We prefer mountain biking over other activities because mountain biking can be more exciting and still has the health benefits. Meeting a lot of good people with same passion as yours and exploring the wild with breathtaking view. In fact, a lot of people have become more healthy by mountain biking even when their main focus was to have fun! Some quit smoking, others started extra exercise in preparation for the next ride.
As a means of recreation, mountain biking is so engaging and thrilling that it lets us have fun while sweating, shaping up our body and building up our muscles. It also has the capabilities of keeping us physically, mentally, emotionally and socially fit. Not so many sporting activities have such a capacity as mountain biking. Whenever we are out mountain biking, every gnarly section we encounter such as the lung-crushing and cholesterol burning climbs are almost instantly and generously rewarded by the breezy and refreshing descents and berms we were anticipating (including the buffet waiting in parking area). Like all other exercises and sports, mountain biking gets your heart pumping hard. Whenever you take on steep climbing, you exercise your cardiovascular system making it strong over time. This makes your heart stronger and much healthier. Since mountain biking gives you the much needed breezy recovery periods, it becomes fun and easier to do it again and again. This way you are able to work out more while enjoying yourself.
We also get to enjoy the beautiful view of nature as we ride along. The beautiful scenery and natural environment where you ride your bike have the magic to ease the pressure built up in you as a result of exhausting workday. There are also the benefits of relief from stress and maybe even depression. Exploring the wild that no motorized vehicle can reach is so rewarding.
Meeting people of different background with shared interest makes mountain biking more interesting and socially engaging. The more trails shred and sweat together the deeper the relationship grows that everybody becomes family. Volunteering on bike trail building all over Manitoba is also fulfilling. Learning from a more experienced rider get you stocked and coaching a newer rider gives you a sense of pride as well.