mountain bike


Definition of mountain bike

: an all-terrain bicycle with wide knobby tires, straight handlebars, and typically 18 to 21 gears

Other Words from mountain bike

mountain bike intransitive verb
mountain biker noun

Examples of mountain bike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This hip pack has been my favorite option for longer mountain bike rides. The Editors, Outside Online, 14 Jan. 2022 The resort also offers yoga, has guided nature walks, golf, tennis courts and mountain bike hire. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 2 Jan. 2022 Nearby in Athens County is the Baileys Trail System, a mountain bike circuit with 36 miles. John Pana, cleveland, 1 Jan. 2022 Summer and fall are the best times for bikepacking, especially since most mountain bike trails are closed during wet weather and the freeze-thaw times of year in order to prevent bicycles from leaving ruts and causing permanent damage. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 Dec. 2021 The easy-to-ride trails are perfect for wide-eyed kids who see a shiny new mountain bike beside the tree on Christmas morning. Flip Putthoff, Arkansas Online, 21 Dec. 2021 Santos has mountain bike trails near Ocala that are absolutely worth the drive. Patrick Connolly,, 24 Nov. 2021 Parks Director Sarah Sandquist said a rugged mountain bike course with different levels of difficulty would loop around the property for about 2 miles. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Nov. 2021 The mountain bike course was recently excavated from head-high grass. David Biller And Mauricio Savarese, Star Tribune, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of mountain bike

1966, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2022

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“Mountain bike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of mountain bike

: a type of bicycle that has a strong frame, thick tires, and straight handlebars and that is used for riding over rough ground

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