Mountain bike rider Brandon Semenuk competes at Red Bull Rampage 2013 in Utah
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Hi, my name is Brandon Semenuk. My discipline is mountain bike freeride. I was born on 2 February 1991 in Whistler, British Columbia. My special talent is rally car racing. The most important person in my life is actually lots of people, too many to name. My favourite food is Mexican. My favourite music is a little bit of everything.

Bio

Growing up in the mountain bike paradise of Whistler, British Columbia, there was no way Brandon Semenuk was not going to learn how to ride a mountain bike at a young age. His older brother got him into the sport when Brandon was just six years old and by age nine, he started entering cross country mountain bike races on the Cycling BC circuit.

At 14, Brandon was burning out on racing and discovered the world of freestyle mountain biking -- jumps, tricks, and less rules and regulations. At that point, he transitioned over to freeriding and the rest, as they say, is history.

In 2011 and 2012, he won the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour overall title (earning six wins on the tour in 2012 alone) and he scored a silver medal at the X Games debut of slopestyle mountain biking in Germany in 2013. He also took the win at his first Red Bull Rampage appearance in 2008 at age 17.

In between his busy contest schedule, Brandon somehow manages to make time for filming, too. In 2011, he teamed up with Red Bull to create a YouTube series called “Life Behind Bars,” which followed Brandon on his journeys around the world and riding on his own home turf.

The series was an instant success. So much so that when Brandon took time off from contests in 2013, he decided to join forces with Freeride Entertainment and Red Bull Media House to collaborate on an even bigger film project, a full-length movie called “Rad Company,” due out in the spring of 2014.

The feature film follows Brandon, as well as fellow riders Cam Zink, Graham Agassiz, Cam McCaul, Stevie Smith, Thomas Genon, Ryan Howard, Yannick Granieri and others, on travels from British Columbia to Utah and beyond.

“I definitely enjoy filming and coming up with concepts,” Brandon says. “I wanted to create something that hasn’t been around, a really progressive film that focuses on the riding.”

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. 1st Place: FMB World Tour

      With the third place at Red Bull Rampage 2014, Semenuk secured his third FMB World Tour overall title in the five-year history of the tour.

  2. 2014
    1. 1st Place: Red Bull Joyride

      Semenuk was also the winner in 2013

      Whistler, BC, Canada

  3. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Bearclaw Invitational

      Mount Washington, Canada

    2. 1st Place: Crankworx Les 2 Alpes Slopestyle

      Les Deux Alpes, France

  4. 2012
    1. 1st Place: FMB World Tour

    2. 1st Place: Bearclaw Invitational

      Mount Washington, Canada

    3. 1st Place: Colorado Freeride Festival - Shimano Slopestyle

      Colorado, USA

  5. 2011
    1. 1st Place: FMB World Tour