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Riding a mountain bike has become one of the most popular ways to stay fit on a weekend, bringing lots of health benefits, comradeship, and the opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. There are many shared use trails both north and south of Adelaide, and some councils actively promote cycling for fun in Adelaide.
The most popular times for mountain biking seems to be Saturday and Sunday afternoons. I often see hordes of kids on mountain bikes near Mitcham railway station then, about to set off by train to the hills - after being fortified with KFC or HJ's.
But there is no reason why you can't ride a mountain bike at night if you have the right equipment. National Parks South Australia are keen to encourage riding a bike at night in their parks and have just launched free Introduction to Night Mountain Biking sessions to help you do it safely.
Mountain Bike Riders in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park
There's a choice of dates for the Introduction to Night Mountain Bike Riding session available at this link. Just pick your date and time, and you're done!
As usual, bookings for this free session are essential. Line up a friend and book early if you're keen, because these sessions will fill quickly. Note that the event will be cancelled in extreme weather. For more up to date information, follow National Parks South Australia on Facebook.
After you've been to one of the free training sessions, you will be keen to try out your new skills after dark. There are plenty of places to go riding a mountain bike: here are some of our suggestions.