NiteRider athletes are a special breed. They come from varied backgrounds and upbringings yet have that one singular purpose of going beyond the podium or winner's circle. Beyond their collective accomplishments lies something much deeper in them. With their smiles, sweat and fearless nature they allow us to join them on their journeys and adventures, inspiring us as riders and athletes to create our own magic. A mystical magic that only occurs when we push beyond the day and into the night. NiteRider would like to thank our athletes and all athletes across the globe using our product as you inspire us to always push our product beyond. Let's keep pushing beyond so that we can capture more magic together.
MTB HALL OF FAMER
"I love using NiteRider lights because they are very bright, dependable in pouring rain forests and arctic blizzards, and have both a wide flood and long distance beam to shred as hard and fast as you want to. I am a father of two little ones and after bedtime I can ALWAYS get out for a Niteride!!”
Brett is an inductee in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and carved out a career as one of the founding Godfathers of the freeride mountain bike movement, one of the first ever signed freeriders, and part of the world famous trio, “The Fro Riders”. You will also find him announcing and hosting his own online webisodes of interviews at premier events such as Sea Otter, BC Bike Race, Crankworx and the Red Bull Rampage.
Brett has appeared in over 25 films in his professional career, hundreds of magazine articles, and is know for his good humour and his continual attempt to push the serious fun meter. He spends a significant amount of time freeriding and testing NiteRider lights after midnight. He uses the Pro 4200 Enduro lights on helmet and bars for downhill and aggressive freeriding and for more XC and all mountain type of rides he uses the Pro 2200 Race on helmet and the Lumina Dual 1800 on bars. For snowboarding he uses a Pro 2200 Race on an Explorer headband.
Brett is also currently riding for YT Industries, SRSuntour, Ergon, Magura, Spank, Rotor, Enve Composites, Maxxis, MudHugger fenders, Met Helmets, Ryders eyewear, Bluegrass protection, and 5.10 shoes.
Raced DH World Cup from 1995-2005
Pro since 1994. Raced DH World Cup from 1995-2005. Was Slalom Nation champ in 2002. Slowly quit racing to pursue freeriding, movie projects and grassroots promotions. Started the Allride tour in 2003. The Allride tour was a promotional tour that traveled to select shops demoing bikes, giving out swag and riding MTB's with the locals. Managed a Jr DH team call the AllRide Academy from 2007-2014. Currently creating social media content for Niner bikes.
2x Red Bull Rampage Champion
Kyle Strait began his dominant run at Crankworx Whistler in 2004 as a 17-year-old, taking third in slopestyle. Kyle has earned the reputation of always being a threat across a multitude of disciplines, although he considers Dual Speed & Style to be his favorite, capturing back-to-back Crankworx titles in 2017 and 2018. Kyle is also a regular fixture at the Red Bull Rampage, scoring a top 10 finish in 2019.
PRO MTB ENDURO RACER
Rachel Strait has been passionate about mountain biking since her dad bought her first cross-country bike as a 7-year-old. From those initial early days of racing XC, Rachel transitioned into enduro competitions, using the trails of Laguna Beach as her training grounds. These days she’s a regular fixture on enduro podiums such as the China Peak Enduro and Crafts n Cranks Enduro.
2nd place China Peak Enduro
3rd place Crafts n Cranks Enduro
3rd overall California enduro series
ALL AROUND COMPETITOR
Bubba was born and raised in Alpine, California. He started riding bikes at 3 years old and never stopped loving it. Growing up with such an awesome crowd with his older brother, Bubba got to pursue what he enjoyed most, which was riding his bike. Now he gets to travel and race the best in the world in most disciplines including Pumptrack, Dual Slalom, Downhill, Air Downhill and Enduro.
competes in all disciplines
Born and raised in Seattle, Kialani Hines raced BMX competitively starting at age 8 but after a decade wanted a change in scenery and made the switch to mountain bikes. In 2017 in her second year of racing Kialani went professional and has been loving the ride ever since. She now lives in San Diego, racing events like Crankworx World Series and the National DH series. She competes in all disciplines including Pumptrack, Dual Slalom, Downhill, Air Downhill and Enduro.
Guinness World Record Holder
Shangrila Rendon aka Feisty Fox has transformed herself from being non-runner, non-cyclist and non-swimmer to Guinness World Record holder as fastest female to finish 5 Ironman in 5 consecutive days (2015), professional athlete and triathlon coach. She has used her horrible past (child abuse, sexual assault at 24 years old, PTSD, depression, alcohol addiction, eating disorder and suicidal ideation) as her strength and her passion to inspire and touch as many individuals’ hearts as part of her lifetime recovery. This year she is training very hard for her next upcoming race, 30 Ironman in 30 consecutive days which consists of 72 miles swim, 3360 miles bike and 786 miles run on October 30th.
