2020 55¢ Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Mountain Biking
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: June 13, 2020
First Day City: Incline Village, NV
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 35,000,000
Most outdoor activities are performed to relax and get some exercise. However, some require a bit more skill and are designed with thrill seekers in mind. Mountain biking is one such activity.
Mountain biking can range from cross-country, trail-riding, all-mountain, downhill, freeride, and dirt-jumping styles. Whichever style riders choose, each demands a high level of physical fitness and bike-handling skills. Often times, mountain bikers ride in remote areas. So, it’s also important for them to know how to repair their bikes and treat many different injuries.
Since mountain biking has become more popular in recent years, many tourist destinations have added attractions for riders. For example, a number of ski resorts now have cleared special trails for bikers to ride down the mountain. These trails may have jumps, sharp turns, steep descents, heavily wooded sections, and more. Some ski resorts even have mountain bikes available for rental and trails for people trying the sport for the first time. Best of all, the ski lifts can be used to easily transport both riders and their mountain bikes up the slopes.
If you’re looking for an exciting new outdoor activity, mountain biking might be just the thing!