The inaugural International Day of Dirt has been an insta-hit, with thousands of riders around the world taking part and uploading their experiences to social media.
Organised by Chain Reaction Cycles, the event was unprecedented for cycling, bringing mountain bikers across the globe together for a day of skills, speed, and socialising. Take a look at the full edit here:
The event on Saturday 21 April began in Australia, where cycling enthusiasts at the Kalamunda Mountain Bike Trail in Perth dirt-jumped at the chance to ride with Enduro World Series champion Sam Hill, enjoying free shuttle-lifts and, of course, a barbecue.
Above: Sam gets a picture taken with some riders at Kalamunda.
Kalamunda was just one over 100,000 participating trails in 95 countries, and was one of three feature locations that included Revolution Bike Park in North Wales and the Sea Otter Classic in California USA.
The Welsh feature location was the next to start, where pro riders including Elliott Heap and Kelan Grant offered tips and dropped jaws with an insane display of skill.
On offer was a range of free kit, including goggles, helmets, and nutrition, while a pro-mechanic was also on hand to tune the steeds of riders that turned up on the day and offer top-level advice on maintenance.
At the Sea Otter Classic in California’s seaside destination of Monterey, Chain Reaction Cycles’ Skills Zone was in operation, demoing the latest Vitus and Nukeproof bikes and offering the chance to win spot prizes.
Still chance to win a Nukeproof Mega!
Over 1,500 Instagram uploads have so far been made from trails across the globe, while hundreds more have been uploaded through Facebook and Twitter all tagged with either #DayofDirt, #RideRepeat, or #ChainReactionCycles.
And there’s good reason to keep uploading your videos and pics until the closing date of 30th April as Team Chain Reaction Cycles Mavic prepare to choose their favourite entry who’ll win a Nukeproof Mega 275 Comp Bike, armed with a Shimano SLX 11-speed groupset, RockShox suspension, Nukeproof Neutron Wheelset, and Maxxis High Roller tyres.
So until the promotion closes, here’s a few of our highlights from an amazing weekend of global mountain biking action!
Amateur photographer Piotr Siwecki captured this glorious pic of a trail begging to be torn-up from his International Day of Dirt experience.
What a difference a suspension tune-up and new tyres can make! Great comparison vid from miniator during his IDD riding.
Woah! Dh Logan gets it and wrecks it in this video – careful there buddy!
Ritabrata Patra sent us this message from Kolkata as he and his friends got into the IDD spirit among the Bengal plains.
Self-described ‘amateur’ rider Matt Ancia doesn’t look particularly amateur as he as he punches the thrusters on this jump.
No fears given by this absolute weapon of a kid rider giving it the full send at Sea Otter.
Nice technical skills on display from Danny Moore here, flowing through the switchbacks like double cream down a u-bend.
Loving the Blair Witch Project ending of this vid from LPW MTB.
Great riding from jussa_buss, but dude, how long are your arms?
Some nice editing from Nathan here, switching camera angles and adding a slo-mo scene.
Nice compilation here from Arran. Great control on the landing for such a young rider.