Here’s an awesome beginner’s guide for buying a mountain bike, finding places to ride in Michigan and learning how to make riding more fun and safe. This is part of a series on outdoor activities by Michigan Association of Chiropractors. Their doctors want to give you resources to improve your health.

Introduction Video

This video shows you how to buy a bike, where to ride in Michigan and where to find local group-rides.

How to Mountain Bike

Mountain Biking Explained

Setup & Riding

How to Buy a Bike

Here are resources to help you find an affordable and high quality mountain bike. 

How to Check a Used Bike

Which Bikes to Buy

Mountain Biking Tips

Here are some links to articles and videos on beginner tips for when your’e first starting out on the trails. 

Top Newbie Mistakes

Beginner MTB Tips Video

Mountain Biking is Fun and Easy

Mountain Biking is a fantastic way to Get Out and Get Healthy. The impact of mountain biking is that it can improve your overall health and well-being; by helping you to stay active, build a strong community, and enjoy the outdoors like never before. 

Join a Mountain Biking Club in Michigan

Bike Leelanau Leland, MI

Cascades Cycling Club Jackson, MI

Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association Mount Clemens, MI

Copper Harbor Trails Club Copper Harbor, MI

Dickinson Trail Network Iron Mountain, MI

Friends of Glacial Hills Bellaire, MI

Friends of the Musketawa Trail Muskegon Heights, MI

Metro Detroit Mountain Bikers Detroit, MI

Michigan Mountain Biking Association

Michigan’s Edge Mountain Biking Association Holland, MI

Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association West Bloomfield Township, MI

Mid Michigan Mountain Biking Association East Lansing, MI

Motor City Mountain Bike Association Plymouth, MI

Munising Bay Trail Network Munising, MI

Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association Traverse City, MI

Noquemanon Trail Network Marquette, MI

Potawatomi Mountain Bike Association Ann Arbor, MI

Range Area Mountain Bike Association Ishpeming, MI

R2R Racing Bloomfield Hills, MI

Shoreline Cycling Club Ludington, MI

SISU Dirt Crew Ironwood, MI

Southwest Michigan Mountain Bike Association Augusta, MI

Swedetown Trails Club Laurium, MI

TART Trails Traverse City, MI

Top of Michigan Mountain Bike Association Petoskey, MI

UPMTB Bessemer, MI

West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance Grand Rapids, MI

Yargo Trail Crew (YTC) Mount Pleasant, MI