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Noun, Verb

Small hills or ramps that cyclists ride over

Example usage: I love hitting jumps on my mountain bike.

Most used in: Mountain biking and BMX riding.

Most used by: Mountain bikers, BMX riders, and downhill cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Intervals, Sprints, Attacks, Bursts,


What are Cycling Jumps?

Cycling jumps are jumps that are performed on a bicycle. They are performed by cyclists who are either trying to achieve a certain level of airtime or who are trying to complete a series of tricks. Cycling jumps can be performed on any type of bicycle, from mountain bikes to BMX bikes.

Jumps can involve a variety of techniques, such as bunny hops, wheelies, and nose wheelies. They can also be performed on different types of terrain, such as dirt, gravel, and asphalt. Some cyclists even attempt to do jumps over obstacles, such as ramps, logs, and gaps.

Cycling jumps can be dangerous and should only be attempted by experienced riders. According to a survey conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 3,000 bicycle-related fatalities in the United States in 2017. Safety gear such as helmets and pads should be worn when attempting jumps.

Cycling jumps are a popular form of entertainment for many cyclists. They provide an exciting and thrilling way to show off their skills and can help to improve a rider's overall cycling abilities.

The Origin of the Term 'Jumps' in Cycling

The term 'jumps' is commonly used in the sport of cycling to refer to a series of hills or ramps that a rider must traverse. In the early days of the sport, these hills were referred to as 'hurdles,' a term that is still used in some countries today. However, the term 'jumps' was first used in the late 19th century in England and quickly spread throughout Europe.

The term 'jumps' was first used to refer to the hills or ramps that cyclists had to climb. The English newspaper The Times first used the term in a cycling race report in 1887. Shortly after, the term 'jumps' was used in cycling races across Europe and eventually the world. Today, the term is used in all forms of cycling, from mountain biking to road racing.

The term 'jumps' is now an integral part of the sport of cycling, and it has been used for more than 130 years. It is a testament to the long and rich history of the sport, and it is a reminder of how far the sport has come.

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