Extreme Mountain Biking

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Children's Literature - John D. Orsborn
Invented in the late seventies, mountain bikes are the bike of choice, even for many urban riders. Their durable frames, thick tires, and rugged stability allow riders to pursue the sport on any terrain. For most, mountain biking means a ride on trails, up sloping paths, or hopping a curb. However, for an extreme few riders, there is the sport of extreme mountain biking. Within the broad title of the sport are various different events. Downhill dual racing, downhill time trials, cross country racing, and trial biking are just a few of the events born from traditional mountain biking. Authors Kelley MacAulay and Bobbie Kalman help younger readers discover these amazing sports and the elite athletes who compete. Color photographs enhance the reading experience. A volume of the "Extreme Sports: No Limits," series, this book covers the gamut of mountain biking sports, emphasizing not only the spectacular racing and jumping of these athletes, but the different equipment and safety gear used. As with all other books in the series there are further study resources and a glossary, making this an excellent addition to any school or public library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778717249
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Extreme Sports No Limits! Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Extreme mountain biking 4
Takin' it to the mountains 6
The bikes 8
Safety check 10
The lowdown on downhill 12
Extreme XC 14
Epic endurance 16
Up to the challenge 18
Heated battles 20
Bikers on trial 22
Airborne athletes 24
Freeride 26
Mountain biking stars 28
Jump on in 30
Glossary & Indes 32
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