Trail rides plus trail dogs. For dog lovers, is there anything better? There have been a number of video edits paying homage to different canine trail heroes, but Shimano’s latest clip is dedicated to all the trail dogs out there.

Watch the clip, get inspired, saddle up, grab your pup and head out for a ride (to a trail without a leash law, of course)!

From Shimano:

It all starts with the trail. The crunch of the dirt, the smell of a dewy morning ride, or the feeling of brushing away pebbles with a perfectly timed belly scrub. These are the happy memories of a trail dog’s life well lived.

Raven is a 13-year-old retired trail dog from Squamish, British Columbia who’s spent countless days frolicking on loamy singletrack beneath towering spruces. Old age has slowed her down, and now Raven happily lies in the driveway, watching dog after dog, and their human, head for the hills.

Celebrating the joys of mountain biking through the eyes of the trail dog, Raven takes us from her driveway memories in BC to the high deserts of Utah, to freshly cut South African trails and back again. We meet some of the feistiest, four-legged trail personalities along the way, who all enjoy the mountain bike world in their own way, just like us humans do, whether it’s hitting jump lines, lapping through the loam, or setting out to build new trail.

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3 comments

  1. BrunoB on

    Love this video. I have 2 trail dogs (2 bordercollies). Every week we ride in the Alps near Grenoble. They love riding & riding. In the DH, I don’t try to go faster than my 2, otherwise they will try to compete and get hurt in the stones.

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