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th Annual M1GP24 Hour Super Endurance Motorcycle Charity Race

Moorpark, CA, (30 July 2015)Why We Ride, the most award winning motorcycle film and M1GP American Mini Motorcycle Road Racing Association, the premier mini-gp racing series in the USA, unite with common goals of positively growing awareness of motorcycle riding as an affordable, safe and family friendly pastime, as well as growing the sport of motorcycle racing for kids and adults.

The M1GP24 Hour Super Endurance Motorcycle Charity Race will kickoff this great partnership on September 19th – 20th at Willow Springs International Raceway Kart Track. The event will start at noon with the goal of completing the most laps in 24 hours. It will feature a Le Mans start with a live taiko drum performance on Saturday at noon and special lighting for the track. Each team is raising funds for the charity of their choice including Riders for Health, Ride for Kids (Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation), Roadracing World Air Fence Fund, and more.

“This is a very unique event and it really hit home for us” says James Walker, Producer of Why We Ride. “We attended some of their riding clinics and love the fact that they are for adults, kids and they even have one just for women which is one of the fastest growing groups in motorcycling.”

Bryan H. Carroll, Producer/Director of Why We Ride commented that “once I heard about the 24hour charity race we wanted to be a part of it. When you can align learning to ride, having fun with friends and families and raising money for the charity of your choice? That’s what the Why We Ride community and brand are all about.”

Team Jedi Knights, one of the endurance teams entering the M1GP24 consists of racers of all ages veterans and new, including Ethan Carroll, son of Bryan Carroll.  The team will be raising funds and awareness for Ride for Kids – The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.


“I’m excited about the partnership between M1GP and Why We Ride.  I think it’s a good fit since both brands are family-friendly and focus on the positive aspects and growth of the motorcycling community and culture.” – Young Lee, M1GP

To learn more about the 24hour endurance race and show your support by donating to Ride For kids please visit:

 https://www.crowdrise.com/jediknightsraceforkids/fundraiser/M1GP

About M1GP: M1GP American Mini Motorcycle Road Racing Association was established in 2009 and offers racers of all ages a fun, competitive and dedicated roadracing series with a great variety of racing circuits.
The M1GP series has been the foundation for young racers to grow and pharmacy Canadian online succeed such as: Gabriel Hernandez III (now racing in the MotoGP Redbull Rookies Cup in Europe, Daniel Costilla who has raced in the British Superbike series and a number of other young riders now racing in WERA and MotoAmerica. M1GP also offers its popular mini-bike Rider Clinics, which sell out regularly and help riders of all levels build and hone riding skills.

For more information, please visit: M1GP

About Why We Ride Films: Why We Ride Films is the production team behind Why We Ride, a feature length documentary film. Since its December 2013 release, it has quickly become the most critically acclaimed motorcycle movie of all time. Independently distributed by producer/director Bryan H. Carroll and producer James Walker—recent recipients of American Motorcyclist Magazine’s 2014 Motorcyclists of the Year award—Why We Ride’s aim is to use the power of cinema not only to entertain but also educate, inspire and celebrate the world of motorcycling with audiences worldwide. To learn more about Why We Ride, visit WhyWeRide.com.

About Ride For Kids: Ride for Kids is a national series of motorcycle rides that supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Their mission is to eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors by funding medical research and family support programs, and for the last 31 years the organization has done this by holding dozens of fundraising rides across the country. To learn more please visit: RideForKids

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Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival returns to Monterey for the 23rd anniversary of this high-end motorsports gala, set for Wednesday, August 13, 2014. The creators of Why We Ride will be in attendance and are hosting the Why We Ride lounge at this kick-off party for Monterey Car Week.

Motorworks Revival

Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival is an annual VIP event that celebrates motoring, vintage cars and motorcycles. Corporate and private clients are treated to a world-class experience that features some of the world’s top luxury brands, gourmet food and award-winning wines. Marking its 23rd year, the Revival will include vintage and notable cars, luxury jets and historic aircraft that set the tone for Monterey Auto Week.

“Gordon McCall has a shared passion for all things moto and he played an integral role in telling the story of Why We Ride,” said Producer/Director Bryan H. Carroll. “His work with events like the Motorworks Revival and The Quail Motorcycle Gathering has given us opportunities to share our message to all motorsports enthusiasts.”

Motorworks Revival | Inside Crowd

The Why We Ride lounge will be serving local food and wine throughout the evening. Guests can sit and relax on white leather couches while watching Why We Ride or view the behind-the-scenes photos displayed throughout the lounge. Attendees who come by the lounge will also be given a complimentary copy of Why We Ride on DVD.

Motorworks Revival | Outside Crowd

Tickets for Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival begin at $325, and attendance is limited to just 2800 guests. The event runs from 5:00 until 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13. Those interested in joining Why We Ride at the Revival can find more details online here.

AutoMoto Film Festival

In addition to launching Monterey Car Week, the event will also kick off the Automotive Film and Arts Festival, held from August 14-16 in Monterey. Why We Ride will be the opening film for this year’s festival, thanks to its continued critically-acclaimed reception since its 2013 release. Why We Ride will be showing on Thursday, August 14 followed by a Q & A with the producers and director. Tickets are still available, beginning at $30. For more information click here.

