1. It’s fun!
The first reason is that mountain biking is fun. This goes without saying that even as a spectator, mountain bikers always look as if they are enjoying it. The change of mind and environment is refreshing and provides a mental freshness that is unique.
2. Burns Calories
You can burn a lot calories when you’re on your bike.
3. Boost Energy Levels
Bike riding increases energy levels in the body by 20 percent. This is because of the triggered release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter linked to energy release.
4. Safe Exercise
The fourth reason is that mountain biking puts less pressure on the knees, spine and ankles as compared to casual walking. This pays off during old age when the knees grow weak.
5. Great Workout
Mountain biking engages all muscles in the body. Unlike the gym which works out targeted muscles, mountain biking ensures that every muscle is engaged especially when climbing a hill. This reason ensures that the body is proportional both in toning, as well as general fitness.
6. Lower Cholesterol
Mountain biking works the heart muscles and in turn reduces blood pressure and LDL. Mountain biking saves lives in its own special way.