mountain bike


: an all-terrain bicycle with wide knobby tires, straight handlebars, and typically 18 to 21 gears
mountain bike intransitive verb
mountain biker noun

Examples of mountain bike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That package also includes an exterior spare-tire mount to which a couple of mountain bikes can be affixed with an accessory rack that attaches to the spare. Phil Berg, Car and Driver, 5 Sep. 2023 Witter was to be part of the team at Allison Lake but suffered a broken collarbone in a recent mountain bike crash. Ned Rozell | Alaska Science, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Sep. 2023 Leaf peepers can hike, mountain bike, or ride on horseback through the polychromatic forest and stay at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, which offers special fall tours by car, boat, or zip line. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 15 Aug. 2023 Crested Butte and Winter Park, Colorado, are famous for their trails, but most snow resorts now have mountain bike trails – and lessons. Eileen Ogintz, Chicago Tribune, 31 Aug. 2023 The Flying Dog Loop near Park City is one of the most classic and popular mountain bike trails near Park City. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Aug. 2023 Though snow sports programs are the most popular, some sporting goods and specialty bike stores also offer a trail and/or mountain bike trade-in program. Laura Daily, Washington Post, 25 July 2023 In 2018, a hiker died after being attacked by a cougar on the Hunchback Trail in the Mount Hood National Forest – just a few miles from the mountain bike trails where the animals were spotted last week. oregonlive, 5 June 2023 My 25-year-old son was using my mountain bike for his grass-cutting business when it was stolen. Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 2 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mountain bike was in 1966

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“Mountain bike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

mountain bike

: a bicycle with wide knobby tires and many gears for use on all kinds of terrain
mountain bike verb

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