If you’ve been mountain biking for a while you’ve probably seen it on one of the local trails: mountain bike art. Maybe it’s a gnarley looking tree that’s been decorated with discarded bike parts or even a trailhead info sign plastered with colorful stickers. We used to have a photo of a tree in Hawaii that had dozens of mountain bike wheels hanging from it like fruit, though I don’t know what happened to that photo.
Anyway, apparently the Scots think it’s perfectly normal to place more “official” art on mountain bike trails and they’re soliciting proposals for some trails in South Scotland. Seems like a great idea. For me, mountain biking is all about exploration and coming across interesting objects can only make things more exciting (though the only interesting objects I seem to come across around here are old rusty cars and household appliances).