Why go mountain biking at night?

Why go mountain biking at night?

Mountain biking at night helps you reclaim time sitting in front of the TV, make the most of short Winter daylight, and enjoy a unique experience. In this video, we’ll go over all the reasons why night riding is awesome, and some of the basics to get started doing it.

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This is my flood light: http://amzn.to/2TpJFVf
This is my head light: http://amzn.to/2JuG9sU
I also own this mini headlamp, which is a great spare: http://amzn.to/2Of8aDi

I know those lights aren’t cheap, but they’re incredibly durable and reliable. I’ve already ordered some mid-priced flood lights, which I’ll be testing throughout the Spring for review later. I hope to find something affordable to recommend for 1 to 2 hour low-risk rides.

If you’re doing long backcountry rides at night, I’d strongly recommend ponying up and buying a serious set of lights like the ones above.

#mtb #mountainbiking


  1. Illya Laurette on July 29, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Seth: "Mountain biking at night is amazing"

    *creepy background music starts*

  2. Semir on July 29, 2019 at 1:12 am

    what’s the song on 4:03 PLEASE

  3. FoCoMoFlo Gaming/Vlogs/Hip Hop on July 29, 2019 at 1:13 am

    I’m going to do some urban trail riding in a few hours

  4. MrFluxx on July 29, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Then imagine all of you fell off the cliff

  5. Frost Media Prod on July 29, 2019 at 1:14 am

    So true..

  6. PJ Edwards on July 29, 2019 at 1:14 am

    Reasons to Night Ride:
    1. Public Nudity

  7. LakenMTB on July 29, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Man 20c at night here in Canada if it reaches 20c in mid day we’re pretty lucky

  8. Niff2005 on July 29, 2019 at 1:19 am

    7:02 that actually scared me. Not kidding. Damn you Seth

  9. WillFoxFX on July 29, 2019 at 1:20 am

    That scared the shit out of me 7:01

  10. Dashcrash 1 on July 29, 2019 at 1:21 am

    What happen to Dramas leg

  11. Kevin Groeneveld on July 29, 2019 at 1:21 am

    I’ve hit the trails in winter times, without lights, having moonlight reflect on the snow as lightsource was challenging at 30km/h average.

    Still broke my personal record on a laptime AND total km an hour in those days.
    Daylight just doesn’t work for me that well, no idea.

  12. PAPACHULO on July 29, 2019 at 1:22 am

    A solo night ride in the woods or forest by yourself will surely test your manhood.

  13. MattypusPlatypus on July 29, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Was just thinking of someone I know who cracked a couple of ribs after hitting a badger on a night trail when you said ‘bears’. I was like, ‘ohhhhh…’ 😐

  14. Nolan York on July 29, 2019 at 1:25 am

    For my light I just go a 12v battery and a offroad light bar and the trails look just like day

  15. xSupreme Fox32x on July 29, 2019 at 1:27 am

    i would have a night ride, but i don’t have a mountain bike! i’m saving for a catalyst but for now full time bmx will do

  16. Ben Schneider on July 29, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Can you please make a light video about the best lights for biking with one cheaper list and on top end list, thnx

  17. Tyler Wissinger on July 29, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Yo Seth love the videos man but I gotta say that whole video seemed like a add for the product but no hate man💯

  18. scoobydver on July 29, 2019 at 1:35 am

    NIGHT RIDING? Heck yeah, summer here in So Cal can be death with temps up to 100+ by noon and since there are few trees in most of the foothills around Orange County night riding is the ONLY way to enjoy some epic trails. Not to mention being able to ride up to almost 2800 feet above Orange County on 4th of July evening gives you an epic airial fireworks show throughout the county below. Not to mention an 8 mile downhill ride back to the car, or you can ride to top of the hills above Fullerton Ca and watch the Disneyland fireworks nightly. 🙂

  19. Yin Wei on July 29, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Its too haunted to ride at my local trails after 7
    I went there and my lights suddenly died out and could only turn back on after leaving the place
    Same thing happened to my friend

  20. Liam Bell on July 29, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Yeah I went night riding drunk with dad last night and he hit a tree XD

  21. Tyree Smith on July 29, 2019 at 1:36 am

    I live in Las Vegas and have a trail right next to me and it’s not really n a national park plus no trees or heard but I don’t have a bike

  22. brent flanagan on July 29, 2019 at 1:38 am

    I live in Bentonville and do night group ride a lot in the fall and winter. I use 2 $30 bike lights of amazon. 1 on my bar and one on my helmet. I the the Genentech helps a lot in corners since the beam lines up with your line of sight.

