In this week’s episode, Drew gets a new toy as he unwraps his all new Trek Ticket S and test drives it at his home park Joyride 150 in Toronto. But he’s quick to realize that there is plenty different about the new setup beyond just the wheel size.
“A BMX bike is rigid, it’s pretty straight forward. But with a mountain bike, there’s so much more that goes into it,” says Drew. ” The biggest part was like how much PSI do you put in your front and back suspension?”
A trip to New Zealand for Crankworx Rotorua gives Drew his first taste of the contest scene as he gets some tips from the big dogs on tour including Sam Pilgrim, Thomas Genon and Nicholi Rogatkin.
“I want to do this the legit way and qualify, so at the end of the day no one can be like ‘Oh, he was just able to ride these contests because he rides for Red Bull’… I want them to respect the path I took to riding with these guys.”
The Learning Curve is a six-part series released every Monday that captures the high-fives, tumbling lows and humbling experience of Drew Bezanson’s first season on the FMB World Tour of slopestyle mountain biking as he attempts to earn a spot at Red Bull Joyride in Whistler Blackcomb on Sunday, August 21st.
Tune into Red Bull Joyride live on Red Bull TV on August 21st to see the conclusion of Drew Bezanson’s journey.
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DREW BEZANSON WEB SERIES DOCUMENTS JOURNEY TO RED BULL JOYRIDE
Beginning today on RedBull.com, The Learning Curve documents BMX’er Drew Bezanson’s first foray into the world of professional slopestyle mountain biking as he takes on the 2016 FMB World Tour season with the hopes of earning a spot at the sports most coveted event, Red Bull Joyride on August 21st. The six-part series released, every Monday, captures the high-fives, tumbling lows and humbling experiences of entering a new sport at its absolute highest level… Watch video