Inspiration & Humour

Top 15 Accounts to Follow for Mountain Bikers

August 16, 2015

Let’s face it, as much as we’d all like to spend every wak­ing hour on our bikes, we all have to spend some time wait­ing in line, grab­bing a bite or sit­ting  on the crap­per. Might as well turn that into pro­duc­tive time, right? Hence the beau­ty of Insta­gram, where you can feed your two-wheeled addic­tion by scrolling through some of the world’s top moun­tain bik­ing images and creapi­ly pear into the lives of the sport’s biggest ath­letes from the palm of your hand.

With­out shame­less­ly plug­ging in our own account (OK, if you aren’t already, you should real­ly be fol­low­ing @sacredrides), here are the top 15 accounts that get us inspired to ride our bikes and dream­ing of our next adventure.


Puts Ansel Adams to shame

Sven Mar­tin
Killer shots  from  far-flung  reaches

The god­fa­ther of moun­tain bike photography

Dun­can Philpott
Pret­ty pic­tures of pret­ty bikes in pret­ty places

Scott Marke­witz
Seri­ous­ly, check out that #light­bro


Yeti-spon­sored rid­er and pro­fes­sion­al adventurer

Katie Hold­en
Pro down­hiller, LIV/giant ambas­sador and epic picture-taker

Brett Tip­pie
Orig­i­nal Fro-Rid­er and moun­tain bik­ing’s biggest, cra­zi­est  personality

Han­nah Barnes
Spe­cial­ized-spon­sored rac­er and badass bik­ing chick

Mark Matthes
Adven­ture trav­eller, thrill seek­er and all-round good dude.

Industry Folks

Bike Mag
The best moun­tain bike pub­li­ca­tion out there, deliv­er­ing the goods since ’94.

Pink Bike
The pre­mier place for moun­tain bik­ing news, updates and absolute silliness

For peo­ple who drool when they see things like this

Vital MTB
For the seri­ous moun­tain bike addict

Whistler Bike Park
The grandad­dy of all moun­tain bike parks