The Cycling merit badge has always been great for those who enjoy biking long distances on paved roads or sidewalks.
If you prefer to do your biking over rugged, hilly terrain, there’s something in the Cycling badge for you, too.
Updated requirements to the Cycling badge will allow Scouts to choose either road cycling or mountain biking.
The mountain biking option will be included in new pamphlets either later this year or earlier next year. Those who start the merit badge with the current pamphlet can finish with the new requirements once they’re available.