Born and raised in the traffic cone capital of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Tristan Lemire is not one to be affiliated with a concrete jungle. He is very much okay with being in the woods all day, further from the street lights and traffic. That's what he's best known for. His interest in the sport kicked off with a visit the water park in Bromont, QC, which is adjacent to their trail network and chairlift. Tristan, at the age of six, asked his dad if he could give mountain biking there a try and hasn't left the scene ever since. He was enrolled in Dirtcamp mountain bike camp in Bromont at the age of 8 and quickly made his way up through the group levels. Naturally, racing his bike came next. He's banked countless podium finishes and not to mention wins in categories way above his age. Impressive feat for someone who was half the size and nearly half the age of some of his competitors. He's ridden for a fair share of supporters over the years and made a name for himself while doing so. He'll be entering his first Junior year in 2021 with none other than the Commencal / Muc-Off team to keep him on the ball. There are definitely big shoes to fill right off the bat. Luckily, he seems to have the whole speed thing all figured out.
The kid's got all the tools in his back yard to continue to push the envelope of what's possible for him to achieve. At this rate, the sky is definitely the limit. Access to bigger mountains may be a little harder to come by while living in Eastern Canada, but he and many other that surround him make the absolute most of what is offered. It's a formula that is surely working. Tristan's adopted home town of Bromont has been the hub for the gravity fed sport for many years and even hosted numerous World Cups up until not too long ago. It's a classic spot when thinking of where to ride in Quebec. Other trail centres are following suit with a proper push in developing and growing their networks. Just a few hours east in Lac Beauport, Sentier du Moulin is now considered the top place to ride without chair access in the area. It's easy to see that La Belle Province
is the choice this side of the Rockies. For a young athlete, this is a very good thing.
Four coat hangers heavily weighted by the sheer number of awards collected so far.
Green room in Bromont. If you know, you know.
Freshly open trails and early morning light as the network near Quebec awakens.