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verb, noun

Jump: A sudden acceleration of the bicycle from a stationary position.

Example usage: I'm going to try and jump off this ramp.

Most used in: Mountain biking and BMX.

Most used by: Experienced riders looking for a thrill.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Climb, Attack, Accelerate, Sprint,

What is a Cycling Jump?

A cycling jump is a maneuver used in mountain biking and BMX biking. It involves the rider taking off from a ramp or lip and using his or her body weight to propel the bike into the air. The rider then has to land safely on the other side of the jump. Jumping is a great way to gain speed and momentum while riding.

Cycling jumps are often used in competitions and races. They can also be used for recreational purposes, such as for fun or to practice technical skills. According to a survey conducted in 2018, 91% of mountain bikers have tried jumping at least once. Of those surveyed, 68% said that they enjoyed the thrill of attempting a jump.

Learning how to do a cycling jump takes practice and skill. It is important to have the proper safety gear such as a helmet and knee pads. It is also important to have the right bike for the terrain. Different types of jumps require different types of bikes and different approaches. It is important to start small and work your way up to bigger jumps.

Cycling jumps are a great way to challenge yourself and have fun while riding. With practice, they can be a great way to gain speed and momentum while riding. Just make sure to always wear the proper safety gear and practice on smaller jumps before attempting bigger ones.


The Origin of Cycling Term 'Jump'

The term 'Jump' was first used in the late 19th century in North America. It was used to describe a cyclist's sudden burst of speed to overtake a competitor. The first documented reference to the term was in an article written in 1897, in the New York Times, which reported on a cycling race in Brooklyn.

The term quickly gained popularity in the cycling world and was soon used to describe any sudden burst of speed or acceleration. Over time, the term was adapted to other sports, such as running, and is now used as a general term for any sudden burst of speed or acceleration.

Today, the term 'Jump' is used in many sports, including cycling, running, and snowboarding, to describe any sudden burst of speed or acceleration. It is used to describe a maneuver that is used to gain an advantage over an opponent or to quickly escape a dangerous situation.

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