2019 Pinkbike Awards: Video of the Year Winners

Dec 26, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  
2019 Pinkbike Awards

Without mountain biking's rich visual culture, Pinkbike probably wouldn't be here. After all, we started out as a photo-sharing website for mountain bikers and, although we have now grown beyond that scope, videos and photos are still the backbone of how we share riding experiences. More simply, nothing gets us stoked to ride more than a good edit.

When we decided to award a Video of the Year again this year (it's been a long time), we knew there had to be a Readers' Choice as well. We wanted our choice to be our own rather than dictated by popularity, and as it turns out—you folks chose a different but equally worthy winner.

2019 Pinkbike Video of the Year Winner

Brandon Semenuk & R-Dog in 'Parallel'
Film by Revel Co / Rupert Walker

It's hard to imagine a video of the year winner without Semenuk being involved in it somehow but bringing R-Dog on board is just the icing on the cake. Picking up where Follow Me left off, Parallel takes two of the most talented riders in the world and pits them together, flying in close formation down a dream dual track. Before you even get into the shooting of this video the logistics alone are mind-boggling - building the tracks to ensure the riders will be close together, picking angles where the riders will hit their marks in sync and bringing it all together in one precise moment must have taken a herculean effort but the results are more than worth it. This is a truly stunning edit and the deserving winner of the Video of the Year award.

Pinkbike Video of the Year Reader's Choice

Fabio Wibmer in 'Urban Freeride Lives 3'
Film by Sick Cinema / Manuel Nguyen, Marius Prell, Hannes Berger

Vote totals:

1. Fabio Wibmer - Urban Freeride Lives 3 - 1755 votes
2. Brandon Semenuk & R-Dog - Parallel - 1443 votes
3. Danny MacAskill - Danny Daycare - 660 votes
4. Mike Hopkins - Siblings - 351 votes
5. DJ Brandt, Hugo Frixtalon & William Robert - Calm Before the Storm - 332 votes
6. Brett Rheeder - Return to Earth - 324 votes
7. Tom Van Steenbergen & Ethan Nell - Mesa - 312 votes
8. Amaury Pierron - Reunion Island - 252 votes
9. Thomas Vanderham, Remi Gauvin & Carson Storch - Oscillation - 243 votes
10. Reece Wallace - Flight Path - 188 votes


  • 56 5
 All great vids but Bryn Atkinson & Scott Secco got robbed!
  • 10 0
 Too right! And not even in the top ten!
  • 2 0
  • 26 2
 The stuff Wibmer does is crazy, but urban freeride 3 is quite repetitive. Not as creative as his stuff in the snow.
  • 4 0
 You clearly don’t spend enough time studying the intricacies and nuances ...the kaleidoscopic world of different flights of stairs. It’s a whole universe out there. Long flights... short flights... it’s INFINITE!
  • 2 0
 @rookie100: that's perfectly true but @blackapturphoto does make a very good point.
  • 21 1
 nailed it
  • 13 0
 For Sale: Specialized DH bike... Light use, one careful owner
  • 10 1
 Fabio Wibmer in 'Urban Freeride Lives 3' - This has to be some of the most amazing video footage period. Nothing was purpose built and it appears his wheels lived through the entire filming of this.
  • 1 0
 Just to play the obnoxious contrarian role... I'm pretty sure there was a kicker over a road gap at one point. Regardless, it was one of my all-time favorites.
  • 8 0
 Reece wallace in last?? this isn´t right
  • 18 1
 Not last, he had the tenth best video released this whole year!
  • 7 0
 Surprised flight path did so badly, I thought it was fckin amazing
  • 15 0
 You could also think of it in terms of being the tenth best video released this year!
  • 7 4
 Wibmer is not freeriding. This rather looks like roughly 100 attempts to end up in wheelchair or worse. He has become a stuntman. Parallel is awesome. Also great camera there.
  • 2 0
 Although parallel was a fairly short video, the choreography was amazing. I am mesmerized every time I watch it, especially at that part when the drones camera spins around after passing them
  • 2 0
 Not enough credit goes to the creators of these videos. The riding is top notch which is what you’d expect if pro riders but it’s the people behind the lens that make it good.
  • 5 0
 Parallel was steezy af
  • 2 0
 #s 3 and 4 are both really good feel good videos. I've watched both several times.
  • 1 0
 Fabios edit took me back to one of the early Kranked vids where they destroyed Quebec City with some urban DH
  • 1 0
 I agree Pinkbike, this is as absolutely amazing edit, and we all wish we could ride like that.
  • 4 2
 Wallace got robbed 2k19
  • 5 4
 Fat chick on moped at 1:50
  • 1 0
 Synchronized slope style?
  • 1 0
 Gotta say, Wibmer scared me a little with that one!
  • 1 0
 Fabio - pure gold ! it is on the limit
  • 1 2
 Why is it always Freeride winners- how many of you guys really do this stuff? Or are you all armchair riders?
  • 1 2
 Akrigg just got robbed .
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