Watch // All aboard ‘The Cool Bus’

What could be a better mode of transportation for five young B.C. shredders embarking on classic southern B.C. roadtrip than an old skooly dubbed the Cool Bus?

It’s a formula as old as dirt—gather a bunch of riding buddies, pile into the nearest operating vehicle big enough to fit the crew, circle a few iconic riding destinations on the map and let the good times roll. This time, the plotline revolved around a quintessential southern British Columbia dirt circuit, an old skoolie dubbed the “Cool Bus” and five talented young shredders eager to put their own twist on some of B.C.’s most storied terrain.

With the legendary “Drop In” freeride TV series serving as inspiration and Shimano’s new gravity shoes on their feet, Jacob Murray, Natasha Miller, Lucy Van Eesteren, Mateo Quist and Ryder Bulfone climbed aboard the Cool Bus last fall with two bikes each and embarked from Squamish on a four-day, 1,000-kilometer loop. The bus first rumbled along the long, slow Duffy Road up to Pemberton, Kamloops and Sun Peaks Resort, then headed back south on the Coquihalla Highway and onto Highway 1 through Chilliwack and the freeride mecca of North Vancouver.