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How can I avoid heat exhaustion when mountain biking?

It is possible to get heat exhaustion when mountain biking. You should make sure that you drink plenty of fluids before biking and that you take enough water with you. Depending on your geographical location, you should also check the temperature of the area you will bike. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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