Mountain bikers film epic run-in with charging bear

bear chases bikers in slovakia

Updated August 20, 2018

A couple of mountain bikers had the ride of their lives.

Dušan Vinžík uploaded the video to YouTube, and was #1 on the trending page. In the dramatic video, Vinžík captures the bear on camera as it chases his friend on a bike path in Slovakia. After shouting at the animal, it eventually takes off in the opposite direction, leaving the pair unharmed.

Just like in a similar chase in Jasper, they acted correctly to dispel the bear by shouting. While many people have questioned why the two stopped so close to the encounter, the cyclists were apparently heading for a right turn that may have led them to intersect with the bear.

As if mountain biking wasn’t extreme enough!