BC Backroads with Vanderham and the Coastal Crew - Video

Jul 11, 2017 at 18:58
by Coastal Crew  
Views: 25,199    Faves: 266    Comments: 13

“Guaranteed Rugged” reads the sign that greets you as you start your descent into the town of Lillooet, BC. Nestled in the Fraser Canyon and surrounded by the steep peaks of the Pacific range, the slogan perfectly sums up Lillooet’s terrain and inspiration for our trip. The area has a long history of mining and fishing due to the confluence of the Bridge and Fraser Rivers but these days Lillooet is attracting the likes of mountain bikers and off-roaders alike. Whether you prefer to roll on two wheels or four there are epic trails to explore, and our plan was to do both over the course of one week off the grid on BC’s backroads.

Toyota BC Back Roads

As mountain bikers, the draw of Della Creek was obvious. Which of us hasn’t dreamed of rolling out of bed and dropping right into a 1000 meter descent before breakfast? Starting just below the alpine and finishing on the banks of the Fraser, the trail itself has a little something for everyone - steep chutes, ridge line airs, and sweeping corners. Ride it in the right conditions and it might just be your new favourite.

Toyota BC Back Roads

Toyota BC Back Roads

Toyota BC Back Roads

As 4x4 enthusiasts, the prospect of summiting Molybdenite Peak was equally appealing. At 2750 meters the old mining road is one of the highest you can drive in the province of BC. Best known for its last leg, the final push to the peak is a long rocky shelf with major exposure and no shortage of views to distract you. With news of some snow on the peak though, our goal of summiting was far from guaranteed.

Toyota BC Back Roads

Toyota BC Back Roads

Toyota BC Back Roads

Toyota BC Back Roads

Combining our passion for bikes, trucks and exploring this amazing place we live made for a trip I won’t soon forget. We didn’t see pavement for the week, camped in the alpine, ate like kings, shredded tacky dirt and experienced it all with a tight group of friends. Please enjoy and then get outside!

Click here to catch some behind the scenes action.
Big thanks to Toyota BC for making this trip happen!
Words by Thomas Vanderham


MENTIONS: @tvanderham / @the-coastal-crew




65 Comments

  • + 51
 Well that was cooler than everything else on the internet. Awesome cut.
  • + 3
 Yes I agree and that says a lot! I mean, there are videos of cats doing all kinds of silly stuff out there.
  • + 21
 Nice video but... 3:13mn and less than 1mn of ride Frown

That said, it's a commercial for cars... not for mtb
  • + 30
 This is the type of car/truck commercial I can get behind.
Need a that Slayer too!
  • + 14
 SAS 1st gen taco....niiiice
  • + 11
 Mountain biking needs more of these lifstyle pieces. To me; this is what MTB should be all about! Exploration and shredding. Well done Coastal Crew, you guys continue to be one of my biggest inspirations.
  • + 1
 Freehub mag produces what u desire.
  • + 12
 How come they have a solid axle on a Tacoma? I think they are doing it right.
  • + 6
 Sas=serious crawling
  • + 5
 Because they swapped it in.
  • + 12
 Best Toyota commercial I've ever seen!
  • + 3
 Can't stop drooling over those pickups! Though can't see why would I need one...
  • + 7
 I think its overdue that the Coastal Crew Tacoma get a feature... Love it!
  • + 2
 id love to hear about that build!
  • + 7
 Toyota truck commercial!
  • + 1
 Everything in today's PB world is just a commercial to try to get your money. Now get your ass to the dealer and get that brand new Toyota truck. Take it out in the woods and cover with mud dents and scratches before the first payment ever is due.
  • + 4
 I'd bring a Cromoly bike up Molybdenite Peak!
  • + 3
 those roads looked pretty tame. Did they even put em in 4WD?
  • + 2
 Hopefully u never need to-less wear on the machine. But u always want to have at least 1 4x4 in the group...rain-mud, slides, deadfall.
  • + 1
 That video was great, but the song reminded me a lot of The Lonely Island - Jizz In My Pants:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY

so I guess that's 2 good videos!
  • + 2
 Ya never put your cooler so close to the fire pit. Unless of course you want to warm it up.
  • + 1
 music is track #9 off of onry ozzborn's "duo" release, but just the instrumental tho, produced by smoke M2D6
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjacSDRXH3U
  • + 2
 How did you make it around the rock slide?
  • + 2
 When did the slide happen? I was up there last fall and went to the peak in a stock tacoma no problems.
  • + 3
 @mountain-life: Slide was this winter. Its not bad.
  • + 1
 @cooperquinn-wy: Will make for a beauty trundle though!
  • + 1
 @baydenh: Thanks for the info!
  • + 3
 Rumours of the government permanently shutting the road down at the end of this year...
  • + 1
 No clue whether someone knows this; but what happend to those trees at the 3rd Picture?
  • + 3
 fire my dude
  • + 3
 pretty sure that's pine beetle kill
  • + 3
 @tsn73: Big fire a number of years ago in the area. 2009 I think
  • + 3
 @tsn73: Pine beetle is red, those are burnt through
  • + 1
 As stated perhaps Pine Beetle, thats how it is in Colorado too, they did a lot of damage.
  • + 1
 @giantwhip: Pine beetle goes red, then brown, then no needles. That's a pretty clear case of mountain pine beetle.
  • + 2
 @LeDuke: all of the young growth in the photo implies its a burn area
  • + 1
 If I was my wife's grandpa I would say, "nice Tie-Yota! Those J-pan-eez rigs drive real nice!"
  • + 1
 Obviously I was hoping for more,such a tease
  • + 1
 anything with TVanderham is always worth watching
  • + 1
 Incredible... that life though!
  • + 1
 "Damn Follow the Fraser beat us to the internet finish line"
  • + 0
 Shuttle days are way more fun when half the battle is getting back to the top.
  • + 1
 I'd like to come ride ill bring my toyota!
  • + 1
 Delllllllllllllllla! Such an amazing camp spot and trail.
  • + 0
 What an excellent video!

I NEED the new Slayer...thats my dream bike right there Smile
  • + 2
 AWESOME!!!
  • + 1
 Awesome! Look forward to exploring more of this area.
  • + 1
 Geocache!
  • + 1
 Neat! I'm jealous...
  • + 1
 AWESOME
  • - 1
 Tired of these car companies making bike commercials. My civic could Shuttle Me up there
  • - 1
 five cars to haul 3 bikers? Ridesharing anyone?
  • + 3
 Different group of outdoorsmen, obviously.
  • + 10
 the point if this was not to transport bikes. it was a 4x4 trip, therefore you drive your own rig
  • + 9
 Never been offroading eh?
  • + 6
 So do u ride a tandem mt bike then?
  • + 3
 That's kind of a lame observation. Obviously they have a film crew and a mechanic. I thought it rocked.
  • - 7
flag kmoter (Jul 12, 2017 at 22:59) (Below Threshold)
 @Super7: They had a crew and a mechanic no doubt about that. I reckon that all of these people would fit into 2 larger cars and the last time I checked this site is called pinkbike and not pinktruck or sth
  • + 1
 It's off-roading in the backcountry, unless you don't have your own truck!
  • - 1
 Stop everything ! Costal crew has done a new video !
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