It's that time of year again. The sun is shining and the mountain trails are calling you. It's time to pull out the mountain bike you've been storing all winter, tune it up, and get ready for a summer of exciting mountain biking adventures. Sometimes it's time to take a trip this year to a place you've always wanted to bike. There are thousands of trails out there just waiting to be acquired.
If you're planning a mountain biking trip, the first thing you've got to figure out is where to go. There are a few mountain bikes Meccas out there with all kinds of trails that you might consider, places like Moab, UT and Whistler, British Columbia. A good way to find a destination is to visit online forums of mountain biking enthusiasts and ask for recommendations. Once you've chosen a destination, you'll need accommodations. Camping can be fun but finding a hotel room is always more comfortable after a day of hard riding under the sun. You'll really appreciate a hot shower after a good ride.
Find affordable hotel rooms in your chosen areas. Look for hotels that are especially accommodating to mountain bikers. Some hotels may have special storage lockers to keep your mountain bike secure as well as bicycle stations where you can wash off and tune up your bike. Before you go make sure you're stocked up on supplies like bike tubes and patch kits or find out if any stores in the area carry bike supplies. You may want to buy a guidebook to local biking trails as well. Take care of these details in advance so you can focus on your riding once you get there.