Why We Ride 2014 PG CC

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WINNER - Best Documentary -Motorcycle Film Festival 2013 -- An inspiring adventure into the world of motorcycling, told by the famous racers, passionate riders and everyday families who live each day to the fullest on their two-wheeled machines.

Starring:
Jim Adams, Ernie Alexander
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes

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Why We Ride

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Genres Sports, Documentary, Kids & Family
Director Bryan H. Carroll
Starring Jim Adams, Ernie Alexander
Supporting actors Kenny Alexander, Jay Allen, Butch Baer, Michael Baer, Rick Baer, Tim Baer, Dave Barr, Alonzo Bodden, Ethan Deanos Caroll, Shelby Carroll, Tami Carroll, Erika Cobb, Karlee Cobb, Judy Code, Keith Code, Jason Disalvo, Damian Doffo, Marcelo Doffo
Studio Kretz Media Holdings
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

If you have a friend or loved one who rides, you have to watch this.
Leonardo Bilello
This says, to me at least, that the movie does a much better job of telling non-riders what the experience is like, and why they might like riding too.
Thomas A. Cameron
Highly recommend that anyone who rides or is considering watch this movie.
DCE Motorsports

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By AuthorRyanSchneider on December 17, 2013
Format: DVD
Absolutely loved this film.

Wasn't sure what to expect, other than that it was about motorcycles. It covered many aspects of motorcycling, from history to hill climbs, to motorcycle clubs and family camping excursions centered around motorcycling.

Motorcycling is such a vast topic with so many people who love it and have their own unique understanding and niche, it would be difficult for a film to cover ALL of it.

But Why We Ride does a great job of covering many aspects. Note that it is not merely footage of dirt bikes sailing over dunes, such as you might see on a loop in a bike shop, for example. It is also not a step-by-step history/chronology of motorcycling and every single different type of bike (cruisers vs sport bikes vs dirt bikes, for example). Why We Ride focuses on the SOUL and the PASSION of what it means to be on a motorcycle, what it means to be a part of the global family of riders, and the unspoken LOVE understood by all. This is why it was so great that all of the speakers/actors in the film were introduced only at the conclusion during the closing credits. Because first and foremost, they love to ride. If you love to ride, you'll love this film.
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A movie that chronicles the passion of people who "have the bug" for riding motorcycles. The people interviewed exude the sort of passion that only people who have toiled at successful start-ups have experienced. This movie makes it clear that success and doing something well as as much to do with passion and desire as it does skill....the two things work together and build on each other.

I have the bug.....I love to ride. But even my wife who isn't a rider and isn't at all drawn to the experience and exposure to the elements found the movie very entertaining. She felt the enthusiasm and excitement that drive the various riders shown to be able to perform to the level they did. The cool thing was that many of them seemed like pretty regular people, as regular and you and me.....but they had a passion ignited by their connection to their experiences on a their motorcycle.

The movie was quite broad in it's treatment of the various kinds of motorcyclist....from dirt to street to track. From long distance riding to drag racers, to motorcycle rally goers. Yes, there were probably some areas left uncovered, but not for the lack of general coverage....it was clearly not focused on a single, or even just a couple of kinds of motorcycle enthusiast activities.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Marc Heilpern on January 23, 2014
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great dvd, if you ride any kind of bike you will love this dvd, as documentaries go its one of the best I have seen
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Sno Dawg on December 5, 2013
Format: DVD
I saw it last night at Franklin Mills Mall in north Philly. The theater was packed and there were a lot of familiar faces. The cinematography was excellent - breathtaking shots! The message was great, but in my honest opinion it got a bit preachy for me. It included many facets of the motorcycle culture including how motorcycling started and the culture developed over the years. There were parts on street biking, dirt biking, short tracks, road racing, motocross, motoGP and cruisers. I felt there was a large focus on motorcycle riding with the family. Also, there was really nothing about Baja, Rallye racing like Dakar, and very little on dual sporting. I have a feeling that there were trying to go a different route than On Any Sunday and Dust to Glory (two of my favorite movies).

Go see it - or buy the DVD and share it with friends.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Wolford on January 21, 2014
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This will left your spirits and get your blood moving. It was a Christmas gift and was in the player moments after I opened it. It got the whole family in the mood for a ride even though it was in the 20's. I've passed it on to friends and hope to get it back at some point.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dirk E. on January 31, 2014
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Guys ... I am from Germany ... so we're used to be able to ride faster than 75mph - even 180mph if the streets allow it. :-)
However ... I am not one of those motorcycle outlaws or rowdies. Most of the time I enjoy making a tour with my friends.
So I am not a member of a 'motorcycle club' and I hate all those idiots (as last time in NYC) who give us biker a bad image.
This movie shows everybody how the motorcycle was born and how and mostly WHY people are attracted to ride a bike.
It a film showing not only beautiful landscapes and all shapes and models of bikes but also the people and their families.
That film is the best way of showing a 'non-biker' - as the title says - 'why we ride' and also why bikers are so unique at all.
So guys ... I don't know what more to tell ... so I just add the DVD to my cart and check out to watch the film @home again!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Mewhorter on January 7, 2014
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This is by far Tte Best Motorcycle movie and documentary ever made about motorcycles! It isn't geared toward one type or brand of motorcyclists, it shows what all of them have in common.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Brendel on January 11, 2014
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Many of those that commented were repeating similar words or phrases of the others on camera - seemed more scripted than spontaneous. They do speak truth and its worth the watch at least once. Great motorcycle history lesson.
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