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A Mountain Biking Option

The Cycling merit badge has always been great for those who enjoy biking long distances on paved roads or sidewalks.

If you prefer to do your biking over rugged, hilly terrain, there’s something in the Cycling badge for you, too.

Updated requirements to the Cycling badge will allow Scouts to choose either road cycling or mountain biking.

The mountain biking option will be included in new pamphlets either later this year or earlier next year. Those who start the merit badge with the current pamphlet can finish with the new requirements once they’re available.

For more on the mountain biking option, check out our sister blog at Scouting magazine.

5 Comments on A Mountain Biking Option

  1. goku and me // May 14, 2014 at 6:40 pm // Reply

    what are the requirements?

  2. Scoutmaster 474 // November 27, 2012 at 10:23 am // Reply

    The updated Cycling Merit Badge requirements cannot be published too soon. We are ready and stoked — particularly if there’s a “dirt version” of the high mileage (50) ride in the road version of the merit badge. Our guys have done almost every ride in the MB on dirt, so far. 50 mi is immense on trails, however, leaving us with only road — right now.

  3. C’mon now, let’s have it! My boys are chompin at the bit…

  4. at least in ohio there is alot of trails and 2 freeride parks

  5. to bad they are not making this in Maryland 🙁

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