Bunny Hop is a BMX or mountain bike stunt. It’s one of the trending tricks among BMX stunt riders. Riders utilize this technique to leap into the air with their stunt bike and jump over any obstacles on the riding circuit. The higher you can jam, the higher and longer the barrier you’ll be able to overcome. It can be difficult for most ones to execute bunny hop higher as a beginner. But with practice and understanding the theory of the feat, you will rapidly learn how to bunny hop higher and become an expert.

What is Bunny Hop?

You can call it a stunt if you display your riding style or a trick when you employ it on a regular basis to overcome any difficulties. The bunny hop gets its name from the fact that the rider’s feet are clasped together and his knees are bent throughout the execution to jump over an obstacle.

So, what is the bunny hop BMX trick, “Bunny hop or bunnyhop is a cycling skill that allows you to leap over any barriers while riding your bike”. 

According to Wikipedia bunny hopping may be done in two ways. One is simply known as bunny hop, while the other is known as pro hop. The term simply refers to when riders leave both wheels at the same time from the lamp. Another method is to elevate the front tire first, then the second, to hop over the barrier.

A Guy Applying Bunny Hop

Physics behind Bunny Hop

I’m not very strong in physics, but from what I’ve seen, a decent bunny hop involves a lot of physics terms such as like force, the contact angle with the ground, and the total surface of our body. This BMX trick looks a lot like a high and long jump. We can cover a large distance if we build up enough momentum by jogging before jumping in the long jump. Accordingly, we can fly higher if we have more force on the ground at the moment of the leap high jump.

We must leap higher and cover greater distances in the bunny hop. We’ve completed both the long and high leaps so far in this feat. If we recall the momentum and force, we can bunny hop more effectively. Another phrase that assists us in flying higher is our body surface. The smaller your body is, the higher you can do it. Riders bend their bodies to perform bunny hops, as seen I think for this reason.

Bunny Hop Learning Steps

To master the bunny hop, you must first master the front pull and then the back hop. The original learning of the BH for me is a mix of these two moves.

Front Pull

For this move, you need to ride your bike at medium speed. To begin this move, first stand on your pedals making your feet parallel to the surface. Now you must use all of your strength to pull your bike handlebar as far as possible. Finally, slowly lower your wheel.

Back Hop

You must also stand on the pedals and shift your weight to the front wheel in order to do this motion. Simultaneously, you should strive to put less forward pressure on the pedals, which will cause the back wheel to rise. Finally, begin the reverse sequence and land softly on the back wheel. 


You’re now ready to begin your bunny hop after mastering those two skills. Make a trial on the ground where you may do to begin with. As a newbie, my recommendation is to avoid taking any obstacles. 

To make a bunny hop move, you’ll need to follow a few steps. Let’s have a look at those steps:

1. First you need to make a momentum which helps you to jump forward.

2. When you’re near to the trailhead, rise on your pedals parallel to the ground and pull up as much as you can on your bike handlebar-leaning backward to make it appear like you’re standing on your back wheel.

3. Now, throw your handler forward into the air extend your arms forward and upwards. Simultaneously jumping up to pull the back wheel with your feet and relying on pedal force. This time, keep your chest tight to your seat and your buttocks close to the back wheel tires like a bunny, which will cause you to bunny up higher.

4. Finally, you must land on both wheels at the same time. 

You must now practice more and more to become a master of this bike trick.

Majors Tips to Do Bunny Hop Higher

You may now consider applying bunny hop on higher after mastering the fundamentals of the skill. To make b.h higher, you must remember a few majors tips.

a) To begin, select a lightweight bike and build your confidence. If you choose a 45-pound bike, you will not be able to jump very high. It’s a crucial phrase in higher bunny hopping. You are unable to pick up your bike due to a lack of strength. As a result, you won’t be able to achieve your desired height.

b) You can do bunny h. depending on how high you pull your bike up. So. It all depends on how strong your arms are. To make your arm stronger, do some shoulder and arm exercises before attempting a higher move.

c) Another term is momentum. It’s linearly related to jumping high. If you wish to do a higher one, you’ll need the same amount of momentum.

d) Practice comes last and is the most essential. Practice makes perfect, and understanding which approach is best for you comes with experience. You can see how much momentum you need to perform higher bunny hop jumps by looking down practice again and again. You can identify the flaws in your trick and improve it.

A Men Doing Higher Bunny Hop

Some Important FAQ

Why Does Bunny Hop BMX?

The bunny hop is one of the most important fundamental moves that every BMX stunt rider should be able to perform. Riders may need to jump over barriers and execute different airborne tactics during stunts; to do this, they must bunny hop. Bikers also regularly employ the outstanding and well-liked bunny hop technique.

Hardtail vs. Full-Suspension, Which Is Good for the Bunny Hop?

As bunny hop is a jump in the airborne tactics, it needs energy before full up the bike from the ground according to the Einstein 3rd law. Before jumping, energy is given to the ground for gaining momentum for the bunny hop. If you use a full-suspension bike, the energy is absorbed by the suspension and the energy is lost. So, it’s better to use a hardtail bike for the bonny hop.

However, landing on the earth when fully suspended is preferable. The suspension absorbs the energy of the gravitational force, making it simpler to land without damaging the bike or yourself.

In Short My Opinion

It appears challenging, but I believe you can succeed if you are determined. And that’s all our little effort on learning higher bunny hop. Just keep the focus on practice and get confidence in yourself. Not today, but tomorrow you will be the master of this trick.

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Robert Nguyen

Robert Nguyen, in one word, is a professional writer about cycling, especially BMX and road biking. His extreme passion for cycling started when he was a toddler and that gives a lot of thought, technique, and experience. Now he runs a cycling forum to promote positivity and the right facts and also works as a trainer to make the people out of fear and stay active in cycling in the right way.