As an early revving up for the third annual mountain bike festival taking place in Williams Lake May 19 and 20, the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium and Williams Lake Cycling Club are hosting the world premiere of Strength in Numbers, the latest bike film offering from Anthill Films.
Showing at the Gibraltar Room on May 10, proceeds from the film premiere will go towards bike trail maintenance.
“It looks like it’s going to be a killer movie with shots from Nepal, the States, and B.C. Anthill usually does a pretty good job,” says the consortium’s chair Justin Calof, adding there’s a decent sound system at the Gibraltar Room with a big screen.
The local bike groups will also show some films or slides they’ve built locally before the screening.
“Like the trails we experienced in Nepal, Strength In Numbers is about the threads that tie different communities of mountain bikers together. The bike is a tool of connections. Tire to ground. Foot to pedal. Hand to handlebar. Effort put out, in turn rewarded with full body happiness,” says the film’s creators.
“Go to Nepal, meet the people and find singletrack that has never seen a mountain bike. It is the place to do it.
Strength in Numbers was 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.
There will also be registration taking place that evening for the upcoming Peel Out Mountain Bike Festival.
Tickets are available for $10 at the door, show time is 7 p.m.