DreamRide III – video

Mike Hopkins' epic journey comes to an end


DreamRide III

We’ve seen mountains and jungles and canyons run deep. We’ve raced lava, chased sunsets, and found caves in our sleep. The good old dream – where things are never quite as they seem. Here we go again, Come on old friend. We’ve got one more story before we turn in.

Mike Hopkins’ epic journey comes to an end in the final chapter of the DreamRide trilogy. Press play and be marveled.

It’s the perfect place to finally rest. We’ve given our all, our very best. But all good things must come to an end. So here’s to our final story, my friend. We bid you farewell, with hearts open wide. And thank you for joining our final DreamRide.

DreamRide III

A Letter to a couple of Rad Companies:
Working with Diamondback, and more recently ION has provided opportunities that don’t typically exist in the our industry. From my first day, I experienced a group of people who not only appreciated creativity but fostered and invested in it, which for an athlete like myself felt like a meeting of the minds. You see, I’m not your “Insta-famous” athlete, my social media game is far from strong, which wouldn’t and doesn’t work for a lot of companies.

I’m the guy that takes on a project, rallies a band of talented individuals, disappears for a couple months and comes out of the woods with a final piece that will hopefully be a little different and speak to audiences. Diamondback has understood this formula and supported our outlandish ideas from the beginning
requiring a monumental amount of trust on their part. No matter how “out there” the ideas, the only guidelines I have ever been given are as follows:

1.) Be different
2.) Don’t miss the deadline
3.) Make sure you hit the first two

Diamondback and ION believe in creativity without parameters which has allowed our team to explore new ideas and carve our own path. So here’s us tipping our hats to you, thanks for enabling us to be all kinds of weird.

Cheers, Mike Hopkins and The Dream Team

DreamRide 3 is brought to you by Diamondback Bikes and the 2018 Diamondback Release. Along with presenting partner ION Apparel.

All imagery was shot by Bruno Long.
Directed by Mike Hopkins
Produced by Mike Hopkins/Juicy Studios
Filming by Scott Secco and Andre Nutini
Edited by Scotty Carlson
Written by Lacy Kemp and Mike Hopkins

Check out more videos on Mtbr, including the equally amazing DreamRide I and DreamRide II.

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