Mountain biking with your dog is at least as risky.

If you’ve got a new puppy in your house who’d love to ride, be careful with the amount and intensity. No dog before a year of age should run continuously for too long, or do it too often—your vet can give you some guidelines for your particular type of dog. Too much high-impact exercise can interfere with normal joint development. I took Ivan out with a bike at nine weeks old, but only rode for about 50 yards total; over the course of his first year I gradually increased the amount, but never made him run at full speed for more than 100-200 yards.

I might just have a solution for you. Mountain Biking… with your dog!!

Downhill mountain biking, chasing Amber the Downhill Dog at The Lookout (Swinley Forest) with Amber the Downhill Dog. Filmed using my GoPro on a chest mount. Here's the latest video featuring Amber, filmed August 2014:

Amber is a Hungarian Vizsla, she loves to chase James on his downhill mountain bike. She knows the trails so well, she'll take short cuts and will always want to win the race!! Want to see Amber chasing? This video contains footage showing Amber in pursuit mode! :

This is a video of me riding my Transition Double, chasing Amber the Downhill Dog (an Hungarian Vizsla) down the Babymaker trail at Swinley Forest (The Lookout) at Bracknell. She's on fire, super fast, even if she is taking a few short cuts! She normally runs behind but this was shooting a video for some people so she was allow to lead!! Filmed with GoPro. She loves heading out on the trails for some Downhill Mountain Biking!

Quality should be better but uploading to YouTube has destroyed it... oh well, will try and fix and upload another one soon!

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Mountain Biking around Sedona, Arizona with a few locals and their dogs. AMBER THE DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE DOG - Running Flat out featuring new AmberCam - Filmed using GoPro Hero 3+.

Capturing Amber at full speed running with downhill mountain bikes to give an idea of how determined she is to prove her crazy top speed! Hope you enjoy!!

Please check out our latest video of Amber on the mountain bike trails called "Chain Rider":

Downhill mountain biking, chasing Amber at The Lookout (Swinley Forest) with Amber the Downhill Dog, watch as Amber chases mtb rider James down the freeride mtb trails. Filmed using GoPro on a chest mount. You may also enjoy this video of Amber:


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mountain biking with dogs | The Bicycle Story

Well, I guess I am. Over the years, Ruff Wear has produced spectacular imagery of people mountain biking with their dogs. Typically the dogs in these images are ripped German Shorthair Pointers, Weimaraners…real athletes! These are the types of dogs seen on the trails around Bend. But there is a new doggie on the trail: “aka Phyllis Diller”!

Ergo, mountain biking with dogs must be doubly awesome