Can Mountain Biking Be a Career?

Mountain biking is a rapidly growing sport, and more and more people are taking it up as a way to get outside and have an adventure. But can mountain biking be a career?

Can you actually make a living off of it? The answer is yes, if you’re willing to put in the work.

Mountain bikers have the opportunity to make money from endorsements, competitions, events, coaching, and even writing. Professional mountain bikers can make quite the living from their sponsorships alone.

Riders will often be sponsored by bike companies or other companies related to the sport. These sponsorships pay for travel expenses, entry fees for races or competitions, and sometimes even provide riders with a salary.

Professional mountain bikers also have the chance to make money from competing in events. Events such as downhill races or freeride competitions are popular among riders. Competitions usually offer prize money for those who place in them.

Many mountain bikers also find they can make money by attending events as coaches or instructors. Coaching can be done either one-on-one or in small groups. Instructors can teach people how to ride safely as well as how to do tricks or stunts on their bikes.

Finally, some professional mountain bikers also find they can make money by writing about their experiences in blogs or other publications. This is becoming increasingly popular with the rise of social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube.


So while mountain biking may not be an easy career path to embark on, it is possible to make a living off of it with dedication and hard work. With the right connections and skillset, anyone can turn their passion into a successful career.

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Jennifer Watson