Canadian Drew Bezanson was originally a motocross rider before switching to BMX at the age of 12 after a visit to a skatepark in his hometown of Truro, Nova Scotia, Despite the area’s long winters resulting in extended periods of seclusion from the rest of the BMX world, his riding progressed quickly, and he made his big breakthrough in 2008 with victory at the Toronto BMX Jam.
From then on, the competition victories came thick and fast, including more success at the Toronto BMX Jam in 2010 and 2012, the prestigious Simple Session in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and Red Bull Framed Reactions in 2013. He has also put in some solid performances at the X Games, finishing in sixth place in Barcelona and fifth in Munich in 2013.
Now sponsored by brands including Fox Rider, Red Bull, DK Bicycles, Toyota, The Shadow Conspiracy, Skullcandy, Ryder Distribution, GoPro and Ethika, Drew’s success continued in 2014. Among the highlights was his fourth victory in five years at Simple Session, a second place in the X Games Park final, and a third place at Red Bull Dirt Conquers in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Drew is a natural rider, with a persistence and a genuine passion for BMX which is now paying off. His flamboyance and creativity was perfectly illustrated during his rookie Dew Tour year in 2008 when he landed the first ever double truck driver off the curved wallride, on his way to three finals and a ninth place finish overall in the Park rankings.