How to Bunny Hop Mountain Bike

The bunny hop is a manoeuvre in which the rider lifts his or her bike over an obstacle while the bike is still moving.  It can be performed by skilled cyclists who have raised their cycles at least one metre, or little less than three feet, in height. The world record for this accomplishment is 4 feet and 7 inches.

The bunny hop is most effective when approaching obstacles at a high rate of speed and ascending steep slopes without pedalling all the way to the summit. If you’re already travelling at a fast enough pace before hitting these sorts of slopes, you won’t feel any pressure on your legs since gravity will handle the most (if not all) of the work for you.

A mountain biker’s ability to bunny hop is a crucial talent to have. It’s a common misunderstanding that this manoeuvre can be performed without the use of toe clips, but it requires a lot of coordination to pull it off while standing next to your bike with just one foot on the ground in order to be successful.

Lifting up and pushing back on both handlebars at the same time is the first step in the bunny hop, which must be done while keeping balanced so that you don’t tumble over forwards or backwards while experimenting with different techniques of escaping gravity’s grip.

As soon as traction between the rear wheel and the ground is lost, twist the throttle until the feet are raised off the ground; pedal legs at the same time as the arms rotate through the technique before leg impact absorbs shock by pushing down, then absorbs all momentum by bending knees forward after hopping.

It is not as simple as it appears to get the bunny jump to the ground. This may be a difficult skill to learn for some riders, and inexperienced riders should take their time practising before attempting it on larger obstacles that could be hazardous if performed incorrectly.