Mountain Biking Activity Badge

To achieve the Mountain Biking Activity Badge you need to chose between Option 1 or Option 2. Once selected, you should complete the activities in the selected pathway. You should spend between six and twelve months working towards this badge.

Option 1

  1. Regularly participate in a mountain biking discipline such as downhill, dirt-jump, four cross, or another mountain bike sport as agreed with your Explorer Scout Leader and show an improvement over time
  2. Talk to a group of young people about the skills and techniques of your chosen discipline
  3. Talk to appropriate adult about the safety rules of mountain biking and how to use the skills you have learned responsibility
  4. Take part in at least two competitve events or demonstrations, talk about your performance, and ways that you could have improved

Option 2

  1. Show that you understand the Mountain Bike Code of Conduct
  2. Show that  you are able to control your bike over different types of terrain
  3. Explain what to do in the case of an accident such as basic knowledge of First Aid including the treatment of hypothermia
  4. read a map and oriente it using map features or a compass
  5. Give reasonable estimates of times of transit over distances in different terrain
  6. Plan and carry out a two-day ride with at least four hours of riding on each day with at least 75% of the ride off-road and 50% of it on unsurfaced roads
  7. Be able to perform emergency repairs in the field as listed for a T1 Mountain Bike permit

For Option 2, you do not need to follow expedition conditions. You only need to carry emergency equipment and you do not need to camp under canvas for the night of the two-day expedition. You will, however, need an Event Password or be accompanied by a leader with a Nights Away Permit (see the Camping Activity Badge).


Where applicable, badge requirements may be adapted or altered according to the abilities of a young person. Scout Association rules for adjustment can be found in the Policy and Approach article at the Scout Association website.