What It's Like to Mountain Bike Through One of Mexico's Most Treacherous Cities

By Andrew Liszewski on at

You might have to dodge the occasional pedestrian or taxi driver who didn’t notice you next to their car. But even if you commute to work by bike in a big city, your ride will never be as thrilling as downhill urban mountain bike racing appears to be.

Instead of careening down a mountain where they’re dodging branches, roots, and trees, riders tackling the 2016 urban downhill mountain bike track in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, have to navigate narrow alleyways, stairs, and fans screaming in their face at every corner. Your commute might not be as exciting, but it suddenly seems a whole lot safer. [YouTube]