Monday, March 8, 2021

Freewheelers BMX Chronicles

Luc and I met in the summer of 1976 when I moved to Saint-Antoine from the US.  We hit it off immediately.  We were both obsessed with motocross.  Riding our pedal bikes every single day, pretending to be our dirt bike heroes.  In high school, everyone knew us as the BMX guys.  Always on our BMX bikes.  Obsessed with riding and learning new tricks.  We were inseparable.  From 1985 through 1987, we performed BMX Freestyle shows in Atlantic Canada.  Luc Melanson and Mike LeBlanc, the Freewheelers BMX Trick Team.  Sponsored by Mike’s Bike Shop.  Still best friends even today, 45 years later.  And still riding bikes. 

The idea behind this page started on New Year’s day of this year.  Hanging out, rummaging through old photos, telling stories.  I was amazed at how much I remembered.  I was also amazed at how much I had forgotten.  In the end, all that will be left are the stories and the photos.  Documenting them as they come up, in case one day I won’t be able to remember them anymore.  Any volunteers to come read them back to us when we’re at the nursing home?

If you also love BMX, maybe even rode back in the day, or if you just love hearing our BMX stories from the absolute best times of our lives as well as our modern day return back to our BMX roots, like our page…


Mike and Luc


1 comment:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Count me in as a happy volunteer to read them back to you two! I am a fair-weather cycling enthusiast, but even as that, I enjoy reading your tales. Thanks for sharing!