How to MTB in the street

How to MTB in the street


After two weeks of rainy wheather the mountain bike trails are closed for maintenance when riding the trails isn’t a option you can always find stuff to ride around town this is usually referred to as riding street riding street can be really fun and it forces you to be creative and inventive with your surrondings if your bike is setup for the trails just pumping up the tires a little more makes it fine for street i also stiffen up my suspension a bit by adding air but this isn’t required start by picking a spot be it a curb or a little bump in the pavement ride the same spot for a while and its called a session sessioning forces you to squeeze every possibly out of your surrondings after a while you’ll start to consider everything in town to be a potential spot for a session the more techniques you have in your street riding tool box the easier it is to be creative bunny hops, endos, fakies and 180s are all super useful but it doesn’t stop there, here we are bombing a hill but starting off with a endo together it give you a combo we will call it a endo dive embankments can be really fun spots to session also and here you can practice a 180 turn start by manualing by the top of the bank and then add a hop at the end make sure you are looking in the direction you want to go which should be over your shoulder with a little practice you can get more of the spin to actually be in the air i’m not sure how useful this is on the trails but it sure is fun the more experience you have on street obstacles the more fun you can have i sweat my balls off sessioning this picnic table today who says you need the trails to get a workout practicing the same technique over and over until you get it can be a emotional roller coaster the more time you invest the more pissed off your gonna get when you cant get it when you finally stick your landing its all worth it street sessions with friends are one of my fondest memories although i usually ride street alone now days i get to share my sessions with you guys so thanks for riding with me today and i’ll see you next time