To help kids understand the history of mountain bicycles and the skills and techniques, competitions, and fancy tricks involved in riding them, King has created a winning photo-essay. The eye-catching colored photographs, most of young bicyclists in action, are identical to those in Beginning Mountain Biking, but the text is written for older readers. The book contains a glossary, bibliography, and index, and it is part of the "Fundamental Sports" series that introduces kids to variety of team and individual sports.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-With the growing popularity of the sport, this is a timely offering. In a straightforward, clear style, King discusses the history, equipment, standard maneuvers, competition, tricks, safety reminders, and repair tips. The concise text is interspersed with many full-color photos showing boys and girls both in action shots and demonstrating step-by-step maneuvers. There are also detailed diagrams of the bike itself and the derailleur. Helpful sidebars explain safety tips and highlight specific parts of the bike. All riders are wearing helmets. A useful, well-done title to update sports collections.-Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY