A couple weeks ago during Crankworx we held an autograph signing for Strength in Numbers. A signing is not the easiest thing to pull off at an event like Crankworx because everyone’s schedules are crazy with so many different events, parties, product launches, random bike rides, etc… all going on at the same time. For an added challenge we thought it would be cool to combine the rider rosters for both Strength in Numbers and from the Inside Out to create a MEGA-signing. Almost all the riders were in town for both movies and luckily everyone was able to make it. In the end we had 16 riders sitting down for over an hour talking with the fans, signing autographs on everything from posters to manky riding shoes. It was a pretty cool experience because it’s not very often that you get a chance to interact with 16 amazing riders all at once. It was like a microcosm for what Strength in Numbers is all about and we were stoked to have it all come together.
Thanks to everyone who came out, Red Bull and Pink Bike for hosting and especially to all the riders – Gee and Rachel Atherton, Andrew Shandro, Cam McCaul, Matt Hunter, Wade Simmons, Brandon Semenuk, Danny Macaskill, Adam Billinghurst, Graham Agassiz, Stevie Smith, Mike Hopkins, Curtis Robinson, Kyle Norbraten, Dylan Dunkerton and Kenny Smith – who all took time out of their busy schedules to make it happen.
All photos: Conrad Petzsch-Kunze