Earlier this month, the American Motorcyclist Association announced Why We Ride Producer/Director Bryan H. Carroll and Producer James Walker as the 2014 AMA Motorcyclists of the Year. Rob Dingman, President and CEO of the AMA, wrote in the January issue of American Motorcyclist Magazine:
“[Bryan and James] have arguably produced the most compelling demonstration for why we ride, short of physically experiencing riding itself…Their mission was to promote motorcycling to riders and non-riders alike. A year after its debut, their film has become one of the best advertisements for motorcycling available anywhere.”
“Why We Ride” is at once inspirational, educational and celebratory of all things motorcycling. The positive impact of this film on motorcycling will endure well beyond 2014. For their success in this achievement, I congratulate AMA Motorcyclists of the Year James Walker and Bryan Carroll.” (Read more here)
“Wow, what an honor!” was James Walker’s initial reaction. “We poured our hearts and souls into this project, and to receive recognition on such a scale is overwhelming. We are incredibly grateful to the AMA for the work that they do and we thank all of our fans from around the world for their support. We will continue to share our passion, ride motorcycles, and make movies that educate, inspire and celebrate the world of motorcycling.”
Bryan Carroll said: “From the very beginning of this project we set out to make a film about motorcyclists, about people from all walks of life that share a common bond. It’s the motorcyclists that make Why We Ride a great film, and it’s motorcyclists that made this award possible. To all of our friends, colleagues and supporters, YOU are all Motorcyclists of the Year!”
Check out the complete interview with James and Bryan in the January 2015 issue of American Motorcyclist Magazine.