  23. crazykayden3.0 blue on July 29, 2019 at 1:39 am

    I’m literally in the witching hour right now

  24. Quinn on July 29, 2019 at 1:40 am

    How u find all those cameras

  25. Nico Skerston on July 29, 2019 at 1:42 am

    If I rode night there would probably be coyotes

  26. FoCoMoFlo Gaming/Vlogs/Hip Hop on July 29, 2019 at 1:42 am

    in fact I did some more night biking on paved trails. Such a fucking cool experience

  27. Leon Jakaj on July 29, 2019 at 1:42 am

    I’ve never been mountain biking or had one idk y I like ur vids

  28. skeeter man on July 29, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Hey Seth, I’m a huge guy. 6 foot 3, 285 pounds. I’ve casually biked but I’m looking into biking as a form of exercise. Could you recommend me a bike (1000-1300 ) diamond back? Decent brand? Bike for casual paved trails, and causal riding?

  29. Max Abbott on July 29, 2019 at 1:45 am

    All my friends would lie and come up with an excuse

  30. Ein Zuschauer on July 29, 2019 at 1:46 am

    I‘m living between mountains, but there arent any good tracks 🙁

  31. Andras P on July 29, 2019 at 1:48 am

    You can start your ride after the sun seth’s

  32. wafflemag on July 29, 2019 at 1:51 am

    I used to love riding my old dual sport at night. Gotta be extra careful for wildlife tho. Ive almost hit deer on a few occasions.

  33. Ryan Duval on July 29, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Whoever left this bike is a dick, or he’s dead

  34. Yogi bear is a fraud on July 29, 2019 at 1:54 am

    1:56 drama has a broken leg!

  35. Michael Filippi on July 29, 2019 at 1:55 am

    If your gonna ride alone I recommend getting a 12 gauge under over shotgun just in case of bear or mountain lion encounters because a 9mm pistol, 45ACP, or a 40 cal pistol won’t do nothing to those animals. Maybe even bring a 300 Winchester magnum rifle with you or a 7.62 by 59 gun like the Kar98.

  36. Thomas Watrucki on July 29, 2019 at 1:55 am

    What is the brand of that gray bike with the tribal design?

  37. shawn barber on July 29, 2019 at 1:57 am

    why you no night ride… cant afford a light that turns night into daytime

  38. Nico Skerston on July 29, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Bob cats and foxes

  39. Jeremy R on July 29, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Make sure u guys are carrying a blade incase of an animal attack or even some kind of crackhead running up on you. Always good caution to have a knife on you when its pitch black in the middle of the woods.

  40. Moon Witch on July 29, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Hmmm. Maybe I should try a night hike….. never considered it. The heat right now has killed every bit of motivation I have.

  41. Frane Gorjanc on July 29, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Other than the obvious benefits you mentioned in the video, I’d like to point out some cons as well:
    1) Plenty of nocturnal animals become active at night which should be taken into consideration. Also, to avoid any unwanted close encounters I’d deffo advise on wearing some sorts of bell…
    2) It’s unlikely you’ll meet someone out on the trail at night. If riding alone, definitely let your family or friends know about your whereabouts or else things might get really sketchy should you fall.
    3) Light source is casting long shadows rendering obstacles such as roots, dips, drops, rocks…much trickier that they really are. It can mess up with your head. For that reason alone, I’d stick to familiar trails as a beginner.
    4) In case of a failure, you’re pretty much screwed should you loose a light. For that reason, it would be reasonable to carry a spare – or at least always use two sources as shown in the video (strong one on the handlebars and additional one on the helmet).
    5) In thick woods, there’s more moisture and humidity to expect at night. Roots and rocks might be more slippery than usual.

    But as always, great video Seth – keep it up!

  42. Johnny English, PhD on July 29, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Another reason for charging your lights immediately is that Li-ion batteries degrade when left almost depleted, similar to car batteries.

  43. frankenclouds !! on July 29, 2019 at 2:04 am

    My night rides usually take me to the bar round trip.

  44. Airsoft Landon on July 29, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Unless I have like 3 other friends I’m am NOT and I mean NOT GOING TO NIGHT RIDE BY MY SELF because I am terrified of bears. If I see on all I do is say, “BEAR BEAR BEAR BEAR BEAR BEAR” and run like a mad man!

  45. Benjamin van Drunen on July 29, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Nothing Beats winter phat bike night rides. When it’s dark at 5pm it’s the only way to ride after work.

  46. Darwin Fox on July 29, 2019 at 2:07 am

    I want to go on a night ride however I don’t know what time of light to get.

  47. Some random GUY on July 29, 2019 at 2:07 am

    1:58 only god knows what he’s watching

  48. kaz 69 on July 29, 2019 at 2:08 am

    next time, go night riding with quad lense night vision goggles

  49. Doggerser on July 29, 2019 at 2:10 am

    I have 20 celcius baby! (Every day)

  50. Alison Buescher on July 29, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Can we see a night riding hacks/gear tips video series? I’m a dirt bike guy trying to get into mtn biking but can’t find time those vids would help me find time