If you're a mountain biker, the winter months can be a dark time. The arrival of spring means warmer weather, dry trails, and enough light for post-work rides, which means it's time to get back on the bike. To help get your MTB stoke level back where it belongs, we collected five mountain biking videos that are sure to inspire some shredding:
Riding Cathedral Rock in Sedona
Sedona, Arizona, is known for some seriously technical mountain bike trails like Highline, Hangover, and White Line. There are also a few hiking trails that most people consider unrideable, like Cathedral Rock trail. Watch as rider Simon Bosman proves them wrong.
Yeti Cycles Rides the Southwest
In Southwest. Proven Here., the latest film from Yeti Cycles and Craig Grant, riders Joey Schusler and Michael Larsen check out from the daily grind and disappear into the landscapes that epitomize the region and the spirit of mountain biking. From balancing on the Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab to navigating between the giant sandstone formations of Sedona, you'll get the thirst that draws mountain bikers to the deserts of the Southwest.
North Shore Riding at Its Best
Hikers and mountain bikers don't always see eye-to-eye on the trails (check out our Proper Mountain Biking Trail Etiquette here), but one thing they can certainly agree on is that trail use is a privilege, and the people who work to build and maintain the trails deserve universal kudos. Wildland Media produced this video, featuring local ripper Bart Moore, as a way to say thanks to the North Shore Mountain Bike Association for preserving the trails in the North Shore mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
'DreamRide': Mountain Biking Across the American West
To celebrate the release of Diamondback's Level Link suspension platform, pro mountain biker Mike Hopkins and his team set out on trails across the American West with a simple goal: film the most beautiful locations in the best light possible, and create the sense of an endless ride. DreamRide, from Juicy Studios, is the result of three weeks of shooting Hopkins in Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington.
No One Will Ever Make a Better MTB Video than This
To celebrate the release of unReal on iTunes, Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films released one of the most acclaimed segments from the film. Widely recognized as the best slopestyle mountain biker in the world, Brandon Semenuk has become the first mountain biker to film a full segment in a single continuous shot.