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Biking

Skidsville

Skidsville

It’s the perfect time of year to take a roll down memory lane and remember why you love shredding so much with this cinematic video from Diamondback Bicycles. It absolutely reminds us why bikes are awesome. (Thanks Scotty!)

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

An upcoming game for PC and Mac which sends players on a ride down the side of a mountain on their bicycle. The game will offer open level designs which allow you to take whatever path you want all the way from the top of the mountain to the bottom. Follow it on Steam.

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Mountain Bearking

Mountain Bearking

Riding your bike on a downhill mountain path is dangerous enough all on its own – hence the helmets and pads these guys are wearing. But this ride down a course in Slovakia provided an added source of peril – a bear. Thankfully, the killer animal gave up the chase rather quickly.

Mountain Bike Portals

Mountain Bike Portals

We’ve always wanted a real-life version of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, so we could quickly dart from location to location. Red Bull envisions what downhill mountain biking might be like if extreme sports junkies had a portal gun in their bag of tricks.

Biking Down a Volcano

Biking Down a Volcano

Downhill mountain biker Stevie Smith recently took on one of the more awe-inspiring locations we’ve seen – riding along the edge and side of Japan’s Miyake-jima volcano, which last erupted back in 2000. Check out the behind-the-scenes photos over at Red Bull.

One-Shot Bike Line

One-Shot Bike Line

A wonderful segment from unReal as freestyle mountain biker Brandon Semenuk makes his way through a hilly course. Beyond Brandon’s skills, the one-take, gyro-stabilized cinematography is truly impressive. (Thanks Scotty!)

Pearl Izumi Select LTD Bike Jersey

Pearl Izumi Select LTD Bike Jersey

Biker dads will appreciate the comfort and sweet graphics on these Pearl Izumi jerseys. Offered in a variety of designs, they’re semi-fitted with roomy rear pockets and superior fabric wicking abilities, so you can look and feel cool all day.

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

World’s Fastest Mountain Biker

Donning a special suit, and battling fierce winds, 54 year-old stuntman Eric Barone broke his 2000 downhill mountain bike speed record by riding his bike down a mountain in the French Alps, hitting an blistering top speed of 138.75mph.

Beat Down

Beat Down

(NSFW) Two bikers get in a no-holds-barred race down the hills of Moab, Utah. No rules, no roads, no fear. A hell of a stunt film from Camp 4 Collective.  The song is Behind the Crooked Cross by Slayer.

MacAskill at the Playboy Mansion

MacAskill at the Playboy Mansion

Red Bull and Danny MacAskill dropped by the land of sexy bunnies for a brief romp. The trials cyclist admitted that he was distracted by the mansion’s residents. Check out more about the trip on Red Bull’s website.

Danny MacAskill: Epecuén

Danny MacAskill: Epecuén

Danny MacAskill makes a triumphant return to form in this short film in which he performs mindblowing bike tricks among the ruins of a once-bustling town destroyed by flooding almost 30 years ago. Filmed by Dave Sowerby.

Full BMX Dirt Loop

Full BMX Dirt Loop

We’ve seen cars, skateboards and other vehicles attempt 360-degree loops with varying degrees of success. Here, BMXer Mike “Hucker” Clark takes on a loop made from wood and dirt, and makes it look easy. POV footage here.

Red Bull Foxhunt

Red Bull Foxhunt

(NSFW: Lyrics) 400 mountain-biking “hounds” are chased down – and systematically passed – by World Cup Downhill champ Gee Atherton in a scene that looks like Braveheart. They may take our bikes but they will never take our freedom!

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Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2013

Red Bull Dolomitenmann 2013

Red Bull calls this multi-discipline relay “the toughest team race in the world.” It includes running up mountains, paragliding, canoeing, and mountain biking. The voices are Dutch, but exhaustion is a universal language.

