Pro Jordie Lunn Dead at 36 Following his Accident in Mexico

Canadian mountain bike legend Jordie Lunn died after a biking accident in Mexico earlier this week ... his family announced on Friday. He was 36.

Pro Jordie Lunn Dead at 36 Following his Accident in Mexico

Lunn -- a BMX racer and free rider -- was trail riding in Cabo with his friends when he got into an accident and suffered a fatal head injury.

"Jordie lost his life doing exactly what he loved," Lunn's family said in a statement to Pinkbike.

"Jordie had an incredible 20+ year career as a mountain biker," his family continued. "He will always be cherished for his heart and love that he gave to his family, friends, and fans, as well as the incredible talent that he had on his bikes."

Darren Berrecloth was with Jordie when the accident happened ... and tells TMZ Sports "We were riding a mellow trail in Mexico and he came up short on a gap jump and hit his head."

Berrecloth added ... "Jordie to me was a part of my family as I was a part of his. He was a brother to me as we grew up in a small town with nothing other than our parents love and our determination to ride bikes, have fun and get rad.

"Jordie was one of a f*cking kind, sibling of two brothers that if you had the pleasure of knowing the trio of bandits at the household you were always on your toes as you never knew what kind of Shenanigans were about to go down."

"I’ve loved Jordie as a brother from the moment we became riding buddies as biking will build that bond in friends. He was always a inspiration to me to be honest, his ability to see the positive in everything when I was down was uplifting."

"He had the heart of a lion and the hug of a grizzly bear," Berrecloth says.

"This loss to his family, his fans and everyone that had the beautiful opportunity to meet this amazing individual we call our brother, will be felt for years to come as 'legends never die' and Jordie f*cking Lunn in my heart will never ever be forgotten!!"

#RIP

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