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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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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.