MUD ROCKER as told by Marc-Antoine
If winter sports were a trigger, Tribu has never been afraid to venture into other action sports.
In 2014 and 2015, the Mud Rocker Mountain Bike and BMX competition was born and brought together more than ten thousand enthusiasts. Athletes were then invited to launch themselves on large modules installed directly on Saint-Laurent Boulevard. For the occasion, our team had to bring tons of dirt in the heart of downtown.
Among the attendees was Marc-Antoine Lalonde, a ski and BMX enthusiast. At the age of 18, he had been invited by one of his sponsored friends who was participating in the competition.
“I kind of signed up at the last minute on a whim because I didn’t really think I had a place, I wasn’t really at the same level as the pros.”
Inspired by adrenaline, Marc-Antoine managed some 360 degrees with his BMX before really deciding to push his own limits.
“It was really a whim. I was looking at the other participants around me, they were all my age and they all looked normal like me. They were all doing crazy tricks and I figured the backflip had been on my list for a long time… so if there was a time to do it, it was there!”
Mission accomplished, it is at Mud Rocker that Marc-Antoine made his very first backflip!
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“I was lucky I signed up, it was such a great experience, it was sick!”