prestigious sources of entertainment along the way.
  8. The highest trans-Himalayan mountain biking race in the world is held in the Tibetan part of Mount Everest, which is 17,160 feet high.
  9. It was the longest mountain bike race in the world from Canada to Mexico. With 2700 miles more than the continental shelf in Rocky.
  10. Sam Hill, Australia’s professional mountain biker (downhill racer), is the youngest Australian to ever win a world title. He won his first championship at the age of 16 and finished third at the 2001 Vail World Championships.

Source by Michael Whitlam