Freerider and Mountain Bike Legend Jordie Lunn Passes Away in Crash

Jordie Lunn competing in the Crankworx Whip Offs in Whistler BC in Aug. 2019

Jordie Lunn competing in the Crankworx Whip Offs in Whistler BC in Aug. 2019

The 36-year-old had been riding along a trail in Cabo San Lucas on October 9 when he was involved in 'tragic accident, ' his family shared in a release to Pink Bike.

Jordie lost his life doing exactly what he loved.

"Jordie had an incredible 20-plus-year career as a mountain biker".

"This loss to his family, his fans and everyone that had the handsome opportunity to meet this incredible individual we call our brother, will be felt for years to come as "legends never die" and Jordie f*cking Lunn in my heart will never ever be forgotten!"

"It's better he died riding his bike than in a plane crash or something terrible like that", he told the CBC.

A profile on the website of Rockstar Energy Drink, which was one of his sponsors, says he started BMX racing at age 11 and when he was about 15 his bother "dragged him out to a mountain bike race". He was the top Canadian at Mont-Sainte-Anne in 2003, the second-ranked North American in the 2003 World Cup standings, and the best-trick victor at several competitions, including John Henry Jump Jam 2012 and Whistler Crankworx 2012.

Lunn's legacy will include the huge tricks and death defying stunts he performed regularly. He also starred in popular self-produced mountain biking videos, like his series "Rough AF".

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Lunn built mountain- and dirt-biking trails around the Island, together with his father and brothers, and a crew of friends.

Friends and family say B.C. mountain biker Jordie Lunn was doing what he loved when he died Wednesday.

"Our hearts are broken!"

A statement published on Pinkbike from his family reads...

Lunn soon switched gears to take up free-riding and, over the course of his career, has competed on every stage in freeride mountain biking. Thank you for all you have done Jordie ... you are a fabulous human being. "My condolences go out to his family because I know he loved his brothers and I know he was their glue". I love you and will never forget you.

A Vancouver Island man who gained global recognition and championship titles for his considerable skills on two wheels has died. Among his accomplishments were the downhill biking trails at Bear Mountain Resort near Victoria.

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