Uncontainable: Drew Bezanson’s quest to feel fear

What happens when the ramps you want to ride are so big they don’t exist?
Drew Bezanson peforms a 360 Tail Whip during filming for his Uncontainable video
360 Tail Whip © Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool
By Seetoh Lang & Geoff Padmore

No stranger to testing the boundaries of fear on a BMX bike, Canadian rider Drew Bezanson has literally climbed the rafters at contests just to drop in higher than anyone else.

Eventually, he reached the point where no current ramp set-up was high enough or big enough to push himself on.

Enter Uncontainable, a ramp set-up custom-built out of enormous shipping containers. 

Watch the video below: 

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My goal on this project was to ride stuff that would really scare me. To push my personal limits on a bike and to ride stuff I would never get the opportunity to ride unless it was built.

– Drew Bezanson

More: Read on to find out more about the Uncontainable project in our Q&A with Drew Bezanson

Drew Bezanson poses for a portrait for his Uncontainble project
Drew Bezanson is impressive in Uncontainable © Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool

Everyone feels fear. It's survival instinct built into the DNA of all human beings – the unpleasant emotion that tells us when to walk away, even to run away. 

But fear, when harnessed correctly, can also allow us to do the unimaginable.

Drew Bezanson helps direct the build for his Uncontainable Project
Drew Bezanson helps direct the build © Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool

At a secret location near his hometown of Truro, Nova Scotia, Drew worked tirelessly with a team of renowned ramp builders, led by Nate Wessel, to put together some of the biggest BMX obstacles ever ridden.

Huge shipping containers were used because they could be stacked and rearranged in endless configurations.

More: Check out the BMX that Drew used in Uncontainable

Drew Bezanson performs an air drop during his Uncontainable Project
Bezanson grabs some air © Scott Serfas/Red Bull Content Pool

Each individual shipping container stands at roughly 2.63m – when stacked four-high, that’s 10.52m above ground – which is roughly the same size as a four-storey building.

Now, imagine backflipping your bike off a four-storey building, and you've begun to get an idea of the goal behind Drew Bezanson's #Uncontainable.

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