Jordie Lunn: 1983 - 2019

Oct 11, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  


This week marks two years since the passing of Jordie Lunn at the age of 36. The racer-turned-freerider passed away after a crash while trail riding in Mexico on October 9th, 2019. He was riding in Cabo San Lucas with his friends Darren Berrecloth, Brayden Barrett-Hay, and Greg Watts.

From landing the first-ever 360 flip on 26" wheels, to competing at Rampage, to his mindblowing Rough AF edit series, Jordie was at the forefront of freeride mountain biking for more than a decade. His legacy will live on through the Memorial Bike Park founded in his name in his hometown of Langford that opened earlier this year to help develop more mountain biking talent. Jordie's friendliness, gentle nature, and exuberance for life will be remembered by the entire mountain bike community and we count ourselves lucky to have known him. Here are some of our favourite photos from his incredible riding career.


Photo by Margus Riga
Photo: Margus Riga

Photo Sterling Lorence eyeroam
Photo: Sterling Lorence

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Photo: Eric Palmer

Images for Getting to Know Jordie Lunn article

Jordie Lund rides during the Red Bull Rampage in Virgin Utah USA on 26 October 2018.
Photo: Christian Pondella / Red Bull Content Pool

Image by Ian Collins
Photo: Ian Collins

Jordie Lunn with a huge step down road gap with his dog Vin and brother Craig watching on for the film Rough Af 2 on Vancouver Island British Columbia.

Images for Getting to Know Jordie Lunn article
Photo: Thomas Barbin

Images for Getting to Know Jordie Lunn article
Athlete Jordie Lunn Location Peru

Summer Gravity Camps 2012. Photo by Sterling Lorence.
Photo: Sterling Lorence

Photo by Margus Riga

Shot by Steve Shannon
Photo: Steve Shannon

Photo by Ale Di Lullo
Photo: Ale Di Lullo

Photo by Margus Riga
Photo: Margus Riga

Photo Sterling Lorence eyeroam
Photo: Sterling Lorence

Summer Gravity Camps 2012. Photo by Sterling Lorence.
Photo: Sterling Lorence

Jordie couldn t quite put a full run together but he s still a crowd favorite.
Photo: Trevor Lyden



Rest in peace Jordie, we miss you.

