Starting from scratch, I picked up 1,000 YouTube subscribers in 100 days by consistently making quality videos with personality for a massive niche with little competition.
I’m a big fan of Honey Stinger waffles, but I’ve been gluten-free for a year and made the switch over to the Pink Lemonade Honey Stinger chews for my mountain bike trail food. Now that they’ve got gluten-free waffles I wanted to do a taste test and see if they’re just as good as the old ones.
Most of the mountain biking world on YouTube is filled with anonymous and shaky GoPro footage or unrealistic and overproduced downhill videos.
I think the best mountain bike channels on YouTube are from real people that you can connect with. Here are my favorites:
Flow Mountain Bike
This bloke from the UK shares great trail videos and throws in some logistics for good measure. I love stoke videos as much as the next guy, but I really love videos that actually show you where the trail is.
YouTube – Facebook
Great channel that shows real world trails being ridden by real dudes. He gives info on each trail and usually has GoPros on multiple people.
Phil Kmetz MTB
Radde faehrt Radd
I think the name of the guy who runs the channel is Radde, so the channel name means “Radde rides rad”. I think! All of his videos are in German (I think) but he supplied subtitles for us dumb English speakers. It’s fun to watch him ride and he has good commentary.
YouTube – Instagram
Seth’s Bike Hacks
Last but not least, it’s Seth’s Bike Hacks. He’s probably the #1 normal dude that does bike videos on YouTube. I say normal dude because there are bike companies that have more subscribers, but his 50k+ are king among mere mortals.
Went scouting for shots around Glen Cove in Vallejo and then rode over to Benicia State Park. It was crazy windy and the DJI Phantom 4 put up a good struggle against it until I tried a stupid shot and crashed into my bike.
Decent singletrack riding in Benicia State Park but it’s just so small that you’d have to do 10 loops to get a good ride in. In a future ride guide I’ll loop this area in with my other local spot, Benicia Territory.
I’ve been reading on MTBR about the damage from the cows in the Crockett Hills, specifically the Soaring Eagle trail, so I went for a ride recently to check it out.
The damage is not as bad as I thought it would be. The trail WAS amazing and damn smooth before. Now it’s chopped up and rough. But it’s not unrideable. I think the cows will help pummel the trail back into shape now that it’s not so wet. It will also help if we get out and ride it!