Camping in and of itself is an adventure, but adding mountain biking to the list can take the fun to another level. Before you go, have a plan in place. Not all trails allow mountain biking, so double-check that the ones you want to hit up are bike-friendly. Think of your campsite as a mountain biking base. You sleep, you eat, you relax, and then you go. Pick a campground that has mountain biking trails within the vicinity. If the campsites are primitive, which means they lack electricity, flushable toilets, and other modern conveniences, you need to prepare your toiletries and personal items accordingly. You’ll want to set up camp so you have all your creature comforts after a long, hard day on the trail.
Speaking of trails, you’ll likely want to plan your days by distance and altitude. And think ahead — if you’re biking four days straight, can you do 10-20 miles each day, or should you add in a few short treks with some other awesome outdoors fun like hiking or fishing? Will you be climbing in elevation or should you throw in a few flat trails for good measure? You’ll need to answer these questions before you go, and the best way to do that is to research and plan.