A study in the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity physical activity every week.
Wind your way down along the northeast coast, where you'll enjoy the sounds and views of the waves crashing wildly onto the rocky shore.
Whether you rode over your first log, mastered that technical descent or cleared a particularly gnarly rock garden, meeting mountain biking challenges that you have set for yourself can give your self-confidence a major boost.
Improving your stamina and becoming more physically fit will help you feel good about your outer appearance, too.
According to Peopleforbikes.org, three hours of biking per week decreases your chance of heart disease and stroke by 50 percent.
Though you may encounter a few bumps and bruises along the way, mountain biking helps more than it harms.
Our ride was about 11 or 12 miles and took several hours with the various stops that we made for resting and sight seeing.