As we know, cycling is a sport that encompasses various modes and trends. Every kind of cycling stands out for one thing in particular, and each of them has its advantages and benefits for those who practice it. Additionally, each of the modalities of cycling is governed by its specific basic rules, both inside and outside the asphalt. Each competition has its history, its own rules, and its evidence with its corresponding in stages. Although each type of cycling indeed has its classification:
There are people around the world who love bicycles, and for them, this sport has a great diversity of ways to practice, attending, and offering different ways for different preferences. Cycling can be an excellent activity for both competition and recreation. Competition cycling is a sport in which different types of bikes can be used depending on the kind of cycling that is being practiced. These modalities in which different types of bicycles are used are road biking, track biking, mountain biking, trail biking, Cross biking, and Motocross biking.
It is ridden on asphalt roads tests such as the following: standard tests – which are one-day tests; stage tests – which consist of culminating in the shortest time possible, closed-circuit tests, individual and team time trials and the counter-clock climbs.
This type is made in velodromes (artificial runway spaces) with bicycles designed for that type of floor. The different tests that can be carried out in this modality are the following: individual and team speed, time trial, individual and team pursuit.
In addition to the road biking, mentioned above, there is mountain biking that takes place in mountainous places including streams, sandy, stony tracks, with holes, branches, slopes, etc. They are classified in Cross Country, free descent, marathon, slalom, jumps, and ascents. That is why for road biking we need bikes called BTT (all-terrain bikes).
This modality exists since the 20th century and develops in asphalt roads and meadows with obstacles either of the same nature or placed by someone. The rider even has to get off the bike to be able to overcome these obstacles.
This modality exists since the derivation of the Moto trial. Whoever drives the bike must overcome all obstacles (barrels, rocks, vehicles, etc.) with the minimum support of the feet on the ground.
It consists of three types of categories that vary in the inches of the wheels. There are those of 20, 24 and 26 inches, the one of 20” which is the primary measure of this sport discipline, the one of 24” which is an accepted and improved average category of the original version and the one of 26” which is the big category. The difference from this bike to the original 20” bike is that it allows overcoming larger obstacles due to the size of the wheel.
It has two BMX Race and freestyle modes. The first is developed with circuits with obstacles and the second is to perform tricks with the bike; both when riding on ramps and streets.