"My name is Ben Desjardins and I've always been into extreme sports. It started with a dirtbike at the age of 10. When I outgrew my dirtbike I bought a mountain bike which then led to BMX. I Rode bmx until I was 23 and then decided to go back to mountain bikes for the obvious reason that they are way more badass! Riding has always been for pure enjoyment and peace of mind. I ride for me! The feeling of learning something new on my bike just can't be explained. Kids, if you ride because you want to get sponsored or make money, then you're doing it all wrong. I mostly ride skateparks and the occasional street. My riding can basically be described in 3 tricks: tailwhips, footjams, and gaps! I have a left hand drive freecoaster and I'm loving it. It has opened so many more options and I'm just starting to get used to the whole going backwards thing.
Thanks to The Rise for everything! Now stop reading and go ride!"