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Feature film on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Main Street at the 2014 Sturgis rally

The makers of the award-winning feature-length motorcycle documentary Why We Ride are now planning to release a film about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally called “I Am Sturgis: The Movie”.

To finance the film about the world’s biggest motorcycle rally, they are asking for pledges through Kickstarter with a target of $350,000 by the end of May.

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Why We Ride was a classy and emotive film, so a doco about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally should be equally entertaining, especially as the rally this year celebrates its 75th anniversary with an expected attendance approaching one million.

Why We Ride director Bryan Carroll and producer James Walker said they couldn’t stop at “just one movie” after receiving thousands of letters from fans telling them they started riding after seeing their film.

I Am Sturgis producer James Walker and director Bryan Carroll - Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
I Am Sturgis producer James Walker and director Bryan Carroll

“This is now a movement and we would love to have you, the fans, help us continue our mission of promoting what is good about motorcycling with audiences worldwide,” they say in a joint statement.

Pledges to their Kickstarter program will provide supporters with a range of rewards. Pledge $5 and you get a digital copy of the official move poster, $15 gets a preview digital download of the movie and $20 earns you a pin, patch and sticker.

Mrs MBW at the Sturgis motorcycle rally
Mrs MBW at Sturgis

There are levels of pledges and rewards packages right up to a whopping $10,000. In return, you receive a co-executive producer credit in the film, 10 tickets to the LA Red Carpet Premiere and After Party, an invitation to join the filmmakers for a day on the set during the filming at this year’s Sturgis Rally and various other exclusive gifts and invitations.

The crew will shoot the film at this year’s rally and expect the final edit to hit the screens in August next year in time for the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Last year Mrs MBW and I travelled to the rally and were overwhelmed with the numbers, the excitement and the buzz of the place, but more importantly, we were in awe of the beautiful riding conditions around the Black Hills of South Dakota. The rally, or at least the destination, should be on every rider’s bucket list.

Iron Mountain Road - the world's greatest motorcycle road - Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Black Hills riding