Why People Quit Mountain Biking?

Mountain biking is an exciting hobby that combines physical activity with the thrill of navigating through trails and mountains. Not everyone who takes up mountain biking sticks with it, however. There are a few reasons why people quit mountain biking.

1. Difficulty Level

Mountain biking can be incredibly difficult and physically demanding, even for experienced riders.

It requires a certain level of fitness, strength and agility to take on steep inclines or rocky terrain. For those who don’t have the necessary conditioning, it can be too challenging and intimidating.

2. Expense

Mountain biking isn’t a cheap hobby.

The cost of purchasing a bike, gear, clothing, and accessories can add up quickly. Many people simply don’t have the funds to invest in mountain biking gear or they are unwilling to make the financial commitment.

3. Time Commitment

In addition to needing money for equipment, mountain bikers also need enough free time to enjoy their sport. People who don’t have enough time or are too busy with work and other commitments may find themselves unable to dedicate enough hours for regular rides.

4. Lack of Support

Finally, some people may not have access to supportive riding partners or communities that can help them enjoy the sport more fully. Mountain biking can be daunting if you don’t have anyone around you who knows what they’re doing.


All in all, there are many reasons why people quit mountain biking – from difficulty level to lack of support – but ultimately it comes down to individual preferences and needs.

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Chris Powell