Canadian Drew Bezanson burst onto the BMX scene in a big way back in 2003 after landing a truck driver into an eight-foot quarterpipe as an amateur at the Toronto BMX Jam. But what’s even more impressive than the trick itself is the fact that Bezanson had only been riding BMX for two years at the time.
Originally a motocross rider, Bezanson’s first visit to a skatepark back in sixth grade got him hooked. He progressed quickly in his hometown of Truro, Nova Scotia, and quickly moved on to bigger and better things. He made waves after taking third at the 2007 Toronto BMX Jam and winning the contest the following year.
Bezanson is as much at home riding street as he is on the park course. His first year on the Dew Tour was more than a little successful. Not only did he make three finals as a rookie rider and land the first ever double truck driver off the curved wallride, he also cracked the top 10 finishing in ninth place overall in the 2008 BMX park rankings.
Then, after finishing his sophomore Dew Tour season in 13th place overall, Bezanson went on a tear in 2010 by winning Simpel Session, the Toronto BMX Jam, and the JoMoPro. His performance drew comparisons to Jamie Bestwick in a vert contest, since everyone knows he’s going to deliver an amazing show.
With 2010 dubbed “Drew-thousand ten,” Bezanson says his creativity and skill comes from simply having fun with friends while riding. Together, they envision the perfect run, but it’s always Bezanson who delivers it.