If you caught our interview with Pascal Lafontaine the other week, you would have heard that he is now riding for MagLock Bike Pedals, which after a a battle with cancer that took Pascal’s leg, has allowed him to get back on his bike thanks to a prosthetic leg, these pedals and a magnet in his shoe. Check out this quick promo where Pascal puts his pegs to good use and these pedals. So stoked to see Pascal shredding again!
There are a lot of things in this world that are unfair and less than ideal situations to be in. A few months ago, Pascal Lafontaine found that out the hard way when he was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer in his leg. With few options, the doctors and Pascal decided to amputate his leg to prevent the cancer from spreading.
When it comes to BMX, being healthy and having your body working properly is very important and as many of you know, having two legs is ideal. It might be ideal, but one thing you need to remember is that it takes A LOT to stop a BMX rider from riding.
Pascal recently picked back up where he left off thanks to a prosthetic leg and a lot of ambition to get back the riding that plays a huge role in his life. Between chemo therapy, he has been working on getting dialed again, and that alone is beyond impressive since that stuff will kick your ass.
We caught up with Pascal to talk a little bit about his battle with cancer, what it’s like to ride with a prosthetic leg and what his plans are now that he’s about to get the all clear from his doctors… Check it!
Name: Pascal Lafontaine
Very shortly before Pascal Lafontaine found out that he had a rare cancer in his foot that ultimately lead to amputation, he spent some time at Le Taz skatepark stacking clips for this promo for the Budgie pedals from Social Bike Co.! Hit play and take in all this gold because it’s going to be a little while until we see a fresh video from Pascal as he re-learns to ride with a prosthetic!
“Pascal headed indoors to Taz skatepark during winter and came back with this killer pedal promo.
Filmed by Charles Remillard and Vincent Blain, edited by Pascal
Song: You On The Run – The Black Angels
Budgie pedal info socialbikeco.com/products/budgie-pedal/
Pascal’s team page socialbikeco.com/team-2/pascal-lafontaine/”
Life is funny. One day you can be on top of the world, then out of no where you can have your life flipped upside down. Recently, our good friend and one of Canada’s finest BMX riders, Pascal Lafontaine, was diagnosed with a cancer called Ewing Sarcoma in his right foot. Due to the cancer, on June 10th they were forced to amputate his foot and part of his leg to keep the cancer from spreading.
As you can imagine, with something like this it is very sudden and unexpected and because of it, Pascal is being forced to re-learn how to do his whole life with the use of prosthetics. This has also forced him to put BMX on the back burner for the time being until he can get a prosthetic designed similar to Kurt Yaegar’s to get him back on his bike.
Despite being put in a shitty situation, Pascal is staying positive and working his ass off to get back to his life and riding.
Prior to finding out the news, Pascal had shot a ton of riding photos that would be his last before going through the emergency amputation surgery that you can check out by visiting the link below! We have also included a quick clip of Pascal doing his physical therapy to re-learn how to walk! We hope you can all send Pascal some positive vibes to help keep him motivated to get back on the bike, we sure are!
Pascal Lafontaine just hit us up with a new edit featuring him and Vincent Blain! These clips are “scraps” for a full-length video that didn’t make the cut! Lucky for you, they are now online for you to enjoy! Check it!
After being out for over a year now, Pascal Lafontaine and Nicolas Poitras-Gamache decided it was time to get their section online for everyone to check out. We’ve seen a bunch of videos from this team in the past and they never disappoint… You better believe a section they put together for a DVD is even better. Take a look!
“The Hunt part from Pascal Lafontaine shot in Paris and Montréal.
Film and Cut : Nicolas Poitras-Gamache
song : Sushi Roll – Justin Petitclerc / facebook.com/justin.petitclerc?fref=ts”