Jul 14, 2011, 5:35 pm

I'm known for saying that mountain biking is not just like other forms of biking, only on dirt. Bike lanes, gravel paths and dirt roads are not what we are looking for. Nor are bike lanes, sharrows or 3' passing laws. We want single track, lots of it. We want bike parks with lots of jumps and interesting features. For all intents and purposes we should be viewed as another activity entirely.

That being said, if the only way to get someone started talking about mountain biking is to first get them talking about cycling, then lets talk about bike lanes, cycling path, and such.