My name is Mark Matthews, I’m an adventurous fun-living freerider born and raised on Vancouver Island. We are blessed with some of the best riding on the planet and the rugged mountain terrain has shaped my riding style. The constant drive to progress my riding ability and challenge myself helped share my career as a rider.
So far the top highlights of my career are winning Airprentice in 2012, being invited to Red Bull Rampage in 2013, getting various magazine shots, bringing awareness to the mountain bike scene by partnering with big mainstream brands, and winning the Deep Summer Photo Challenge at Crankworx, Whistler.
I value our sport and want to see it grow. As professional riders, it is our job to bring awareness to how awesome mountain biking is. The more people on bikes the better! Everyday I’m out on adventures looking for the next big line, unique location, or new riding scene. At the end of the day I want to share these adventures with my fan base and show people what our sport is all about.
Everything from helmets, to pads and clothing. I love it all. The trail RS is my helmet of choice on everyday rides, when I’m shredding DH or hucking new tricks I’m rocking a XULT helmet. The Pivot 6.1 jersey is my favorite style offered currently. I find the all the iXS gear stylish, comfortable, and breathable!
Lives in: CAN
iXS Gear: Helmets, Pads & Apparel