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Why We Ride (2013)





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An inspiring celebration of the motorcycling community, this documentary film shares the passion of motorcycle riding and shows the camaraderie of the friends and families who ride together. As told by the many racers, riders, pioneers, and parents in the sport, the story weaves its way through generations of motorcyclists who live each day to the fullest on their two-wheeled machines. The refreshing message about the joys of motorcycling, coupled with state of the art photography, capture the imagination and set the soul in motion.more
Rating: PG (Mild thematic elements and language)
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ben Zeimet, Chris Hampel
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Critic Reviews for Why We Ride

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Ultimately chokes on the fumes of bombastic self-seriousness.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
Top Critic

It could in fact be one of the best movies-as-sales-tools to speed down the pike in some time.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

An exhilarating, heartfelt and inspirational doc that will entertain all ages.

Full Review… | November 2, 2013
NYC Movie Guru

Audience Reviews for Why We Ride


The passion of riding a motorcycle is an aspect of many people. With Why We Ride, we get an in depth look at this passion, the reasons why people are attracted to motorcycles and why they love to race. I've seen my fair share of motorcycle documentaries, and Why We Ride is one of the best that I have seen. The documentary gives the viewer a look at the passion and connection that riders have, and it's a captivating look at the bike culture. The history of the machine is explored here as well, and it's an in depth, an entertaining look at this culture. Motorcycles are wonderful, and are a lot of fun to ride, and with Why We Ride is a memorable and well crafted documentary that tells about the passion of motorcycling. With interviews from different rides, this is a well crafted documentary that gives you incredible insight about this passion, and you end up understanding their drive, their wiliness to enjoy the open road on a motorcycle. As someone who's ridden motorcycles, I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and I definitely understand where every rider comes from. Not only that, but this documentary is quite inspirational as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary, and it captures a terrific subject on camera, and for everyone who is interested or loves motorcycles, this is a must watch documentary, a superb film that you won't forget and above all, you'll have a much broader understanding about this passion. Motorcycles are a lot of fun, they're sexy, beautiful and when you get on a bike, the feeling is unmatched to anything that you've ever felt before. Why We Ride is a great documentary, and a must see for motorcycle enthusiasts.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Why We Ride (2013)

This is not a movie that you'll see on TV, so if you get a chance to view this movie, see it. This is a documentary about motorcycles. You can't help thinking of the movie On Any Sunday (1971), but this one is incredible with modern wide-screen photography and sound quality. There's a full orchestra and choir that gives you the shivers as you see people riding motorcycles across beautiful landscapes.

It covers the many types of motorcycles, their sporting events, and the many characters that talk about their love of motorcycles; some of them aren't even teen agers yet, and some of them are old-timers, pioneers of the motorcycle racing world. There are amazing stories of how motorcycles have literally changed people's lives, but mostly it's about the love affair that riders have with their motorcycles and how it makes them feel.

I'm a scooter rider myself, so naturally, I may be prejudiced, but I loved this movie and I think that even if you're not a motorcycle enthusiast, that you'll enjoy this movie too.

Rick Rudge

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