For XCO races, it is usually a mass start where riders are required to complete a certain number of laps (depending on their category) of a course that is usually 4-10kms. A XCO race would normally be about 1.5-2 hours.
What is considered fast on a mountain bike?
Average speed for a mountain biker ≈ 10 mph (16 kph) during singletrack riding. Uphill sections average ≈ 8 mph (13 kph) with downhill sections averaging ≈ 12 mph (19 kph). The average speed is ≈ 17 mph (27 kph) with peak speeds upwards of 30 mph (48 kph) during downhill mountain bike riding.
How long is a good MTB ride?
The ideal length for a bike ride is 20 miles.
What is a good distance for a beginner cyclist?
A beginner cyclist should aim to cycle 8mph (12kph) which will achieve a distance of 8 miles (12km) every hours on average. The distance travelled will be affected by the surface of the ground, the weather and the type of bike used.
How long is 20 miles MTB?
This means that on average riding 20 miles on your bike should take you around 100 minutes; or one hour and 40 minutes in simpler terms. However, this is an ideal number at the end of the day and a lot of factors will play into how long you actually take to get those 20 miles under your belt.
Which gear is best for cycling uphill?
When riding uphill or into a headwind, it’s best to use the small or middle front chainring and bigger rear cogs. When riding downhill, it’s best to use the bigger front chainring and a range of the smaller rear cogs.