Both Gordon McCall’s Motorsports Revival and the Automotive Film and Arts Festival are part of the famed Monterey Car Week, which includes iconic events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Learn more about Monterey Car Week by clicking here.

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Simi Valley, Calif. – May 8, 2014 – The #1 Motorcycle Movie in America, Why We Ride is coming to the 6th Annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, CA on May 17th. In addition to showing the film, Why We Ride producer/director Bryan H. Carroll and producer James Walker will present the inaugural Why We Ride Award to a winning motorcycle entrant.


The Why We Ride Award will celebrate the future of motorcycling by encouraging children to vote on the motorcycle that most inspires them to ride. All children under 12 will be able to cast their vote for the winner by visiting the Why We Ride booth. Motorcycles of all makes, models, eras and categories are eligible for the award, so kids are encouraged to choose their favorite motorcycle and vote!


“We are thrilled to engage children in the motorcycle experience,” says producer/director Bryan H. Carroll. “Children and families were featured prominently in Why We Ride, and we felt that an award that focuses on children was the perfect way to inspire the next generation of riders.”

The Quail gathering is held annually at the Quail Lodge and Golf Club in the rolling hills of California’s Carmel Valley, and is attended by thousands of avid motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world. Why We Ride’s creators will be attending the event with a booth displaying clips from the film, and a few of the film’s stars. This is an excellent opportunity to meet some of the motorcyclists that pioneered the sport and continue to shape its future.


For more information about The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, check out their website. Tickets can be purchased through The Quail’s online ticketing page, with general admission tickets starting at $75, and children under 12 getting in for just $15. General admission includes parking and a barbecue lunch.

See the movie everyone on two wheels is talking about! For a limited time only, Amazon Instant Video is offering Why We Ride at a reduced price of $6.99 for digital purchase and $1.99 for digital rental. Offer ends May 10, 2014 so don’t wait!


Visit Why We Ride online for more information about the film, including the latest screening dates and locations, information about where to purchase the film, and more. Be sure to like the Why We Ride facebook page, and follow the film on twitter and instagram to see exclusive fan-only content and promotions.

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Simi Valley, Calif. – April 30, 2014 – Why We Ride is proud to announce that they have signed on as title sponsor of MiniMoto USA’s 2014 race series: the Why We Ride MiniMoto USA Championship Series.

“Our goal with this film has always been to educate and inspire viewers by celebrating the passion of motorcycling,” says producer/director Bryan H. Carroll. “What better way to carry on that mission than by supporting a program that develops young riders? I can’t wait to see an American win another MotoGP title, and maybe one of these kids will be the next to do it.”


The new partnership will cover all ten races, including the series championship, and concludes with the presentation of the Why We Ride Championship Trophy for each youth class at the season closer, scheduled for October 26th at Buttonwillow Raceway. While the program places an emphasis on training younger riders, adults are also able to compete with minimoto, MiniGP, and asphalt-only supermoto machines, making these Why We Ride MiniMoto USA events a full family affair.


“One of the biggest points we tried to make with the film was that motorcycling truly is a family activity,” says producer James Walker. “There aren’t many opportunities for kids to learn how to road race at a young age, and what’s even more exciting about MiniMoto USA is that adults can race too. These race weekends really are fun for the whole family.”

The next event of the 2014 Why We Ride MiniMoto USA Championship will take place May 10-11 at the Stockton Motorplex Park in Stockton, CA. For more information on the series, including registration, event schedules and more, visit www.minimotousa.com.

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Simi Valley, Calif. – April 21, 2014 – The #1 Motorcycle Movie in America, Why We Ride, has chosen Acorn Woods Communications as its agency of record after a selection process that included many of the national top ad agencies.

Since its release, Why We Ride has inspired people across the country to share in the intense passion and enduring spirit of motorcycling. The film explores the history of motorcycling and the unique bond shared by riders of all disciplines, as told through the experiences of families and interviews with some of the industry’s most influential figures.


“This is more than a movie,” says Why We Ride producer/director Bryan H. Carroll. “When we began talking to motorcyclists, hearing their stories and the reasons they love to ride, it became very evident that this film was not simply a historical documentary. We tried to convey the emotion and passion that all motorcyclists share, no matter what kind of bike they ride or what kind of riding they do. We all ride for different reasons, and for the same reasons.”

Producer James Walker states, “Why We Ride’s core message of educating, inspiring and celebrating all things motorcycling is resonating with millions of people. As we move into the next phase of our branding plan, we needed an agency that has the expertise of knowing our key markets, a proven track record of helping start-ups and the flexibility to move quickly as we bring our follow-up projects on-line.”
 


“We watched Why We Ride and immediately fell in love with this beautiful ode to motorcycling. It’s visually stunning and has a message that goes far beyond man, woman and machine,” says Ron Benfield, President of Acorn Woods Communications. “The movie has already received numerous accolades including Best Documentary at the 2013 Motorcycle Film Festival, a 2014 Family Choice Award and the 2014 AMA Hazel Kolb Bright Image Award. It’s an honor to work with a team that is on the leading edge of knowing what audiences want in motorsports film entertainment.”