After all the years we’ve spent working for more trails in Northeast Ohio, it still surprises us how many people do not understand what cross-country mountain biking is all about. Maybe you’ve had the same experience if you’ve ever told a friend or family member that you mountain bike. People often think you’re talking about bmx, motocross, or freeride because that is what they see on television. In reality, cross-country mountain biking is almost never shown on TV because it’s just too slow and boring to watch.
We try to tell people that cycling is just like skiing: there are many very specific disciplines that fall within the sport. Skiing has downhill, freeride, and cross-country just as mountain biking has downhill, freeride, and cross-country. CAMBA has always focused our efforts on cross-country mountain biking (because that is what the vast majority of our members want) and now we have a video that shows exactly what it’s all about: