Julien Prenez, France

I  started my love story with mountain biking 16 years ago from racing XC to local DH races in my local mountains of Vosges (Eastern France). I found the real definition of biking when I first came in British Columbia in 2010, Dre offered me the chance to become the first Intern of the BC Bike Race in the famous North Shore of Vancouver. This single track pilgrimage opened my mind about what mountain bike is all about : trails, friends and adventures. I was the first Frenchie to race the BCBR in 2011, back home I founded the Giromagny Enduro Team with my best friend. We decided to come back all together for a mayhem trip across BC in 2016. You can watch the movie called The Wild Ride West  Now I am in charge of marketing in France for the MTB and surf clothing brand ION. I like to ride my bike for fun, but also like to organize Enduro races in Vosges, or going on a bike & surf trip with my girlfriend in exotic places like Canaries, Madeira or Bali. For me nothing is better than the trails & the spirit of BC.