For Advent, we're gifting you with 25 of the most memorable mountain bike videos from the past year. Kicking off this year is an instant classic from Slovakia.

Here's what we said at the time:

How's this for a "holy shit" moment? Watch as a bear chases a Slovakian rider down a trail at the Malino Brdo Bike park. Guess it's not just the Canadians who have to watch out for trailside Grizzlies! We've just got to ask, why on Earth did they stop afterwards?