It’s only natural to feel a little bit of a slump when it comes to mountain biking, especially after a long winter. After all, we can’t expect to be motivated and inspired all the time! But if you find yourself feeling unmotivated and completely burnt out, it may be time for a change of scenery. Spending time with other women who share your love for mountain biking could be just what you need to reignite your passion and get back on two wheels.
Spending time with like-minded people is one of the best ways to jumpstart your motivation. Not only will you be surrounded by people who understand your passion, but they’ll also provide you with plenty of inspiration and ideas on how to get back in the saddle and enjoy riding again. Plus, having an accountability partner or group can help keep you motivated long after your initial burst of inspiration wears off.
Take a Trip
Sometimes, all you need is a change of scenery to get things going again. Taking a trip specifically for mountain biking can serve as both an escape from everyday life as well as a place where you can focus solely on riding and pushing yourself further than usual. Taking yourself out of your comfort zone can do wonders for inspiring creativity and pushing boundaries!
This might seem obvious but setting goals is one of the most effective ways to stay motivated while mountain biking. You don’t have to set lofty goals either; even small ones will do the trick! Start with something simple such as committing to ride three times per week or conquering an obstacle that has been giving you trouble recently. Having something concrete that you are striving towards will help keep your motivation levels high and give you something positive to aim for each time you hop on your bike.
It’s normal (and even healthy!) not to feel like riding every now and then, but if that feeling lingers too long it may be time for some changes in order to reignite your love for mountain biking. Find community with other riders who share your same level of enthusiasm, take yourself out of your comfort zone by planning an adventure trip specifically for mountain biking, and set achievable goals that push you out of your comfort zone without overwhelming yourself—all these things will help inspire creativity and motivate action so that soon enough, two wheels won't seem so daunting after all!
Written by: Aja (Jackson) Gibson