GORHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Mountain biking is a fast growing sport because it has so much to offer. Riders of all ability levels can get a great cardio workout without the pounding on the joints that’s caused by running.

Each Wednesday night a group leaves from Gorham Bike and Ski in Portland. It doesn’t take them long to find the rural routes they need.

“In the springtime we get really busy,” says shop owner Jamie Wright. “People have just been waiting all winter to get out and ride.”

People can be outfitted with a mountain bike for between $450 and $4500 plus, plus plus.

It’s great fun for people of all ages and all abilities.