Mountain Bike To Enlightenment

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      Hello. This is my first post. I am a 40-year-old man. I have been riding casually for a little over a year in the Tampa, FL area. I was wondering if anyone has heard of a mountain biking trip that also has an element of self-reflection or a retreat, spiritual or not. I would go by myself, but to go off in the woods alone can be dangerous if you wipe out (which I do frequently), so a guided weekend/overnight would be safer. Any suggestions?

      I am not too heavy into new age stuff, but I recognize the value of stepping away from life for a bit and I just think that mountain biking can be a great tool for focused energy and a compliment to reflection.

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      I can’t say I have heard of any organized group mtb trips that focus on self-reflection and spirituality, but I most whole heartedly agree with you that epic mountain biking rides into the backcountry are more than just exercise for me, but can serve as a cleansing of the mind and soul. Granted, I feel similarly about backcountry skiing, rafting, or other pursuits that take you away from civilization. But mountain biking might be the most accessible means to leave the world behind and get in touch with the earth and yourself at a more primordial level.

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