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The Ultimate Guide to Using Your GoPro as a Biking Camera

Mar 30, 2023


From road biking to track cycling, mountain biking to BMX, there's never a dull moment when you're riding your trusty two-wheeler. It's capturing the excitement—in all its high-definition glory—that can be challenging. 

Action cameras like the GoPro MAX and the newest HERO11 Black make filming, photographing and sharing those thrilling moments on the road, track or trail a lot easier. Read on to explore the best biking cameras of 2023, and learn how to use them to get the best footage.

GoPro HERO11 Black

Look no further than the HERO11 Black, the most powerful GoPro yet, as one of the best biking cameras on the market. This camera shoots crisp 5.3K video with 2x the frame rate and captures stunning 27MP still photos. But what really makes it shine for bikers of all levels is its Emmy® Award-winning HyperSmooth 5.0 video stabilization technology. HyperSmooth 5.0 works in all modes, which is a game-changer for ultra-high-res capture on bumpy trails.

Another awesome feature of HERO11 is TimeWarp (upgraded time lapse and night effects), which combines HyperSmooth stabilization capabilities with TimeLapse Video and makes it possible to share a long bike ride in 60 seconds or less. HERO11 is also compatible with the Max Wide Lens Mod, which maximizes stabilization and wide field of view when filming in challenging conditions.


One of the chief advantages of MAX (360 Camera) is that it gives you total creative freedom—it's basically 3 cameras in 1. You can shoot traditional 2D videos and photos with either the front or back lens in HERO Mode, vlog your adventures with 1080p live streaming or unleash the camera's 360° capabilities for panoramic video in stunning 6K.

MAX is also waterproof, so there is no need to worry when pedaling through rivers and rainstorms. It has unbreakable video stabilization from Max HyperSmooth and is compatible with the GoPro Quik editing app. With Quik, you can easily reframe your MAX footage, choosing the best shots from the infinite perspectives offered by 360 video.

How To Mount Your GoPro To Your Bike (Or Yourself!)

Where you mount your camera has a huge impact on how your bike footage turns out. These are our top 4 camera mount recommendations to capture killer video that makes the viewer feel like they're in the saddle with you:

  1. Handlebar / Seatpost / Pole Mount: Bikes have great built-in places to mount a camera. Mounting on the handlebars puts the camera within easy reach, and the Handlebar / Seatpost / Pole Mount is also designed to fit any down stem or post that is 0.35 to 1.4 inches. The mounting base also rotates 360° to give you different angles at the push of a button.

  2. Chesty (Camera Body Mount): Mounting your GoPro on your chest allows you to capture immersive footage hands-free. Chest mounting is a great way to maintain an engaging POV shot wherever you may be, which makes it ideal for activities ranging from biking and horseback riding to kayaking and skiing.

  3. Vented Helmet Strap Mount: Helmet mounting is arguably the most popular way to mount an action camera for biking. This mount is compatible with any vented bike helmet and has an adjustable strap for easy mount removal or camera swapping.

  4. Helmet Front + Side Mount: Offering front mounting as well as the versatility to mount to the side of virtually any full-face helmet, this mount really puts the viewer in the midst of the action. It also features a swivel joint that makes adjusting your angle quick and easy.

Shoot Your Shot

Biking can take you to some gnarly places. Luckily, with HERO11 Black or MAX, you have an action camera that always goes with you, no matter where the action may be. Consider the smaller yet equally powerful HERO11 Black Mini for an even lower profile setup.

You also don't have to wait until you get home to share your adventure. With the GoPro Quik editing app, you can edit on the fly and share photos and videos to your social media while you're still out on the trail. Download today to get started!


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