IN THE DIRT is a documentary film about a group of passionate Native American cyclists who attempt to bring the sport of mountain biking to the Navajo Nation, where no bike shops exist.

In 2018, retired pro cyclist Scott Nydam and his family moved to Gallup, New Mexico to pursue a healthcare job for his wife. Soon after their arrival, Scott began meeting passionate mountain bikers across the 28,000-mile expanse of the Navajo Nation who loved the bike and wanted to bring the sport to their communities. The only problem is no bike shops existed. Through a grassroots native-led effort, this group of dedicated cyclists and their families have overcome countless odds to build a cycling culture that today has become the fastest-growing recreational sport on the Navajo Nation.

How to see the movie: The film is currently available through community screenings. Consider hosting or see below for an upcoming date in your area! New events are being added daily.


Organize a community screening in your local area.



Theatrical Release on the Navajo Nation.

Window Rock Cinema November 3rd-9th,

Black Mesa Twin & Tuba City Twin November 3rd- 16th.


Patagonia Santa Cruz, CA Click here to RSVP

NOVEMBER 15,2023

University of New Mexico, Gurley Hall 1124 Wednesday Nov. 15, 2023 3:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 18,2023

Colorado Springs, Colorado. Click here for Tickets


Santa Fe New Mexico. Santa Fe Place Mall (inside, next to Boot Barn) 6pm


Gallup, New Mexico. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 6:30pm Elmorro Theater and event center

Call or email for further information: 505-863-1291 bmartin@gallupnm.gov

JANUARY 6, 2024

Historic Totah Theater, Farmington NM

Event Schedule:

12:00 PM: Community MTB ride withFarmington Area Singletrack (FAST) at Anasazi TH. Weather dependent. If trails are saturated, plan B is an in-town bike cruise on our river trails.

5:00 PM: Invite-only reception. Please inquire for more details.

6:30 PM: Totah doors open to public

7:00 PM: Introduction and movie(s) starts.8:00(ish): Q&A with movie cast and crew.

CONTACT: Evan Pilling, epilling@fmtn.org for additional details.

JANUARY 12 ,2024

Ratio Beer Works, 2030 S. Cherokee St. Denver Colorado 80223 Get tickets here

JANUARY 25 ,2024

Fort Peck Community College James E. Shanely Tribal Library, Poplar, Montana 6:00 PM

JANUARY 30 ,2024

Rehoboth High School, 211 Tse Yaaniichii St. Rehoboth , New Mexico 87322 6:30 PM.


Portland, OR Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton Street 7:00PM Get tickets here

FEBRUARY 7-10,2024

Boulder, Colorado, Dairy Center for the Arts: For tickets visit https://thedairy.org/event/in-the-dirt/2024-02-07/ Screening will include live Q&A with the director and producer. SEATING IS LIMITED. Showtimes: 2/7   7:00 PM (SOLD OUT) , 2/8   4:30, 2/9 PM   7:00 PM, 2/20   7:30 PM

FEBRUARY 15-19,2024

Nevada City, California. Official Selection, Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Screening time TBA


FEBRUARY 23,,2024

Sunflower Theatre Cortez, Colorado For tickets visit www.sunflowertheatre.org Hosted by Zuma Bike Ranch


MARCH 14,2024

Rodeo Labs: https://www.rodeo-labs.com hosted by Sacred Place https://www.sacredplace.co/events/in-the-dirt

679 Sheridan Blvd. Unit B Lakewood, CO, 80214 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets: sacredplace.co/events/in-the-dirt

MARCH 23,2024

Moab, Utah: Screening and Group Ride . Time: Screening Time: 6:30 PM and Group Ride Noon Locations: High School Auditorium and Group Ride Brands Trail

MARCH 30,2024

Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival 7:00–10:00 PM | Session 4 | Indigenous Program |
Orpheum Theater https://flagstaffmountainfilms.org

April 3,2024

Steamboat Springs, CO Bud Werner Memorial Library. 1289 Lincoln Ave. Q&A with the director/producer and other crew members. Tickets site coming soon.

(970) 879-0240

After part at the Westerly: 8:30-whenever. https://the-westerly.com

April 10,2024

Nordegg, Alberta, Canada The Nordegg Off Road Cycling Association https://www.facebook.com/groups/154233511817896/

April 12,2024

Evergreen High School 29300 Buffalo Park Rd, Evergreen, Colorado 80439 Food, Games, Silent Auction and Prizes at 6pm Film at 7pm . For tickets: http://www.evergreenhsmtb.com/film-fest.html

Learn more about our non-profit partner.

Silver Stallion's mission is to see kids develop agency and flourish within positive relationships, healthy lifestyles, and bicycle skills development. Learn more. Silver Stallion


Silver Stallion Bicycles and Coffee @silverstallionbicyclecoffee

Scott Nydam @scottnydam

Vincent Salabye @Vsalabye

Franklin Cook @milenko_79

Kaiden Yazzie @kaiden_yazzie_

Dominique Clichee @dominiqueclichee

Terence Yazzie @tyz.ig

Rezduro @rezduro

T.C. Johnstone @tcjohnstone

MT Garcia @dziltah_haseyah


Scott Nydam: Silver Stallion Founder

Vincent Salabye: Coach

AJ Murphy: Coach

Jotham Ippel: Social Worker

Thea James: Social Worker

Albert Avery: Social Worker

Tanisha Bitsoi: Teacher

Lorenzo Manuelito: Coach

Randy Bitsue: Coach

Terence Yazzie: Trail builder

Frank Cook: Coach

Marvin Callo James: Trail Builder

Nigel James: Rider

Germaine Simonson: Rezduro Founder

MT Garcia: Rider


Director: T.C. Johnstone

Producer: Kristen Johnstone
 Line Producer: Caroline Beaton
Executive Producer: Rising From Ashes Foundation, Catena Foundation, Pam Tanner Boll

Director of Photography: Tim Grant

Additional Camera: Andrew Robinson, Brendan Young, Jack Zakrajsek, Cam Boll
Drone Operator: Jack Zakrajsek, Will Gardner

Sound: Kristen Johnstone, Jack Zakrajsek

Photographer: Ryan Scheer, Shaun Price