Video: Full Moon Night Ride with Nate Hills in 'A Biker's Ballad'

Jul 30, 2021
by Matchstick Productions  

In this full segment from A Biker's Ballad you will experience a one of a kind moment with Nate Hills riding the incredible terrain of Hartman Rocks under a full moon. Mountain bike steep decents, big air and high speed single track are only some of the surprises found on the trail in the dark.

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Full Film Available On Demand August 10th. Check our website for full film tour schedule.

Full film features: Richie Rude • Shawn Neer • Lauren Bingham • Nate Hills • Payson McElveen • Kate Courtney • Will Patterson • Reed Boggs • Nicholi Rogatkin • Ray George • Carson Storch • Casey Brown • Micayla Gatto • Georgia Astle

Shot on Location: Crested Butte, CO | Gunnison, CO | Downieville, CA | Virgin, UT | British Columbia, CAN

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  • 10 0
 definitely a part of MTB people should really experience at least once.

that said, a "full moon ride" is kind of meant to be a low key, zero light thing. the point is for it to be a mellow ride with your buddies, navigating by *only* the moon light. the time for a night rip is actually a new moon. when the night is as dark as possible. blaze up 4-5000 lumens and let'r rip! such a rad sensation, and you will be amazed at how fast you actually(not feel) you are. the lazer focus on literally only the 30-40m of trail in front of you, and absolutely nothing else is freeing in a way you cannot describe to someone that hasn't done it.

all of that said, I also get why you can't film in absolute blackness. lol
  • 5 0
 Night rides: Guaranteed to make familiar trails new and exciting again.
  • 10 1
 Nice one, Nate. That’s the first time I’ve seen anyone ride West Wall at night. Makes me miss Hartmans a little.
  • 2 0
 Come on out let's ride some bikes
  • 4 0
 Nate hills Youtube might be my favorite channel right now, he rides great trails
  • 1 0
 My friends and I started doing night rides in the beginning of the pandemic to avoid trail crowds. It's been a weekly 22mi loop using headlamps for over a year now, the trails are so much more challenging in the dark when you're exhausted.
  • 5 0
 Where was Pete?!?!?
  • 3 0
 Love Nate Hills! Laid back and tons of skill. If you haven't checked out his YouTube content, you should.
  • 1 1
 You know you could just film this in daylight and do the night bit in post. Put a blue filter on and trace a couple of lights across the frame.
  • 3 3
 They did
  • 2 0
 He laid it down on drive side....
  • 3 0
 i like the doggie part
  • 2 0
 Hartman Rocks is Badass!!! so is Nate Hills
  • 2 0
 Epic Cinematography!
  • 3 0
 Shooting in the dark was no easy task. Nate Hills crushed the riding though and made it easy.
  • 1 0
 BOOM! Love night rides.
  • 1 0
 Cool stuff Nate..
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