Imaginate: GoPro POV

Imaginate: GoPro POV

Although the stunts are from his Imaginate video series, it’s still fun to see Danny MacAskill as he plays on giant toys from his childhood from a new perspective. This POV footage was shot 100% on GoPro’s HD HERO3 camera.

Humans Are Awesome

Humans Are Awesome

This compilation video (a GoPro camera tribute) is filled with excellent viewpoints from a variety of sports, which always manage to inspire us, as we sit inside, with the A/C on, typing this.

How to Rack Your Bike

How to Rack Your Bike

Getting your bike onto a roof rack can be a pain, but pro cyclist Peter Sagan has a method which works like a charm, and doesn’t require lifting the bike over his head to do it. Though we’re not sure it’s good for his car’s paintjob.

MacAskill’s Imaginate: Riding

MacAskill’s Imaginate: Riding

With most of the series focused on the trial rider’s personal trials and tribulations, this clip puts Danny back on his bike, conquering a set of ridiculously oversize props like a kid in a toy store. The ball bounces are classic.

MacAskill’s Imaginate

MacAskill’s Imaginate

We’ve always admired Danny MacAskill’s talents on his bike; in the first of this six-part series we get to know the man behind the bike, working through concerns and options for his injuries, and reflecting on his career.

The Invisible Bike Helmet

The Invisible Bike Helmet

Many people avoid wearing bike helmets because of their bulk and lack of comfort, but design students Anna and Terese came up with a safety concept that’s like not wearing a helmet at all.

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Glacier Downhill Bike Ride

Glacier Downhill Bike Ride

Take a fun and exhilarating ride down the snow-covered Allalin Glacier with Andreas Tschanz and 138 other bikers, as he hits almost 80mph, all captured from the viewpoint of his helmetcam.

Biking Down Stairs

Biking Down Stairs

Fasten your seats, it’s going to be a bumpy ride, as Marcelo Gutierrez takes his bike down the ridiculously rough downhill ride, including countless stairs and cobblestones in Monserrate, Bogotá.

Freeride Double Backflip

Freeride Double Backflip

Freeride mountain biker Paul Basagoitia takes a beating numerous times but ultimately sticks the finish in his quest to conquer a natural terrain double backflip in the mountains of Southern Utah.

Magnetic Bike Lights

Magnetic Bike Lights

Copenhagen Parts’ bike lights automatically light up as soon as you stick em on your (steel framed) bike and turn off when you take them off. They come in aluminum or silicone rubber cases.

Bike Repair Vending Machine

Bike Repair Vending Machine

Bike Fixtation’s vending machine sells not just snacks but tools and materials for repairing bikes as well, such as inner tubes and patch kits. Sold as is or as part of a self-service kiosk.

Black Bike

Black Bike

Watch in awe as Australian street trial rider Andrew Dickey shows off his jumping and balancing skills, planting his black bike’s tires on the most precarious of surfaces.

Fiery Bike Jump

Fiery Bike Jump

A picture speaks 1000 words as this guy jumps his mountain bike over a guys spitting fire at him. We’re not certain how this stunt turned out in the end, but needless to say, don’t try it yourself.

Bumpy Bike Ride

Bumpy Bike Ride

Biker Alejandro Paz takes us on a thrilling ride down the side of a Peruvian mountain, combining death-defying speed with a path strewn more than its share of rocks, bumps and obstacles.

Magnic Bike Light

Magnic Bike Light

Using magnetic eddy currents between itself and a metal wheel rim, this bike gadget produces light without batteries, and without touching the wheel at all. Available in headlight and brake light models.

Osprey Escapist 30 Backpack

Osprey Escapist 30 Backpack

A smart backpack for serious outdoor types. Sports thoughtful touches including hydration pack storage, a helmet clip, integrated rain cover, and harness pockets you can access while biking.

The Man Who Lived on His Bike

The Man Who Lived on His Bike

Director Guillaume Blanchet’s ode to biking and to bikers, especially his dad. A highly enjoyable visual metaphor about passion and dedication. But don’t try this at home. Or on the road.

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