How to bunnyhop

Sam Pilgrim shows you how

The bunnyhop is a fundamental and extremely valuable skill for mountain bikers. During the trick, the rider uses a combination of their pulling power and shifting bodyweight to lift both wheels off the ground for some self-propelled airtime.

Whether you're jumping over a fallen branch or simply for the fun of it, the bunnyhop can be used to make you faster and get you out of sticky situations. Here, Bike Riders United's Sam Pilgrim guides you through what's required to get bouncing…

How to bunnyhop
Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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