David Mann’s “Family” – first ran in Easyriders magazine in August 1986.
David Mann’s “Family” – first ran in Easyriders magazine in August 1986.
Scenic Motorcycle Tour for Charity Set for May 4–6
Moorpark, CA, – (21 April 2017) – 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 told the stories of individuals with a desire to dream, to discover and to 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 decided they needed to do something with this passion group of fans and out of that brainstorm came Why We Ride MOTOvational Events. The 3rd Invitational WHY WE RIDE to the Quail is the largest annual charity event and will take place May 4, 5 and 6. The ride begins in Moorpark and heads to picturesque Pismo Beach, CA, moves up into the wooded hillsides and gorgeous valleys of Paso Robles wine country, following the Carmel River along the most seductive canyon road in California, and arriving at the beaches of Monterey in time for The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. All proceeds go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
“Three years ago we thought we would attract only ‘motorcycle people’ on the ride ,” says Bryan Carroll, producer of Why We Ride Films, organizers of the event. “Quickly we realized that like the movie, our audience was really people who ride motorcycles, which is a very different approach and made a huge difference. That approach expanded our sponsor base, and is responsible for an bigger ride this year – and being able to contribute more to our charity. I’m proud of our team for seeing our potential for good, and pushing harder every year.”
That huge difference is resulting in people of all stripes with a common love of motorcycle riding coming together and taking part. Of course, everyone loves a good cause, but the diversity of sponsors and participants really illustrates how the Hollywood and motorcycling communities have united to benefit those in need, namely children with serious medical issues. A combination of top motorcycle and riding accessories manufacturers have joined with the biggest and best equipment makers and creative service providers in Hollywood, and the unique nature of the 3-day ride (the only one of its kind) allows companies to demo products 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 have captured that.”
Participants in the charity ride enjoy a bevy of perks (in addition to the awesome ride), including cocktails and vittles at the WWR Riders Dinner, gift bags, special guest speakers and VIP access to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, including private ride to the event, exclusive parking and private lounge access.
Sponsors for The 3rd Invitational WHY WE RIDE to The Quail include (please link this to www.MOTOvational.com): Company 3, Refuse Specialists, Indian Motorcycle, Nuviz, Newbox Solutions, Kawasaki Motorcycles, Macro Space, Aerial Vuz, Gnarlynow Entertainment, Lightning Entertainment, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Klock Werks, D73, Motorcycle Mover LA, 805bling, Doffo Winery, LA Motorcyclist, FastHouse, Formosa Group, Fotokem, Lucky Fools, Harvest Construction, Egrafz, Alpinestars, EPS-Cineworks, AMA, idPlatforms, Bill Bavelas Family and Tim Mitchel Family.
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—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.
Location: Long Beach, Ca, 2012: J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. Pictures by Jack McIntyre / Iron Trader News.
Shooting bikes for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builders Shows & Bikerpros during the 2012-2013 shows was an experience that I will never forget. Week after exciting week, great cities & people, it was a period of my photography career that will always be remembered and appreciated. So, as you can imagine, my hard drives are LOADED with galleries of the bikes I photographed. Now & then, I post a gallery for the viewers to enjoy. Today I chose a hand fabricated bike by Michael Schacht from the Crocker Motorcycle Company. The bike was entered in the RETRO MOD CLASS and properly named “Crocker Big Tank”. Year, 1942, Engine: 85CI, hand fabricated including engine, clutch, and transmission. Enjoy the images!
Post by Jeffrey Najar, Partner
FreeStyle J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner
Rick took top honors and took home a check for $1,000 and a Nino 925 custom skull ring for his effort. The bike also won at Artistry and Iron just a few months back. It’s a scratch-built chopper with jewel-like construction and features a shovelhead mil.
1st RKB Kustom Speed, Rick Bray – Bike Name: Solomon Special, 2014 custom build and frame with shovelhead mil
2nd Jose Contreras– Bike Name: Guerrero, 2013 Pro Street
Sponsors for the 2014-15 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show includes Progressive Insurance, Advanstar, J&P Cycles, Nino 925 Ring, CyCan cleaners and polishers, 5 Ball Racing Leathers Special Ops Vest, Danny Gray saddles, Leatherworks solo bag and Bell Helmets.
The Ultimate Builder includes three broad classes including FreeStyle (anything goes), Retro MOD (anything goes for bike built before 1984 and MOD Custom (bikes with stock frames and engine cases). Enthusiasts tell us that the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder is the most diverse and eclectic show they have attended.
Custom MOD J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner
Paul Binford brought three bikes to San Mateo and came away a winner in the Custom MOD class. Paul is known for his big and bold design and a FTW attitude. He entered a customer’s 2005 Roadglide that had come into the shop with a severe case of road rash. So the bike was disassembled and rebuilt to the customer’s specifications. The results? An award winning Bagger.
1st Binford Custom Cycles, Paul Binford – Bike Name: Bad Investment, 2005 Harley-Davidson Roadglide
2nd AFT Customs, Jim Giuffra – Bike Name: Cimeron, 2014 Honda CB836
Retro MOD J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Winner
Dalton Walker rolled in his 1937 custom Flathead and it just stood out from the crowd. The bike is homage to the 1970’s diggers. The bike features Dalton Walker’s style of high-end fabrication with custom fittings and custom components throughout.
1st SIK, Dalton Walker – 1937 UL, Flathead 74 with split backbone
2nd RKB Kustom Speed, Rick Bray – Bike Name: 1 Piece at a Time, Custom shovelhead built for Biker live
More Winners – Larry Lovisone and his 1994 Honda RC45 won the People’s Choice award and took home a Bell Bullit helmet and a 5 Ball Racing Leathers’ Special Ops Jacket. Jim Carducci won the Show Dog award, a Solo saddlebag from Leatherworks . The Show Dog is for the builder or dealer that really works the show and spends time with the enthusiasts.