With Montana temps in the upper 90’s, these long hot summer days have had us thinking about riding bikes under the cool cover of darkness. In addition to more pleasant climate, night riding is the best way to rip some favorite local trails without much traffic (other than the occasional wild animal). Never ones to shy away from an adventure, my friends Max Lowe and Robin Hill eagerly rallied to go. Our only holdup was that none of us owned lights, so we spent a day running around Bozeman looking for the necessary torches to illuminate our journey. We pieced it together, borrowing a NightRider from The Gear Wizard and purchasing a Serfas 1200 from Round House Sports. Conrad Anker lent us a few Petzl head lamps as well. With the lights mounted and bear spray duck taped to our bike frames (for easy access), we set off for a 12AM departure to an undisclosed trail in Paradise Valley.