Michel Plonka


Montreal, Canada


The Rise, La Cribs Bike Shop.

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Born in France and raised by Polish parents, Michel moved to the suburbs of Montreal, Canada when we was 6 years old. He was the kind of kid spending everyday on his bicycle riding around town and doing wheelies until he discovered Freestyle MTB around age 15. One thing led to another and in 2008, with the help of Vincent Allard (RIP), Louis Lhomel, Matt Macduff and Jeremy Menduni, he founded The Rise.

"The bossman himself, Mitch P! He is the innovator, the creative mind, and all around badass. I have never seen someone as dedicated and passionate about their brand as Plonka is to The Rise. He always has our backs and always puts us first. His style on the bike is like none other. Effortless riding in any setting. The man!"

- Ben Desjardins