Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

Red Bull Framed Reactions - Canadian Bezanson wins in Amsterdam

The BMX Park contest has been taken to a whole new level during a Dutch freestyle BMX competition

featuring a never seen set-up. 24-year-old Drew Bezanson from Canada is the winner of Red Bull

Framed Reactions in Amsterdam where the BMX Freestyle elite was flying on a unique park with moving


AMSTERDAM (Netherlands) – There are no limits to the ingenuity of BMX course designs. The set-up at

Red Bull Framed Reactions involved moving parts, something that has never been done before in a

BMX contest. X-Games course designer Nate Wessel is the author of the 1,800 square metre course

which sits in the courtyard of the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam’s Culture Park. “Nate is the best ramp

designer of the world”, said rider Drew Bezanson who took the crown of the contest in the heart of the

Dutch capital. “He just wakes up in the middle of the night with the sickest ideas for a new ramp.”

For the first time in history a BMX competition took place at a park with movement and interaction. In the

bowl, riders tried to touch the two lanterns. By touching them the two moving elements, a train and a

typical Amsterdam bridge, came in motion. This meant that the participants had an influence on the park

while flying on this very special course. The final saw the riders showcasing their finest tricks with the

Canadian Bezanson impressing the judges the most.

“It was an extraordinary contest today”, said Paul de Jong, one of the judges. “The level of the

competition was extremely high, the audience was enthusiastic and besides some small bruises,

everything went well. It was kind of hard to judge, because the top 3 was very evenly matched. We are

pleased that Framed Reactions made Freestyle BMX top of mind in the Netherlands.”

Red Bull Framed Reactions is part of the anniversary ‘Amsterdam 2013’. A number of memorable

anniversaries make this a very special year with the purpose of showing that Amsterdam, with its rich

history, is a vibrant, modern and sporty city. The Dutch capital already saw enlisting local BMX rider

Daniel Wedemeijer pulling off an epic backflip over the Passeerdersgracht canal a few weeks ago.

That was the first BMX treat in the Netherlands but most certainly not the last as Framed Reactions was

packed with an incredible range of extraordinary BMX tricks. And the Dutch loved it.

Results Red Bull Framed Reactions

1 Drew Bezanson

2 Ben Wallace

3 Pat Casey

4 Gary Young

5 Daniel Sandoval

Channels: BMX


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