Riding Under A Super Moon - Video

Dec 1, 2016
by Red Bull Bike  

On November 14, 2016, the moon traveled closer to the Earth than it has since 1948 — and we'll have to wait until 2034 until it gets this close again.

With only a few days' notice, Darren Berrecloth seized the opportunity for an epic attempt to ride one of Utah's most technically demanding trails — located on the edge of all four Red Bull Rampage event sites — in the dark.

"Such an unreal experience shredding [King Kong] in the full moon last night," said Berrecloth on his Instagram. "[It] brings a whole new meaning to blind takeoffs."

"Kong is the line that turned my life in a direction I'll never regret," continued Berrecloth — a harken back to 2002 when he first rode the trail alongside Rampage event organizers, who immediately granted him entry into the unique invite-only contest, which successfully catapulted his career transition from BMX to MTB.


MENTIONS: @redbullbike / @claw / @justinolsen



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  • + 21
 Oh no no no, f*ck that! Even with a headlamp as massive as that. Claw is a beast.
  • + 6
 The crazy part is the areas around him that are lit up. Up north a bit with the snow it was so clear outside. What an awesome idea.
  • + 4
 Seriously f*ck that! As someone who has "attempted" to ride Kong in broad daylight, this gives a whole new perspective to the level Claw is on!
  • + 1
 Seriously this video is gnarly!
  • + 1
 I would totally take this line. Slowly for the first ten runs.
  • + 1
 @scott-townes: in whitehorse here I could have ridden moon side of mountains with no problems at all... Other than the three feet of snow we had at the time ( I don't own a fat bike and it was -18c plus very, very windy so not a preferable time to ride.) Got some great pictures though when I decided to leave the shelter of the SUV.
  • + 17
 He's got a super moon on his head…Damn that thing is bright.
  • + 1
 What headlamp is he using? Wow.
  • + 9
 Clearly a headlamp ad, ok now where do I get that bitch. I don't bike much at night but I do many backpacking trips solo in the dark.
  • + 7
 A power headlamp, no doubt! But if it was truly an ad, they would have ADVERTISED the brand/model of the headlamp. Instead, this was just another badass video brought to us thanks to the Claw and Redbull taking advantage of a rare astronomical occurrence.
  • + 4
 @lobohusky: I guess the sarcasm doesn't really come through very well. I know it's not a headlamp add per se but still it is a pretty badass headlamp.
  • + 2
 @Biocoug1: Still... what is it? It's nice no?
  • + 1
 @swamper1: Bearclaw is a Ledlenser ambassador, so it has to be one from them. I'm guessing it's one of the new 2017 models - might be this one: www.ledlenser.com/de/produkte/stirnlampen/xeo-serie/xeo19r
  • + 8
 Was camped out there near the JEM trail that night, and saw a light coming down from over there! Thought who ever that is that's bad ass. Now know it was a bad ass!
  • + 7
 Hey! You know that crazy gnarly trail that is sketchy as hell to go down?
Uh... yeah, Berrecloth can ride that in the dark. You can go back to being lame. Thanks.
  • + 9
 where's the moon?!... WHERE IS THE MOON?!!!
  • + 8
 the real story is the change in red bull media player
  • + 7
 I can see it now, Red Bull's new event. Rampage at Night. Claw's Awesome.
  • + 4
 RAMPAGE on the MOON ! You wait and see !
  • + 2
 Hittin gaps at night with exposure on both sides? Only the guy that built it would be down enough for this madness. Good work, Claw man
  • + 3
 That's no moon!
but what was the headlamp he was using?
  • + 1
 Led Lenser - probably an XEO19R for that much light......like to know how he's mounted the thumping huge battery though ?
  • + 1
 check out the nite rider lights. same one tippie uses and he shreds the night bikes
  • + 1
 Possibly the cateye 6000?
  • + 2
 I'm not afraid of the dark, but I don't know why I'm afraid to ride alone at night.
  • + 3
 Claw and Utah go together like peanut butter and ladies
  • + 2
 They go together better then that my friend!!
  • + 2
 Cool/different view of things. Right mix of a little bit of music and bike sounds.
  • + 3
 Even under a super sunshine I still sh*t myself silly riding Kong!
  • + 1
 Now that is a rad video but I want that headlamp!!!! Frown

What kind is it!!! I don't think it's any of the suggested above!!!!

Any help!!???
  • + 2
 About to do night ride right now. Much much less awesome than this one. All good to me though
  • + 3
 Liked that.
  • + 1
 Was hoping to see him go down his RAMPAGE line with the massive ridge stepdown
  • + 1
 agree strongly with top comment seriously fuck that show some self preservation
  • + 1
 ...and I thought my night ride yesterday was gnarly.
  • + 1
 F@ck yeah)))))) nice video))))
  • + 1
 Bravo bravo. F@cking a right !
  • + 1
 Sick such fun watching that
  • + 2
 genius.
  • + 1
 LUMENS!!!
  • + 1
 Great stuff, who's next?
  • + 1
 I can do that
  • + 1
 Apocalyptic!
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