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Motorcycle Tour Raises Much-needed Funds for The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

The “Why We Ride” film, released in 2013, has become the #1 motorcycle movie in America because it is a story about who we are. It tells the stories of individuals with a desire to dream, discover and explore.

The movie hit an emotional nerve with riders, and it has spawned an entire social movement within the industry.

Director–Producer Bryan H. Carroll and Producer James Walker have been both gratified and inspired by the devotional response to their movie, and they decided they needed to harness the passion of their fans and use it to do something positive. The Why We Ride MOTOvational Events came out of this revelation and intention.

The 3rd Invitational WHY WE RIDE to the Quail benefiting The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation just became the largest annual charity event Why We Ride organizes, and it took place this year on May 4, 5 and 6.

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Why We Ride was also thrilled to welcome the wonderful organization Veterans Charity Ride as a partner for the event. The AMA sanctioned ride began in Moorpark, Calif., and headed to picturesque Pismo Beach, Calif., moved up into the wooded hillsides and gorgeous valleys of Paso Robles wine country, followed the Carmel River along the most seductive canyon road in California, and arrived at the beaches of Monterey in time for The Quail Motorcycle Gathering.

“Three years ago we thought we would attract only ‘motorcycle people’ on the ride,” says Bryan Carroll, producer and organizer of the event. “We quickly realized that, like the movie, our audience was really people who ride motorcycles, which is a very different thing, and has made a huge difference.

“Thinking of it in those more-inclusive terms expanded our sponsor base and appeal, and that’s how we doubled our participation numbers and tripled our contribution to The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation this year. I’m very proud of our team for not only seeing the greater potential for good, but realizing it. We are dedicated to pushing harder every year.”

3rd Invitational Why We Ride to The Quail Doubles in Size

The upshot is that riders of all stripes, some traveling from as far as India and Mexico City, but all with a common love of motorcycle riding came together and took part. Of course, everyone loves a good cause, but the diversity of sponsors and participants really illustrated how the Hollywood and motorcycling communities united to benefit those in need, namely children with serious medical issues.

Harley-Davidson was gracious enough to lend ride captains and organizers new touring models for the trek, and over 71 riders participated, which doubled the numbers from last year. A combination of top motorcycle and riding accessories manufacturers joined with the biggest and best equipment makers and creative service providers in Hollywood, and the unique nature of the 3-day ride allowed riders to demo products like NUVIZ and Indian Motorcycles along the way

“One of the reasons we have multiple OEMs sponsoring us is because this is about why we ride not what we ride,” says Carroll. “I wanted to bring my two passions to this ride, which is making movies and anything with an engine in it, and this year’s sponsors captured that.”

Participants in the charity ride enjoyed a bevy of perks (in addition to the awesome ride), including watching whales at the Pismo Beach BBQ, a catered lunch at the historic 1773 San Antonio Mission, cocktails and a 5 star meal at the WWR Riders Banquet Dinner, gift bags, special inspirational guest speakers, VIP access to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, including a private ride to the event, exclusive parking and private lounge access. There was also a raffle with over $6000 of swag and gifts donated from the sponsors and guests. Keith Hernandez was this year’s winner of The Steve Moore Spirit of the Ride Award and got a custom leather jacket made by D73 and Serge Bueno.

The 3rd Invitational WHY WE RIDE to The Quail benefiting The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation would not have been possible without the generosity and dedication of its sponsors—these included: Company 3, Refuse Specialists, Nuviz, Indian Motorcycle, Motorcycle Mover LA, Newbox Solutions, Kawasaki Motorcycles, Macro Space, Aerial Vuz, Gnarlynow Entertainment, Lightning Entertainment, Harley-Davidson, Klock Werks, D73, 805bling, Doffo Winery, LA Motorcyclist, FastHouse, Formosa Group, Fotokem, Lucky Fools, Harvest Construction, Egrafz, EPS-Cineworks, Carol Hicks Hand Lettering and the Bill Bavelas and Tim Mitchel Family.

Source: https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2017/05/11/3rd-invitational-ride-quail-doubles-size/

 

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In observance of Brain Tumor Awareness Month this May, Why We Ride Films is launching two initiatives to help raise funds as part of our ongoing partnership with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), home of Ride for Kids. We will be donating a portion of proceeds from our May DVD sales to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. We will also be hosting the “Why We Ride to the Quail” benefit dinner in conjunction with The Quail Motorcycle Gathering.

We would like to announce that Why We Ride Films will donate $5 to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation for every copy of the DVD sold on www.whyweride.com in the month of May. Why We Ride producer James Walker and producer/director Bryan H. Carroll will be kicking off the month-long fundraiser at the 2015 Los Angeles Ride for Kids, set for May 3rd at American Honda Motor’s headquarters in Torrance, CA. “Our fundraising efforts couldn’t go to a better organization,” said Why We Ride producer James Walker. “We are always astounded by the work that the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation does for families afflicted by this terrible disease, so we are happy to lend our support with the fundraising initiative.”

Click here to buy the DVD, we will donate $5 to PBTF.

On May 15th, Why We Ride Films is hosting a fundraising dinner on Friday, May 15th in conjunction with The Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Monterey, CA. The 1st Annual “Why We Ride to the Quail” Riders Dinner is open to the public and includes dinner, a pass to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, and a gift bag. Attendees are also encouraged to join the group ride on Saturday morning from the Hyatt Regency to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Bell Helmets, Eagle Rider and The Sturgis Museum are also providing support for the dinner and ride, and proceeds from the event will be donated to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

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Click here to register for the Why We Ride to the Quail Riders Dinner and Group Ride.

Why We Ride producer/director Bryan H. Carroll said, “We will be doing everything we can to help raise awareness and funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation this May and beyond. Our message has always been about family and inspiring the next generation of riders, and we’re honored to be able to offer two unique ways for people to support the Foundation.”

“We are very grateful for the ongoing work that Why We Ride Films is doing to help support our cause,” said Steve Reynolds, National Director of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids program. “We are very excited to be involved in their events and fundraising initiatives in the motorcycle industry, and we hope that together we can continue to raise funds and increase awareness of this disease.”

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We are all different. We look different, we talk different, we believe different things. But none of that matters because  we are motorcyclists. And motorcyclists are a different breed of human altogether. We set aside our differences and we celebrate life on two wheels. We are compassionate. We are caring. We are eager to give help to those that need it.

This holiday season we’ve partnered with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. As a motorcyclist, you may be familiar with their fundraising program Ride for Kids. The PBTF uses programs like Ride for Kids to raise money to support families afflicted by this disease, and they also fund research aimed at ending this disease once and for all. Now through the end of the year, $5 from every DVD sold here on our website will be donated to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

We have an opportunity for you. You have the power to make a difference in people’s lives, people that are close to you, people you’ve never met. With this fundraiser, you can make an impact in two ways. Share your passion with your friends or your family. Buy them a DVD, or lend them your copy, and show them why motorcycling is so important to you. And as an added bonus, for each copy we sell, we’re making a $5 donation to the PBTF. This holiday season, give the gift of motorcycling passion AND help make a difference by supporting the PBTF. And if you’d simply like to make a direct donation to the PBTF, click here.

Click here to buy your copy and support the kids!

From all of us here at Why We Ride, we thank you for your support and enthusiasm, and we wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season!