First actual post here :) So a lot of people getting into the biking community have a hard time deciding between BMX and Mountain Biking. When it comes to BMX, the sport revolves a lot around technique and practice. To bust out the trick associated with BMX one must really strive to push through the pain of getting hurt and the cuts and bruises to really dial down some tricks. In the end a lot of pushing turns into some cool moves that can impress almost anyone.
Mountain Biking, although still requiring practice and hard work, is less about actual technique in doing tricks. A lot of Mountain Biking revolves around balance and endurance. Blazing through the woods, desert, or almost any other type of terrain on a mountain bike is a rush that won't be forgotten.
Either way, both sports are fun hobbies that can help keep you in shape.