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Are you lusting for some adventure? Are you tired of your same old job and daily routine? Are you ready for an exciting change in your life? If your answer happens to be “YES” for all three questions, and you happen to love the sound of Extreme Sports, then you’re definitely in the right place. When we talk about extreme sports, it doesn’t always have to be about bungee jumping, cliff diving, or rock climbing.

Most Popular Road Biking Trails In The USA

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Are you lusting for some adventure?

Are you tired of your same old job and daily routine?

Are you ready for an exciting change in your life?

If your answer happens to be “YES” for all three questions, and you happen to love the sound of Extreme Sports, then you’re definitely in the right place.

When we talk about extreme sports, it doesn’t always have to be about bungee jumping, cliff diving, or rock climbing. It can be as simple as biking – only on “crazier than normal” terrains. Off-road biking trails are well-loved by bike enthusiasts and if you’re someone who loves to cycle on your free time, then we bet you’ll love them too.

Luckily, people living in the U.S. (us) have it good. We may not be too blessed with beaches, but we sure have plenty of bike trails to go around! And who knows? You might even have a superb one near home.

Biking is good exercise; it’s a terrific cardio workout – good for your heart and perfect in improving muscle tone and strength (Here are other amazing benefits: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/cycling-health-benefits). If you want to rid of yourself of that extra baby fat, or simply be fit for a change, then it’s definitely a good sport to try. But of course, not without proper preparation.

Before we teach you the hottest and most popular trails to bike in the USA, let us first teach you how to equip yourself well for the ride. Starting with:

Eat Healthy

You are going for some rough adventures so you have to make sure that you’ve built up the right stamina for it. Biking takes a lot of your energy – especially when you’re using a fixed-gear bike (which I highly recommend because it’s safer and lets you cover more exercise. To prepare for such journeys, you have to start planning a better diet.

Before every biking trip, you need to make sure that you stock up on energy-rich food. Eat portions of protein and carbs before you set out. Don’t forget to boost your immune system as well by eating lots of fibrous fruits and leafy greens. Keeping your body in tip-top shape should help you get ready for long cycling trips.      

Learn What To Do In Case Of Injury/Emergency

Next, educate yourself. When you set off to unfamiliar biking trails, it is best to prepare for worst-case-scenarios. What if you get lost or get injured? What if you encounter some sort of trouble and there’s no reception? No way to send an SOS? What will you do then?

You have to learn all these things and familiarize yourself with what to do during emergencies, such as first-aid. Going out prepared is important to ensure a safe journey. Pack light but pack things that are necessary. Bring medicine and common first-aid equipment. Tell someone where exactly you’re going to and what day or time you’ll be back. Make sure to instruct them on what to do in case you weren’t able to come back at the appointed time and you haven’t made any effort to contact them to inform about the delay.         

Practice Your Leg Muscles

Lastly, you should train. Traversing your bike through rough trails will most likely put your muscles under a lot of stress. If you haven’t trained your leg muscles lately, then you can expect to anguish over hell-like pain the day after your biking trip. Suddenly moving your legs – at an abusive pace, at that – will shock your muscles resulting to pervasive pain that can last for weeks. So if you’re planning to go on a biking trip anytime soon, make sure to train in advance. You can start by training with stationary or recumbent bikes.

Now, that all that’s done with, let’s move on to the part you have all been waiting for. Here is a terrific list of the most popular biking trails in the USA. Enjoy the ride!

  1. Valmont Bike Park – If a mountainous trail is your piece of pie, then the Valmont Bike Park may be the perfect biking trail for you. With a distance of more or less 42 acres, you can explore different paths from the smooth to the rocky, down to the insane! If you’re new to biking, you can try the Escape Route path which is a path highly recommended for beginners. If you want something more challenging, then you can always go for the Corkscrew. There is a track for all people of every age in this park – an ideal place for the whole family to visit!
  2. Sand Hog Hill – This place used to be a mining but who knew that it could be transformed into such a beautiful park as well? Sand Hog Hill is the perfect trail for bikers who love to pedal with a view. A beautiful lake can be seen as the biker ascends and the path is decorated with red sand that gives off an aura of excitement. Have fun riding through its steep trails while enjoying the serene view.
  3. Lehigh Gorge State Park Trail – Who knew that within the cozy town of Jim Thorpe, a lovely bike trail exists? Take your bike to White Haven and follow the path along the Lehigh River. Enjoy the breathtaking view of towering trees and pedal your heart away. This bike trail is smooth and easy to ride on, perfect for beginner bikers!

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