The Rise is proud to present a 6-episode Web Series covering the 2019 Partymaster Tour. You’re most likely familiar with the concept by now if you watched Last Year’s series, but despite following the same guidelines as the previous Partymaster Tours, it is safe to say nothing was the same. Weather it comes to the invited riders, the locations visited or issues encountered, the 2019 Partymaster Tour comes as a breath of fresh air pushing nothing but Bike Riding and Rock’n’Roll! In addition to it’s team riders, The Rise invited international riders Tom Kilcoyne (GBR), Max Otzelberger (DEU) and Pavel Alekhin (RUS) on the adventure. Most of the guys were meeting for the first time and had never ridden together, but as soon as they hit the first stop of the Tour, that didn’t seem to matter at all. It almost looked as if the guys knew each other for years and they quickly started hyping each other’s riding and laughing. At that very moment was the birth of a camaraderie that carried on for the whole tour and made for some unforgettable memories.

Photos by Julien Grimard / Keven Rousseau / Jeremy Menduni / Tom Kilcoyne

The vibe settles in as the guys warm up
Samuel Croteau with a wallplant 270 out

The tour kicked off with a busy first day; starting the day with an early street session at Montreal’s iconic Wallride School, then driving towards Sherbrooke to get ready for their Barn Mayhem event happening later that night. Despite the intense heat and early morning, the session quickly got heated as everyone was as pumped to ride as to watch others. The different options offered by Wallride School are a perfect match for the diversity within the group and everyone found interesting new lines for themselves.

Pavel Alekhin blasting a tailwhip to fakie
Max Otzelberger warming up for the crowd

The Barn Mayhem takes place in an old Barn hiding an awesome Skatepark built by local riders and is the perfect location to blend rock music with bike riding. There is something very special about riding in an enclosed place with rock bands blasting live music in your face as you ride your bike. It feels as if the energy present in that room amplifies and transmits itself back and forth between musicians and athletes. Same goes for the crowd, which might have emitted more decibels than the bands themselves every time a rider pulled a trick.

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A kind neighbor came to help us out

After leaving the Barn, the plan was to retrieve towards a cottage for a day of relaxation in the middle of the forest. Shortly after arriving on site, they ran into an unexpected problem that took hours of physical work to solve, putting an unexpected twist to what was anticipated as a day off. Running out of options, the boys went for a walk and found a kind neighbor that was happy to help out, and it worked. What started as a very bad situation turned into a positive bonding experience for the whole crew and brought the energy level up a notch for the rest of the day.

A good gesture deserves a good beer, and we made sure he had more than enough

Next on the agenda is Sherbrooke. They had ridden Street 2 days ago, but it was only a few hours spent and the same spot. Now, they had all day to cruise around Sherbrooke for a much anticipated day of Street Riding. As soon as the boys jumped off the bus, it took no time for the hype to get real and bangers to get stacked! It is sometimes unreal how the energy within a group can motivate an individual to accomplish things riding-wise, and that day was the perfect example. Going big, crashing, trying again for hours, and ultimately landing it provides one of the most rewarding feelings one can experience.

Apparently this is what Aidan Horn calls a warm up spot
Ironically, the police let us ride as long as we stayed off the bike lane.
Louis Lhomel after dropping off a rooftop

The beauty of Freestyle Mountain Biking is that you can have fun with it pretty much anywhere. After riding Street and Park, it was time to hit Le Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont. With features ranging from dirt jumps, skateparks and pump tracks to an Olympic velodrome, the crew spends the day riding all over the place and hanging out with the kids. While some guys were sending it on the jumps, others found their share of obstacles to ride and even did a few fixie races around the Velodrome.

Cody Gessel kept pushing these ramps apart until it made no more sense to continue
The kids enjoyed every minute of it
Max Otzelberger with a Tuck No Hander

Victoriaville is a relatively quiet town, yet it holds one of Quebec’s best kept secrets: Dave’s Backyard. Dave Vallée is a Quebec BMX Legend who owns a land on which he built an impressive riding facility. Once we contacted him to stop by during the Tour, he immediately agreed and made sure everything was ready for us. The crew spent all day shredding his compound and then proceeded to celebrate Dave’s Birthday, in a very unique way to say the least.

Dave's backyard is a truly unique place
Tom Kilcoyne - Tailwhip
Matt Macduff vs. Pavel Alekhin. Who do you pick?

The Rise is proud to count on the support of Industry Nine and Le Trou Du Diable for turning this dream into reality. The remaining episodes of the 2019 Partymaster Tour Web Series will be released in a month via their Youtube channel. Make sure to Subscribe so you don’t miss any future releases.

Following the success of their 2018 edition, The Rise presents a sequel web series telling the story of the 2019 Partymaster Tour. Directed by Louis Lhomel, the series follows some of the world’s best Freestyle MTB athletes as they hit the road inside The Rise’s custom bus. Ranging from dreamy backyard setups to lake jumping in festivals and rugged street spots, the locations visited this year did not disappoint. Once again, The Rise gathered a solid lineup of Rock Bands giving wild live performances at various stops along their itinerary. The crew spent most of the tour in the province of Quebec, which is often overlooked for Freestyle MTB, yet offers some truly unique places.

For 2019, The Rise crew invited international riders Tom Kilcoyne (GBR), Max Otzelberger (DEU) and Pavel Alekhin (RUS). The diversity within the riding styles, cultural backgrounds and personalities created an atmosphere where everyone felt involved and motivated to better oneself. The awesome camaraderie made the sessions extremely fun, while taking the riding to whole other level.

