The Monster Energy Moto Zone is hands down the ultimate spot at MECOG for extreme sports action! We are very proud to showcase some of Canada’s best freestyle motocross riders!
Kris Foster – FMX
Kris Foster has been building his passion for riding since the early age of three. He grew up in the rolling hills of a small town in British Columbia’s interior, Chase BC. Kris spent countless hours idolizing FMX videos, such as Crusty Demons, Terrafirma and Wrathchild, which lead him to copy his idols and create his own video at the young age of 12 which planted the seeds of Freestyle from an early age. Kris’s parents Rick and Donna support his future goals in every way and soon helped him race at 12 years old. At age fifteen Kris began racing in the Pro class. After a successful run in the Canadian Arenacross championships and a Supercross Moto win in Liverpool he began to look for new ways to experience his sport. In the midst of endless natural terrain in Kamloops, Freestyle and Freeriding was the next step forward for his career. With a strong background in Mountain biking and BMX, Kris always knew he wanted to make edits that push the boundaries of Freeriding while incorporating a style of all three sports. His dreams became reality when Monster Energy’s “Limelite” gave Kris the opportunity he needed and he took the Moto industry by storm with a 165’ step-down. Kris put countless hours of hard work and dedication into this video which paid off as it earned him a spot in the X-Games of 2014 in Austin Texas. Kris’s opportunity at the X-games proved his talent as he was 4th place finisher in Speed and Style.
Brett Turcotte – Snowmobile
Brett Turcotte, the 2008 SnoCross silver medalist and one-time rider for Blair Morgan, has left racing behind and will make his Freestyle debut at XG 2016. His competitors, however, say Turcotte is no rookie. In 2015 he competed in X Games Speed & Style and judge Drake McElroy called him a dark horse to win. In his Quarterfinal with Joe Parsons he was making good on that prediction until his sled broke down. Turcotte has a strong background in backcountry free riding and a massive freestyle compound on the 100 acres at his home in Kamloops, British Columbia. He spent his summer riding in the 2015 Monster Energy Center of Gravity festival. He and his fiancee are expecting a baby in April.
Kyle Demelo – FMX
Kyle Demelo’s already mastered some of the hardest tricks in freestyle motocross, and most of them he’s taught himself, by trial and error. It helps that he has a 50-acre playground, including a foam pit, jumps, and a track, all of which he built himself on his parents’ ranch in Oliver, British Columbia. Kyle started riding at age three, and he started racing bikes as a teenager. By the time he was 15, he started building jumps on his parents’ property and getting into freestyle motocross. He took fourth place at an American Freestyle Motocross Association competition in California and then snagged a coveted invite to spend a week learning new tricks at the Red Bull compound. With help from guys like Travis Pastrana and Nate Adams, he’s mastered backflip combos, flairs, and more. You’ll see Kyle lighting up the podium at Night of the Jumps, X Games, Red Bull X-Fighters, and more. “I just want to keep learning new tricks,” Kyle says, “and having fun in the process.”
Reagan Sieg – FMX / Timber Sled
When it comes to BIG names in the freestyle world, few Canadians have made the cut. One of that elite group is Vernon, BC’s Reagan Sieg, who is credited for earning a bronze medal in his very first Van’s Triple Crown FMX Contest and now he’s becoming recognized for his abilities on a “snow bike.”
Most recently, Reagan entertained crowds at the Nanaimo and Kamloops Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals as part of the Milot Land Tour halftime show. It’s only a tip of the ice berg as the KTM rider has a schedule packed with concerts, demo tours and contests until the snow comes. When it does, he’ll be prepared with his track-kit, turbo-equipped KTM 450 SX-F.