ULTRA ENDURANCE WORLD CHAMP
Kait Boyle has established a number of ultra-endurance course records that challenge those of the top men in the sport and won the 24-hour World Championship title in 2018. She resides in Victor, Idaho, where she cherishes time with her partner and pup and explores backcountry trails in the rugged mountains close to home while advocating for the bikepacking experience and the landscapes through which we ride through her work at Bikepacking Roots.
PRO XC / ENDURO / DH MTB RACER
Johny Ringo here! I'm a professional xc, enduro, and downhill mountain bike racer. I guess you can say I'm addicted to riding since when I'm not racing bikes, I'm usually riding and training almost daily. I strongly believe in "Rise and Ride" and need my daily fix of exploring on two wheels. I enjoy cross training in the gym and on the road bike. NiteRider has been keeping me safe on the roads since 2013 as well as allowed me to enjoy shredding the trails after dark.
CHAMPION ENDURANCE MTB ATHLETE
From hucking 70-foot jumps on skis to 24-hour mountain bikes racing, it’s safe to say that Josh Tostado is wired a bit differently to most. Calling Breckenridge, Colorado home, Josh made the jump from snow and skis to bikes and dirt when he was 30 and hasn’t looked back.
Thriving upon the unique challenges of spending countless hours in the saddle, Josh continues to compete in the kind of events that would give most of us nightmares. This former US 24 Hour National Champion has stood on countless podiums during his 17-years of racing including the Breckenridge 100, 24 Hours of Moab and the 24 Hour Solo World Championships.
1st 24 Hours of Old Pueblo
1st Salida 720
1st Royal Gorge 12 Hour
1st Buena Vista 720
1st Sedona Big Friggin Loop
1st Tommy Knocker 10 Hour
PRO MOTORCYCLE CHAMPION
Troy Vanscourt is a multi-faceted individual who continues to make a positive impact in motorsports. As a business professional and athlete alike, his passion, drive, and skill set continue to generate great success. He is a top performer in off-road motorcycle racing, leading the THR Motorsports Precision Concepts team to a Best in the Desert Open Pro Motorcycle Championship and RT Motorsports team to a third-place overall position in the SCORE International World Desert Championship. Troy’s unmatched work ethic and tenacity have allowed him to become a strong competitor in many aspects of business and off-road racing as he continues to accomplish excellent results in the professional ranks.
Troy uses the NiteRider® 4200 as his go to light for all things offroad. Most recently he started the Baja 1000 at 3:00am in the darkness of night and surely wasn’t going to leave the starting line without the Night Rider 4200. The helmet jaw mount allows for incredible flexibility in pivoting the angle of the light to ensure its projecting in the direction needed. The dual LEDs on this light allow him to see further and wider in order to look ahead on course and feel confident racing through the night which gives him the ability to go fast where most others don’t have the visibility to do so.
State championship podium finisher
Totally by chance he even discovered mountain biking. His journey started with his wife, who was always into the outdoors, which he was not. They had very different views of fun, as he wanted to go enjoy city life (food, drinking, night life, etc). In 2012 he surprised her with a road trip to the mountains; they went “hiking” and it did not go well for him. “I was overweight, lazy, and not ready to be at 8,500 feet,” he said. “After barely surviving half a mile, something sparked inside me that I needed to lose some weight, but I was not ready to start running—there had to be a fun way to exercise. Then it hit me as we entered an outdoor recreation shop—mountain bikes.”
ULTRA ENDURANCE RACER
More than 20 years ago, a gangly 7th-grader Kurt Refsnider entered his first mountain bike race at the Minnesota Zoo, and he has been racing ever since. After bouncing around the road and cyclocross scenes while in graduate school, he eventually returned to the dirt and became enamored by probing mental and physical limits in multi-day ultra-endurance events, winning and setting records in some of the toughest bikepacking races in the United States – Tour Divide, the Arizona Trail 300 and 750, the Colorado Trail Race, Alaska's Iditarod Trail Invitational and more. Kurt also makes time for exploring new landscapes at a much more relaxed pace on multi-week bikepacking expeditions. Amid all those miles, Kurt is also an endurance cycling coach (www.ultraMTB.net), the Executive Director of Bikepacking Roots (www.bikepackingroots.org), and an advocate for preserving our wild places and public lands.
Winter X Games Athlete
Drew Nielson left an indelible mark on the snowboard world. In his accomplished career, Nielson won 9 races on the FIS World Cup Snowboardcross Tour, gold medals at the 2000 Gravity Games 2000 ESPN Winter X Games, which ended Shaun Palmer's streak of three consecutive X Games gold medals. Now he spends much of his time on Canadian mountains with fellow boarding and biking buddy Brett Tippie, always looking for the stoke that only the night can provide.
Pro Downhill Enduro Racer
Vincent Kimber is a pro downhill, enduro, dual slalom racer and full time construction worker. He likes “flowy, jumpy stuff to ride the best, day or night.” His preferred NiteRider setup is a 4200 Enduro Remote on the bars and Lumina Dual 1800 on the helmet.