I was dreaming to go on tour with The Rise for many years now, because you can feel the atmosphere on their trips without even being there.

Pavel Alekhin

With the support of Industry Nine, Trou du Diable microbrewery and NOS Architecture, the Partymaster Tour carries an unexplainable good vibe propice to unique experiences that are guaranteed to be long remembered. Following their 2018 Partymaster web series, be on the lookout for a complete web series to be released shortly.

Partymaster Tour Grand Premiere at Ritz PDB

What a Beautiful Night! Yesterday was the Official Premiere of our Partymaster Tour Series, a whole lot of awesome people showed up and the feedback has been amazing. We can’t wait to share the complete series with y’all!

Montreal, Canada – November 15, 2018 – The Rise is proud to announce their upcoming Web Serie documenting the 2018 Partymaster Tour. Directed by Louis Lhomel, the serie follows 10 of the best Freestyle Mountain Biking athletes as they hit the road for 16 days, throwing events at unusual locations while mixing Bike Riding with Live Rock music. With such a group of talented adrenaline junkies traveling inside a custom Bus, this epic journey brings  nothing short of gnarly Bike Riding, rowdy Rock Shows and good times.

The Partymaster Tour consists of the whole The Rise Freestyle Mountain Biking Team touring around Quebec and Ontario with their bikes, camping gear and enough sound equipment to set up a professional Rock Show at any given location. Documenting every aspect of the tour, from the riding to the shows with all the mayhem in between, The 2018 Partymaster Tour Web Serie is an all-access pass into the bowels of this crazy adventure. Excitement, fear, passion, struggle and much more all capped in a multi-episode serie that is sure to motivate you to get out there and raise the bar! The Partymaster Tour is not your usual roadtrip; the crew spent months preparing multiple events dispersed along their 16-day itinerary, partnering up with various local businesses such as bicycle shops, bike parks, music bands and venues. Their mission is to bring people together at one-of-a-kind happenings where Freestyle Bike Riding unites with Live Music and the response has been beautiful. By creating these unique events, The Rise is leading the scene in their very own direction and does it with remarkable ability.

“The Rise crew might appear a little rough with long hair, denim and tattoos, but they connect with the kids along the way with a very positive message of having fun on your bike. We ripped it up, laughed and created memories that were impactful. I sure had a great time riding with The Rise crew and I look forward to getting back on the bus next year!”

– Aaron Chase

With the support of Industry Nine, Trou du Diable microbrewery, Jagermeister and Lama Cycles, the Partymaster Tour carries an unexplainable good vibe propice to unique experiences that are guaranteed to be long remembered.

The Serie is set to premiere early 2019, stay tuned!

The time has come! The Rise is honored to announce the second edition of the Partymaster Tour. Coming strong from the success of the first edition, we decided to bring the event to a whole new level: more riders, more bands, and more madness! The Partymaster Tour is a one-of-a-kind happening where freestyle bike riding unites with live music to create the ultimate experience. Riders will hit the road with musicians on board the custom The Rise bus, stopping in 7 major cities across Quebec and Ontario for 16 days of pure awesomeness. Our objective has always been simple; inspire people to get out there and raise the bar to better oneself while having the best time possible. We want to share our stokeness to as many people as possible and share our love for this beautiful lifestyle.

For the 2018 Partymaster Tour, we are excited to announce that legendary mountain biker Aaron Chase will be joining riders Matt Macduff, Cody Gessel, Walter Mayerhofer, Jeremy Menduni, Ben Desjardins, Michel Plonka, Louis Lhomel, Samuel Croteau and more special guests. With such a stacked line up of riders, the Partymaster Tour is guaranteed to host multiple memorable biking sessions you don’t want to miss.

In order to keep your ears and soul begging for more Rock and Roll, The Rise gathered an impressive line up of rising rock and roll sensations. With bands like Blue Cheese, Population II, The Fuzzy Undertones, Palmetto, Light Bulb Alley, Count Ferrara, Bottleneck Jay, Ace of Haze and Go mongo, this year’s edition is one for the history books. Driven by nothing but motivation to leave a positive impact in the community, The Rise will be hosting multiple activities part of the Partymaster Tour; shop stops, group rides, meet and greets, demos, live music and much more! In addition to official merchandise, prizes and giveaways, each stop will give you the chance to try a The Rise Partymaster demo bike and discuss with the very same people who designed it!

The Partymaster Tour is proud to partner up with Industry Nine, Le Trou Du Diable microbrewery and Jagermeister. Industry Nine will be giving away 6 hubs certificates valued at 575$ USD a piece! The Rise will give away 5 of them during the organised stops and 1 will be offered online in a special Partymaster Tour package. See y’all on the road!

The Partymaster Tour is a one-of-a-kind happening where freestyle bike riding unites with live music to create the ultimate experience. Riders hit the road with musicians on board the custom The Rise bus, stopping in major cities across Quebec and Ontario. By bringing the action sport and music cultures together, we inspire people to get out there and raise the bar to better oneself.

"The objective is to create a community that benefits from each other and grows as a group."

The Ride

Daytime rides are organized in collaboration with local bike shops, making them the hub to gather the local cycling community. A great opportunity for fellow riders, fans and locals to connect with The Rise by sessioning their favorite skateparks, dirt jumps and street spots in a friendly atmosphere!

The Shows

Heading into the evening, the bike and the music scenes merge together for an exclusive party. With venues ranging from distilleries to farms, from skateparks to local bars, every show will have its own identity. In order to continue the tour’s high reputation for good times and good tunes, we want to guarantee the highest quality entertainment and best shows possible with the best bands in town!

Watch the 2017 Partymaster Tour: