Official Trailer for 'A Biker’s Ballad' Featuring Richie Rude, Reed Boggs, Casey Brown, Kate Courtney & More

Jun 4, 2021 at 14:04
by Sarah Moore  

bigquotesToyota Presents Matchstick Productions’ latest creation, “A Biker’s Ballad”. The team at Matchstick has brought you the highest level ski movies for years. Now we are bringing that same stoke to mountain biking.

This new film from Matchstick Productions explores the various disciplines of mountain biking in the birthplace of the sport, Crested Butte, CO. Ranging from Enduro to Cross Country to Freeride, the film makers at Matchstick leave no stone unturned. This is a bike movie for all riders and an ode to the deep rooted culture of the sport.
Matchstick Production

Featuring: 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

Coming Spring 2021 for information on the Film Tour.

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Photo of Richie Rude in Crested Butte by Dave Kozlowski

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Photo of Nicholi Rogatkin in Crested Butte by Jeff Cricco.

Photo of Lauren Bingham in Crested Butte by Dave Kozlowski.

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 Toyota presents... redeeming themselves for that sweet sweet instagram campain
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 Could they have not tapped this production team lol?
  • 2 0
 Exactly what I was thinking! Doh
  • 12 0
 Not enough kick stands in this to be a proper Toyota production...
  • 3 0
 Redeem nothing. I swear this was all to plan.
  • 28 0
 I’m only watching if that guy from the 4Runner ad is sending it down the rampage site.
  • 12 0
 That dude is so thankful that a full face and goggles were part of the kit. Plausible deniability.
  • 1 0
 LoL "Yeah just grab whatever bike, no one will notice."
  • 4 0
 I’d have to wear a lot more gear than that if I had to ride that POS.
  • 3 0
 Don't worry, the DH kit means rider can still send it. V-brakes and all.
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 @friendlyfoe: Just spray paint the whole thing black so people can't tell we got it at Walmart
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 This looks promising. I'd like to see more fast DH/trail riding in movies. Too many productions have perfect purpose built jump/slope style lines showcasing robot tricks. For me...I just can't relate to that.
  • 5 0
 I'm with you. more movies like Gamble, please. I don't need to see another slopestyle movie, ever.
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 I find the trail riding all looks the same. its the equivalent of if a ski movie was just filmed on groomed runs. I miss when the riders spent months building creative features and going big, all the videos on the same trails just looks mundane, feels like they are more focused on the landscape and location other than the occasional closeup of logos and expensive riding gear.
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 @luckynugget: nah, that's a really poor analogy. it's more like, if more ski videos were more like most MTB videos, ski videos would all be 1080 tail grabs in the terrain park. that shit is boring. I don't care about riders building "features" and doing the same 9 tricks over and over. and over. and over. I don't need to see another no hander or can can, ever. At this point, if Brandon Semenuk is in a bike film, I just skip the movie entirely.
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 @shralping-the-cube: that sucks plenty of north face ads to watch tho i guess
  • 6 0
 Might be a good idea if you tell us when and how to get this... Or am I missing it?
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 Looking like film Premiere is July 17th. Film tour runs from there. Streaming and in Demand in the fall
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 LOOKS LIKE A RAGER!! Stoked to see the whole thing.
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 So stoked to finally start seeing some strong female representation in the features. Will definitely be supporting this and more of these flicks that do the same!
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 forgive for I don't live in the northern hemisphere and am not fully acquainted with the seasons but didn't spring already came and went?
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 Nice work. Can't wait.

Couple of those shots with men/women got me thinking... powerhouse couples in MTB. Someone needs to do a video or a article or something on that.

Bryn atkinson/Jill Kitner used to be my instant winner. Probably still is but there's a lot of good ones now.
Brett Rheeder/Casey Brown
Kialani Hines/Bubba
Kyle and Rachel Strait

Whoelse you got?
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 jolanda and luca
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 I didn't know CAN was a state.
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 Wow.. this looks great. Really got me amped to sit behind my laptop all day today.
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 Beautiful shot with falling leaves. Can't wait to watch this.
  • 7 0
 Not pictured, someone shaking the tree lol
  • 3 1
 @DHhack: lol. "some trees were harmed in the making of this film"
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 Crested Butte is so epic. Amazing photos.
  • 3 0
 Lost me at “biker”
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 lol. agreed.
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 Looks like a film that is actually relatable. Excited for this one.
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 This is next level video production.
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 impressive look. the 2:07-2:10 reminds me of la grande
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 Yooooo!! This is gonna be sick
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 Nowadays i have to be happy watching a Bike-Movie(Trailer) including bikes only!!-and a pretty nice one for sure! thanks!
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 Stoked for this one.
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 cant wait for this.
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