A Great Time To Take Up Off-Road Riding - If you primarily ride on the road but have been itching to hit the trails, consider winter. Winter road rides can be tough because you roll fast enough to create significant wind chill. Head out looking like the "dough boy," and your fingers and toes can still freeze. Maybe worse, you've got to ride with extreme caution because ice-slick roads are treacherous. So instead, why not get on an off-road rig and hit the trails for an exhilarating change of pace? The mountain bike's upright riding position, wide tires and easier gears, along with steep hills, rough trails and soft riding surfaces, slow you down, resulting in less wind chill and increased body warmth. In addition, hills and trees provide shelter from the wind and elements. Mountain biking also improves bike-handling skills, builds strength, and is a heck of a lot of fun. We'll be more than happy to show you some excellent off-road bikes and point you to the best local trails.