Cycling skills | How to Bunny Hop on Any Bike
The bunny hop involves lifting your front wheel, immediately followed by grabbing the rear wheel behind you as you jump over an obstacle. This move isn’t just a cool trick to show off to your friends, it’s a handy tool for all kinds of outings. Whether you’re jumping over a log on a hike or clearing an unexpected pothole in the road, the bunny hop can take your ride to another level.
It can be daunting at first, but in this video we break down the skill and give you tips to get you jumping in no time. Once you’ve dialed in your skills, it’s time to take them to the real world. Jump some logs, style it with a little nose bonk, jump that rock, jump the barriers – the opportunities are endless.
– Start by feeling comfortable lifting your front wheel above a line on the ground.
-Use a small obstacle that you can knock over if you make a mistake.
-Remember not to brake to avoid getting stuck in the event of an accident.
-Film yourself trying and compare it to someone successfully jumping something.
-Start with flat pedals. This will promote proper form and allow for easier bails if needed.
Celebrate Bike to Play week with the bike! Between Monday, June 27 and Sunday, July 3, we encourage you to get off your usual routes and make your rides more fun this week. Whether it’s a big adventure, or a day of small pleasures. Alone, with family, with friends, a dog, just you and your friends on social networks… the possibilities are endless and only depend on you.
Don’t forget to document your ride and share it with us using the hashtag #BIBiketoPlay.
Trevor Raab is the staff photographer at The runner’s world and Ride a bike, a CAT 1 cyclo-cross racer and, occasionally, a product reviewer for the test team. He fits the typical “how I got started biking” story: His dad introduced him to mountain biking as a kid, then he skateboarded in high school, and since 2011 he’s been riding. on every type of bike they can find.