Night riding not only extends your potential riding hours, it also offers a whole new experience. Apart from an adrenalin rush, you can also expect to see some animal life that you won’t get to encounter on day rides – such as owls, porcupines and more.
Most riding clubs, and many mountain biking shops, offer ad hoc night rides for groups as it’s advised not to tackle the trails alone after dark. Not only is riding with others essential for safety, you can also rely on their spotlights to help you map your way. You’ll want to gear up with not only an LED headlamp, but also a spot lamp that fits to your bike so your path is illuminated.
Considering your line of sight is limited to the light you have available, you’ll also have to push your skills. Amped?
Here are some tips to get you going: