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

Examples of mountain bike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the one who would rather walk anyways: A mountain bike With the continuation of social distancing, biking is a safe way to get exercise without risking your health. Liv Birdsall, USA TODAY, "25 incredible gifts for everyone that you can buy at Walmart," 28 Oct. 2020 The bike had been chained to a second mountain bike on the patio. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Man lies down in Christie’s Cabaret parking lot, claims he was assaulted: Brunswick Police Blotter," 19 Oct. 2020 There are miles of walking trails and sidewalks, a mountain bike course, championship disc golf course, dog park and community garden. Dallas News, "Residents find ways to thrive in uncertain times," 17 Oct. 2020 The Ripmo was our 2019 Gear of the Year–winning mountain bike, but by early 2020, its reach numbers and headtube angle were already considered dated. Josh Patterson, Outside Online, "3 Updated Mountain Bikes That Are Ideal for Fall Riding," 30 Sep. 2020 Cyclists will be able to connect to 14 miles of new mountain bike trails at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, which opened in late September and are part of the Arkansas Parks & Recreation Foundation’s Monument Trails Program. Rachel Herzog, Arkansas Online, "New Little Rock mountain bike trails to be funded by Waltons, city," 28 Oct. 2020 There are mountain bike trails, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and a 173-acre horse farm, and clubs for shooting and racquet sports, from tennis and bocce to croquet. Jessica Dailey, Town & Country, "South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff Makes Everyday Life Feel Like Vacation," 23 Oct. 2020 The Old Haul Road, a popular mountain bike route that firefighters used as a staging area during the fires, borders and feeds up to Portola Redwoods in one direction, and through Pescadero Creek and to Memorial in the other. Tom Stienstra,, "After CZU fire scorched Santa Cruz Mountains, some parks reopen, others remain closed," 14 Oct. 2020 About five minutes from the shop by bike, Mount Dora’s mountain bike trails possess a secret sauce that many other Sunshine State rides lack: natural elevation change. Patrick Connolly,, "Yes, you can mountain bike in Florida — here’s how," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of mountain bike

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mountain bike was in 1966

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17 Nov 2020

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“Mountain bike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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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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