#livelikeJordie


66 Comments

  • 100 2
 Always missed, always a legend. Miss you Jordie! The pictures are fantastic. The one of Jordie and Brett says it all. I am on vacation this week and I am going to send it as hard as I can in his honor.
  • 96 1
 Rough AF 3 remains the heaviest edit I have ever seen. RIP Jordie
  • 40 2
 Ride. In. Peace.
  • 36 1
 Jordie & Stevie Ride in Peace every day, we miss you guys from day 1 till now.
  • 49 2
 probably havin' a good ride with McGazza too
  • 11 1
 @captainderp: I've known all three personally from their early days. Each were actually larger than life.....
  • 20 1
 So loved, thanks guys❤️
  • 19 1
 nuttier than squirrel food, and more epic than the Odissey. what a legend.
  • 14 1
 "To speak the name of the dead is to make him live again." To speak the name of the dead restores the "breath of life to him who has vanished.
  • 10 1
 I met Jordie at the YT Mill in San Clemente grand opening. In the mill, there's a huge image of Jordie dropping in on the tree as pictured above, and I buddy and I were talking about it. Jordie came up right along next to us, and I looked over and could not believe it! I told him it was the craziest thing I'd ever seen anyone do, not just in biking, but in general. I then also mentioned that most times you see someone do something wild and the GoPro footage makes it look smaller than it actually was, but not the ladder drop - it still looked bananas! He laughed, said thanks for the support, shook our hands, and walked off. When he walked off, he was limping significantly and moving slowly.
  • 11 1
 The bike park scene with jordie drifting in his miyata and giving out free t shirts was pure gold. His antics are sorely missed!
  • 9 1
 think about him often...I broke my shoulder on a mundane jump I'd done 1000x and yet have ridden away unscathed from some gnarly stuff over the years. Strange how it works out that way sometimes....
  • 6 1
 The first time I saw Jordie on film was The Collective. That segment in Whistler with Jordie on the hardtail was forever imprinted in my mind as the definition of paradise. His segments exuded so much soul. I never met the guy, but I felt a connection for some reason. When he passed, I cried and cried. Miss you Jord.
  • 3 2
 Eat your heavenly porridge, Jordie!
  • 6 1
 I first met Jordie as a teenager when we went over to his house. He was in his 20's and i had seen him in a bunch of movies and on Drop in at that point, so teenage me was a bit star-struck. He was more than happy to let us ride his jumps and pull the tarp off the foam pit and let us try all the stuff we wanted to learn while giving us advice, demonstration, and tips on how to pull it off. Just a supportive role model of a dude... just so down to earth and genuine. I only met him a couple times after that but ive always carried nothing but respect for him, because he gave respect unconditionally. RIP Jordie. Gone, but not forgotten.
  • 5 1
 As I age and a have become a father, you come to realize life is a blessing and precious. Life on two wheels and man's most noble invention!! Ride in peace brothers and sisters!!
  • 4 1
 I was fortunate enough to get to build a DJ park with Jordie in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island. He was such an amazing builder/biker as well as just a solid guy in general. So friendly to all the kids that came and volunteered, and an incredible mentor!
I was so sad to learn about his passing, I feel so lucky to have gotten the chance to meet him!
  • 1 1
 Is the park still there?
  • 1 0
 @tomich1:
It is… but it isn’t how it was when it was first built. It had a really sick big line originally, but it’s much smaller now. Better for kids I guess.
It should come up if you search for it on google, Cleasby Bike Park, it’s right at the bottom of Cobble Hill Mountain.
  • 7 1
 LEGEND...pure human spirit at its finest...RIP
  • 3 1
 I completely miss the guy even though I didn’t ever meet him. His content was just bad ass and inspiring! We needed more of what he had to offer this sport and his talent was just rich! I’m 49 years old like many of you out there and have been lucky to see the sport evolve with folk like Jordie. He is certainly missed! God Bless him all that he did for Mountain Biking!
  • 3 1
 Not in any way affiliated with this. Saw this artwork of Jordie's huge tree drop reposted by a well known rider on Facebook. www.pinkbike.com/photo/21466240
Artist is Jared Fry. Can purchase a print off www.redbubble.com/people/JaredFry/shop Money is a bit tight right now but I really love the piece and am planning on ordering one.
  • 4 1
 Inspired generations to go above and beyond what's thought possible with balls of fire! RIP Jordie. You're missed by many many.
  • 4 1
 Live on. I have been to his memorial plaque bolted to the rock at the start of Flying Monkey - I did the push ups. I did the left handed throw.
  • 2 1
 I know about the push ups, but what's this about a left handed throw?
  • 1 1
 @barp: He always did a left handed rock throw and had others do it as well. Part of the ritual.
  • 2 1
 What’s the story behind the push ups and throw? If there is one.
  • 1 0
 RIP Jordie. I was not expecting to see myself in one of these photos (which I have never seen before). I attended Summer Gravity Camp (SGC) twice when I was in high school and it was an amazing experience seeing his talent first hand and receiving coaching as well. I have the full face helmet on wearing a grey SGC tee.
  • 2 1
 Rough AF 3 will forever be the greatest mtb video in my eyes. Everyone I've shown it to is just mind blown. Amazing photos. Still can't believe he's gone, hopefully he's doing 360 flips in heaven right now.
  • 1 1
 Yelling and using expletives watching RAF3 for the umpteenth time. So much edge-of-your-seat packed into such a short amount of time. My balls are bleeding. Such an athlete and ambassador to this sport.
  • 2 0
 From everything I have heard Jordie was someone we could look up to as a rider and as a decent human being. RIP Jordie!
  • 4 1
 RIP brotha.
  • 4 1
 LOVE
  • 2 1
 Really glad that he had a renaissance in his mtb career before he passed away. He really gave it his all.
  • 3 1
 ❤️
  • 1 1
 From his scene in Ride to the Hills until his recent Videos Jordie always gave it his all just like Stevie
  • 1 1
 Was he one of the first to land a 720 on video? Can t remenber which one but probably a NWD
  • 1 1
 paul basagoitia NWD6
  • 1 1
 @Sylvain38: ok thanks
  • 1 1
 If we could all be a little more like Jordie the world would be a better place. #livelikejordie
  • 1 1
 Really wish some of the sticker / sock / etc. fundraisers for Jordie and Stevie legacy projects were still going.
  • 1 1
 there are some links above
  • 1 0
 Mahalomydude.com for stickers, they just announced that they raised 10,000 CAD in the last 2 years for the memorial fund.
  • 1 1
 i first met jordie at whistler gravity camp with shandro. did not even know who he was. legend.
  • 1 0
 The world is sadder with out him. Rip.
  • 1 0
 Rough AF In Peace JL. Legend \m/
  • 1 0
 Ride Forever. Much respect.
  • 2 1
 Ah man RIP
  • 1 1
 RIP. The man, who defined freeride for many people.
  • 1 1
 Gone but never forgotten. Time to crank out some push ups!!!
  • 1 1
 Miss him , ride in peace!
  • 2 1
 Absolute legend
  • 2 1
 Ride in paradise ❤️
  • 1 1
 Love ya Jordie! Ride in Peace Bro...
  • 2 1
 Ride in Valhalla
  • 1 1
 Just did 30 for Jordie!!!
  • 2 1
 Eat your porridge!
  • 1 1
 Beautiful human and great loss to our community ❤.
  • 1 1
 One of mountain bikings most influential personalities. Rest easy Jord
  • 1 1
 forever the face of freeride.
  • 1 0
 RIP bruv
  • 1 0
 #roughaf
  • 1 1
 Rip dude
  • 1 1
 He is buff! RIP
  • 1 1
 The real deal.

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