Some people ride to push their limits. Others live for the thrill. For Dakoda Tagg, riding is about connecting with his dog, aptly named Ryder. Together, they race the rocky trails of Gunnison, Co, never more than a few yards apart. “It doesn’t matter where we’re going,” he says. “We’re just riding.”  

It’s hard to describe the feeling of freedom we can experience on a trail. When everything clicks, nothing should get in the way—especially not your bike. Dakoda relies on Devinci’s quiver killing Troy, whether he’s smashing laps in Crested Butte’s Bike Park or going out for an evening pedal with his dog.  

Watch Dakoda and Ryder carve paths through the boulder-studded deserts and towering peaks of Colorado. 

Video & photos - David Dieckhaus