Ride With the Locals: Regnier, Quéré and Bruni in Provence

May 11, 2015
by Guillaume Le Guillou  
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There is a place in the South of France where it’s good to be, where the temperatures are always warm and where there is such a special spirit…

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Ah la Provence” Its weather, atmosphere and location is an invitation to wander on all its trails. In the heart of the Provence, there is one special mountain that has everything a mountain biker could dream about: an alpine ground with a sea view and some gnarly, technical and steep tracks.

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  Hello I'm Loic.

It is in this very special place that the first edition of ''Ride Together'' was held. This concept and event was born around a drink, “un apéro” between friends on the Vieux Port of Marseille.

Marseille from the summit of gemenos
  Marseille from the top of Gemenos.

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  The idea was quite simple: to get together some top riders along with riders from all levels, backgrounds and ages.

Bryan was on fire! Dust in the air...

One and only one goal: ride together in a friendly atmosphere where everyone would feel at ease and enjoy the day. No strass, no glam… Pure and true spirit! Riding at its finest that’s it!

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For this first edtion, Loic Bruni (Lapierre), Bryan Regnier (YT) and Nicolas Quéré (Commençal) were pleased with this idea and decided to come.

The crew
Bryan Regnier, Cédric Carrez, Loic Bruni, and Nico Quéré.

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  Bryan Regnier.

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  Loic Bruni.

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Nico Quéré.

Yannick Granieri and I couldn’t make it both because of an injury.

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Nico Quéré is a nice guy, that seems to always have fun on his bike.

The event was shared on Facebook only to a few invited local riders along with some other riders.

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  Loic and Bryan.

Very soon there were 50 riders ready for a massive day on the rocky and dusty trails of our Sainte Baume.

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  50 riders enjoying riding together from all horizons and all levels, it was a real melting pot of riders.

The afternoon was dedicated to riding. Some shuttles were organized on the famous road of “l’Espigoulier”. Chatting, riding and laughing!

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  There was such a good atmosphere.

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Some photographers and cameraman were dispatched on the tracks to capture this special moment, where top pilots and amateur ride together with a single and same idea in mind making the most of this day and share their passion.

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  One of the funniest thing of this run: riding through a cave!

How great it is to see some guys like Loic Bruni laughing and fooling around, and our local young guns trying to chase those three pro-riders? In a nutshell, this day was all about drifting, playing and riding hard on some dusty, rocky trails. Southern France style!

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  Loic having fun with his enduro bike.

And to conclude such a day what’s better than having a beer all together at the small bar of La Pipe with a pétanque field and some good music thanks to Vince and his Phoenix RedBull car?

  RedBull sound system.

The RDV next year is already set for the 2nd edition and I hope to see as much passion and people for another epic day of ''Ride Together''.

Bryan full speed at the end of the day.
  Bryan Regnier full speed for the last run of the day.

Event organizer: Cédric Carrez

The official video will come very soon.

MENTIONS: @Lapierre-Bikes


  • 8 1
 has there been a review of the Capra yet?
  • 7 0
 They were not readily available in North America, but stay tuned Smile
  • 6 0
 no strass. Smile
  • 1 0
 Thanks! The Vital review is what I was looking for. Guess I better start saving up!
  • 5 2
 Actually, life accomplisched
  • 2 1
 Did anyone else start singing there's a place in France where the.... Never mind
  • 2 0
 I wanna ride through a cave!!!
  • 2 0
 On dirait le sud, le temps dure longtemps… (Nino Ferrer)
  • 3 1
 I can die happy now
  • 1 0
 good things never happen next to me:-((
  • 1 0
 Regnier's kit looks dope. Love that goggles and FF combo...
  • 1 0
 I was there
  • 2 5
 booba (french rapper) is that you?
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