Mountain biking is a dynamic sport that can teach important lessons and build character and skills that can be applied to real life.
Over the last few years, enduro races have started to allow kids aged 12 and younger to participate. Here are some of the full-suspension mountain bikes for kids that allow for technical descending and pedaling the transitions.
In our opinion, these are the best mountain bikes for 8-11 year olds. There are full-suspension, front suspension, and rigid options.
Dads from across the mtb plains tell us about their families and bikes. Thanks to all of you who took the time to share the mtb love. This one's ferda-dads!
Hannah's path to becoming a pro mountain biker stemmed from a different sport. Read our interview to learn more about this globe-trotting NICA alumna.
Our family is a fan of Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park because it's a wonderful way to escape the snow and cold during our local winter months.
Gooseberry Mesa is an amazing mesa-top trail with a fun combination of sandstone and dirt singletrack with intermediate and advanced technical features. You’ll be treated to amazing views of Zion National Park and stunning desert landscapes from the cliff edges of the mesa.
See what to expect when taking on Into The Mystic, On The Rocks, and Lord Of The Squirrels. These three trails make for a mountain bike ride you will never forget.
Experiencing Crankworx Whistler in-person with your family is an extraordinary experience. You'll be at the biggest mountain biking party on the planet.
Every year, thousands descend on the mountain biking mecca of Whistler to enjoy pristine trail conditions, inexpensive accommodations and short lift lines. Sarcasm off.
Let's face it. The world is getting smaller every day and many of our beloved trails are multi-use. Exhibiting proper trail etiquette with children helps ensure mountain biking's growth and sustainability.
Kids grow out of stuff fast. That means our 11 year old got to try out a pair of Five Ten Freerider Contact mountain biking shoes for the season.
Think Whistler is nothing but gnar and expert trails? Think again! We identify several beginner mountain bike trails that are great for kids in one of the world's best riding areas
Park City professional mountain biker Haley Batten tells us about mentoring young ladies through her partnership with the Little Bellas program.
We reached out to a few moms around the world to see why they enjoy mountain biking with their kids. All of these little stories and comments are lovely and demonstrate why mountain biking is so much fun for families of all ages.
This feature was written by high school mountain biker Chiana Rossiter. Read on as she shares some of her NICA mountain biking experiences.
Ready for something new in southern California? Spend a day at the renovated and revitalized SkyPark At Santa's Village. The bike park offers several fun trails and there's plenty of other activities at this winter-themed park.
Buying your kid's next mountain bike can be a lot easier if you do your research and work with your local bike shop to obtain a proper fitting bike.
Some bike manufacturers classify their bikes as Boys Bikes or Girls Bikes. We take a quick look at how this came to be and question if it's still necessary.
The Soley family lives in Pennsylvania. They make the most of riding season by being well-prepared for the upcoming cold weather.
The Horsethief Bench Drop-In near Loma, Colorado is unique. Thankfully, it has remained one of the most accessible and difficult sections of trail in the western U.S.
These mountain biking shoes for kids are a wonderful accessory if your kids like to ride with flat pedals and get rowdy.
Whistler's Summer Gravity Camps offer week-long mountain biking clinics for young riders. Here's a summary of our kid's experience.
Our 14 year-old mountain biker takes a lap on Dirt Merchant in the Whistler Bike Park. This was part of his week with SGC in July, 2017.
A story about audiobooks on a mountain biking with kids website? Abso-freakin’-lutely! Audiobooks are the reason why our mountain biking kids don’t mind long trips in the car.
Andrew Shandro is keeping the kids stoked in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park with his week-long clinics dedicated to riders who want to progress.
We took off for a quick weekend mountain biking trip to McCall, Idaho with the entire family. You could easily spend a week there.
Read about the family-friendly fun that is a growing part of Crankworx Rotorua.
This is a program for young riders in the Salt Lake City area. It's professionally designed to transition kids from the early stages of riding a bike to mountain biking.
Hannah Dickson and her dad Wes are two mountain bikers whose local riding choices include the beautiful Bracken Mountain Preserve in North Carolina.
Having the right bike for the right trail applies to riders of all ages and abilities. Former mountain biking world champ, Cecilia Potts, tells us why.
This is not the look of fear. It's concentration. And, it took place at Crankworx Rotorua in New Zealand on the first stop of this year's world tour.
One the Wisconsin NICA Founding Chairs tells her story of how mountain biking with her toddler lead to the creation of state's high school MTB league.
Kids Mountain Bikes And More
We offer resources and stories for mountain biking families. Here, you may find your child’s next bike with our kids’ mountain bikes database. You can also get tips for mountain biking with your kids, read gear reviews, and see some great places to ride your bikes.
Your MTB Family Is Awesome
Do you have a story to share? Contact Us and tell us about your family’s latest-and-greatest adventures while mountain biking. Did you get new mountain bike for your young girl or boy? Did they ride a new trail or join a NICA team?