Our Favorite Videos of 2021
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Mountain bike videos seem to get better every year, a trend that continued in 2021 even as TikTok threatened the raison d’être of any “content” longer than a few seconds and with any more production value than the phone in your pocket. Somehow, as the world struggled for normalcy and craved distraction, the camera-carrying heroes of our little industry stepped up and delivered an incredible flow of films that entertained and inspired.
In no particular order, here are our favorite videos of 2021.
Outliers: Sage Kotsenburg
A celebration of progression, fandom and the joy of two wheels with snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg.
A masterfully-shot ode to home, friends, bikes, bears and cinema.
Dillon Butcher on Vancouver Island
Style speaks louder than words.
Continuum – Brett Rheeder
Like one shot, but better because there are eight shots?
Why I Ride
A beautifully self-shot exploration of purpose (and the Alps) with Louis Citadelle.
Inbound – Brendan Howey X Rupert Walker
Two of BC’s best.
Colors of Mexico – Kilian Bron
Another delightful installment of two-wheeled tourism from Kilian Bron.
Brage Vestavik’s Saga | The X Games RealMTB Extended Cut
REALM with Brandon Semenuk
This list wouldn’t be complete without a Semenuk entry, and REALM was a classic release from the GOAT.
Svovoda ft. Alex Volokhov
Deep, dark, dank and dope from Volokhov and Liam Mullany.
“Rotation” feat. Matt MacDuff
Brilliance from the brains of MacDuff and Brody Jones.
Behind the Screen: Feat. Vero Sandler
A deeper look into the creative character that helped lead a banner year for women’s freeride.
R-Dog X Beacon Hill, WA
Simply fun from one of the best riders to watch.
Blueprint feat. Mark Matthews
A finely-crafted look at the process behind a finely-crafted trail.
Dark, hard-hitting wow.
Long Way Gone
Something different, dripping with place and feeling.
Lead by Generations | Trail Tales
Our sport may be young, but our bikes trace a much longer shadow of human history.
Gracey Hemstreet – Winter Flow at Coast Gravity Park
A name to remember. Plus Mind Spark Cinema.
Brook Macdonald | The Road Back
Brook’s comeback is a simply incredible story.
A Dogs Tale
There is no joy like that of a trail dog. If you want to smile, click play.
Kriss Kyle – Out of Season
So creative, committed and cool. BMXers seem to have a knack for doing or sport best…
Girls Gotta Eat Dirt
We’re eagerly awaiting our invite to join this crew.
CANVAS – Bas Van Steenbergen
Bas with his own very unique take on a classic zone.
Hidden Claim feat. Sam Blenkinsop
Blenki gets out there to find us the nugs.
Rails to Trails
Soil Searching: Kamloops
An entertaining and enlightening look at some of the hands behind Kamloops’ classic lines.
TIMELESS with Aaron Gwin, Ep. 4
Because what would this list be without some racing, and some Clay Porter. Honest documentary from two of the best at what they do.
There you have it, our favorite videos of 2021. Thanks for watching and riding along with us this year.