mountain bike


Definition of mountain bike 

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

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Other Words from mountain bike

mountain bike intransitive verb
mountain biker noun

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This will provide a launch point to hike as well as mountain bike or horseback ride. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Chronicle hike yields La Honda’s coastal hill treasures," 14 June 2018 While parts of the trail are more challenging, less experienced and non-mountain bike riders can participate, walking some portions, if necessary, the post says. Jessica Anderson,, "Memorial bike ride planned for slain Baltimore County officer Caprio on Sunday," 30 May 2018 The terrain is mostly packed dirt/gravel, so a mountain bike or wider tire type bike is advisable. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Take a bike ride through the world's only underground holiday light show," 5 Dec. 2017 The trail surface can be rough in spots and mountain bikes are recommended. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Things to do in and around Darlington," 24 May 2018 Registration for the Bogus Basin summer mountain bike and trail running series begins May 14 at Lettie Stratton, idahostatesman, "Runners, bikers to get weekly race series at Bogus — with room for beginners, experts | Idaho Statesman," 10 May 2018 The Verde River runs through it, and visitors can fish, hike, camp, mountain bike and ride horses. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Fourth of July in Arizona: Where you can go and where you can't," 27 June 2018 Delgadillo grew up here and started mountain biking in 1995. Nicole Blanchard And Chadd Cripe, idahostatesman, "Man who died in Boise mountain biking accident was an experienced trail rider | Idaho Statesman," 14 May 2018 Set up camp in the quiet campground overlooking the water before exploring the island by foot, kayak, mountain bike, SUP, or skiff. Sunset, "13 Best Beach Camping Spots," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of mountain bike

1966, in the meaning defined above

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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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