Have you been looking for a new way to get in shape and have some fun? You might want to try mountain biking.

Several months ago, I was looking to ride the trails at North shore near lake Grapevine. We have lived in the Dallas area for over five years and always talked about trying mountain biking. After begging my son to give it a try with me we discovered an amazing way to get in shape, have some fun, find new challenges, and make some new friends.

Mountain biking is alive and well here in the Dallas Fort Worth area and there are literally hundreds of trails. For information on Mountain biking trails here in Dallas visit DORBA, short for Dallas Off Road Bike Association.

DORBA and area bicycle shops sponsor weekly rides, endurance races, and skills clinics to provide activities for every level of riding experience.

After just a couple of months of riding my son and I participated in Judgement Day, a 65-95 mile endurance event over 12 trails in North Texas all which have to be completed within 24 hours. While we only made it 23 miles, we’ll be ready to give it a try again next year.

So if you are looking for a great way to get in shape and are bored with the tread mill, gym, or track, give mountain biking a try.

Dallas Bike Shop – Dallas Bike Works has a wide variety of frames, and bikes for every skill level and budget. Visit them online or call them at: 214-341-8921