Are you RACE READY? The season has begun for racing! Now, don’t think you have to be a pro to race and test your skills against other riders. There are several local organizations that put together racing events for mortal humans like us. Some of the best ones in Southern California are the, “Non Dot Adventures” race series and the weekly races at the, ” Over the Hump” series, just to name a few. As an amateur racer myself, I enjoy the thrill and anticipation of preparing myself for a race. Some of the benefits are obvious. Not only does it improve my fitness levels, but it also improves my riding skills and we get to spend quality time outdoors! The mentality when you race is, “don’t be last”, but it is all in good fun. It doesn’t mean that if you don’t place well you will hang up your biking shoes. It means pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. The mountain biking community is one of embracing energy for the love of a fun and challenging sport!
BikeThisTrail.com is one of the proud sponsors of the, “Non Dot Adventures” race series, which offers 4 races throughout the year, for all levels of riding. Even if you don’t feel like racing, you can get involved as a race day volunteer, or help with trail maintenance work. If you are interested in racing or trail maintenance work, ask your local bike shop or go online and research your area. There are plenty of opportunities to test yourself and your skills so go for it!