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Monday, February 22, 2016

Introducing our Newest Team Infinit Athlete - Drew Mechielsen!

Drew has been involved in BMX since a young age - 3 years old to be exact. Since then, she has developed her abilities immensely and is one of the top rising stars in the sport. In 2014, Drew was the Junior Women's National Champion, and in 2015 she was selected to represent Canada at the UCI Supercross World Cups in Manchester, England and Papendal, Netherlands. This year will be her first season competing at the Elite level after 2 years in Junior Elite. 

We recently connected with Drew to hear her story - how she got involved in the sport and how the experience has been. Find her story below!

"I got involved in BMX when I was just 3 years old...the local track was only a 5 minute bike ride away and my older brother went to go give it a try. When I was little I copied everything that he did, that meant giving BMX a go! From what I remember I fell in love from the start.

I'm such a competitive person, I always have been. I think that's what I loved when I was little (though I was young and I can't completely remember!). Getting older in the sport it has been a crazy ride. We face so many challenges all the time, it's definitely difficult at times, yet the love for the sport never grows old. This sport is not only physically demanding, but the mental challenge is a struggle to overcome. Some days you have great races and are just so stoked about what you did and other days its the complete opposite; you have to know that anything can happen when you're in a race situation. It's hard to keep your head held high during some of the more difficult times. But BMX is such an awesome sport, the fact that my bike takes me all over the world is just unreal and the people that I've met along the way have become some of my closest friends. I'm so thankful that I gave it a try when I was a little girl, this sport is such a huge part of my life!

I'm so excited to be partnered with Infinit! Not only the fact that I've been using these products for a year and absolutely love them, but also that it's a Canadian company; I love supporting and being involved with Canadian companies. It's so important for me to support companies that I really love and I can definitely say that Infinit is one of those. I'm so excited to be part of this team!"

Welcome to the team, Drew! Next up she will be competing at the Argentina UCI BMX SX World Cup from March 26-28, the Manchester UCI BMX SX World Cup from April 9-11, and the Papendal UCI BMX SX World Cup from May 8-10.