If you’re at Sea Otter this week, Strength in Numbers debuts on Friday, April 20th. The video features too many top freeriders to mention (but you can read the PR after the break, it has them all) with the premise of tying all types of riders from all over the world together to show the many sides of the culture. Ticket info here if you’re in Monterey, CA.
PRESS RELEASE: Strength in Numbers is an action sports film that explores mountain bike culture through the experiences of the world’s best riders. Anthill Films, in co-production with Red Bull Media House, have created a film, which will change the way the world sees mountain biking, both on and off the screen. The world premiere of the film will be on April 20, 2012 in Monterey, CA. Following the World Premiere there will be cinematic events all over the world including shows in Vancouver on April 25 and Whistler on May 18, 2012, which will be produced by Red Bull Canada and Anthill Films. Ultimately, the film’s mission is to inspire and show how we are all part of a global community who love to ride. To do this, a basic version of the entire film will be streamed online for free in autumn 2012.
Strength in Numbers combines progressive action and beautiful cinematography with compelling stories to show how the many different sides of mountain biking are all connected. The filmmakers, who brought you ‘The Collective’, ‘Roam’, ‘Seasons’ and ‘Follow Me’, traveled the globe to find communities that represented the many sides of the sport, with film shoots in British Columbia, Nepal, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, California, Utah and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. For the crew and riders, Strength in Numbers represents a way to give back and progress the sport.
The movie features a diverse selection of riders with some of the biggest names in the sport, including: Andrew Shandro (North Shore, BC), Brandon Semenuk (Squamish, BC), Cam McCaul (Aptos, CA), Gee Atherton (England), Graham Agassiz (Kamloops, BC), Matt Hunter (Kamloops, BC), Rene Wildhaber (Switzerland), Thomas Vanderham (North Vancouver, BC), and Wade Simmons (North Shore, BC).
The cast consists of a mix of established pros, up and comers and local riders, with Anthony Messere (Surrey, BC), Adam Billinghurst (Whistler, BC), Rachel Atherton (England), Ryan Howard (Aptos, CA), and Stevie Smith (Nanaimo, BC) also appearing in the film.
“It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait to see what the Anthill boys have put together”, says world cup downhill champion Gee Atherton. “For me, as a rider, it’s exciting to be part of something like this – it’s a chance to help progress and grow our sport.”
On May 24, Strength in Numbers will be available for all to experience with the free online premiere on www.redbull.com/bike and will be released afterwards on DVD+BluRay and iTunes worldwide.
To view the trailer go to: www.anthillfilms.com/strengthinnumbers or www.redbull.com/bike
Strength in Numbers is produced, written, directed and edited by Anthill Films in co-production with Red Bull Media House. Presented by Shimano and Trek in association with Contour HD, Clif Bar, Pinkbike.com and PRO Components. Additional support for the film is provided by the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Kona, Toyota Trucks, Scion, Oakley, Easton, Evoc, Big Mountain Adventures, Verbier St. Bernard and Ride Nepal.
Strength in Numbers Vancouver Premiere
Wednesday, April 25th
918 Granville, Vancouver, BC
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets ($12) are now available at
Strength in Numbers Whistler Premiere
Friday, May 18th
Opening Day of Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Telus Whistler Conference Centre
4010 Whistler Way RR4, Whistler, BC
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets ($15 plus tax and fee) are now available at