Who is Biker Bob? And why does a bottle full of his ashes keep washing up on the beaches of Vancouver Island?
When Bethany and Caleb Harding were walking along China Beach on Vancouver Island in 2016, the last thing they expected to find was a message in a bottle. It said, “Biker Bob. If you find me, turn me loose.”
Also in the bottle: Bob’s ashes.
On the back of the message, another note was scribbled in newer ink: “It seems like Bob was the type of guy who enjoyed a drink. I took him out for a beer, you should do the same.”
Throughout 2016, the bottle washed ashore (at least) three times. Each time, a different person took Bob out for for a celebratory pint, then tossed him back to sea.
But who was Biker Bob? And how did he end up travelling the West Coast in a bottle?
Biker Bob’s Posthumous Adventure follows the bizarre mystery of Biker Bob and his afterlife visits across Vancouver Island. It’s a truly remarkable story, with twists and turns - about a man on a motorcycle, a group of strangers who became friends and the enduring power of love.
Directed & Edited by Cat Mills
Produced by Joella Cabalu
Featuring in order of appearance:
Director of Photography
Animation by Karla Monterrosa
Music provided by APM Music
Front Row Insurance
Chandler Fogden Aldous
Pauline James Curtis
The Slater Family
Crow and Gate Pub
Produced with the participation of Creative BC
Produced in Association with CBC
General Manager, Programming - Sally Catto
Executive Director, Unscripted Content - Jennifer Dettman
Senior Director, Documentary - Sandra Kleinfeld
Senior Director of Production, Unscripted Content - Alexandra Lane
Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Docs - Lesley Birchard
Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals - Melanie Le Phan
Filmed on the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw (Nanaimo) and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ Peoples (Victoria).
Copyright BOB'S YOUR UNCLE PRODUCTIONS INC. 2019