Küryakyn #THEXKURSION Sturgis Social Media Contest

THEXKURSIONtoSturgisSOMERSET, WIS, JULY 1—Are you riding to Sturgis? Küryakyn™ is recruiting five road-trippin’, social-media junkies to join our crew that will be documenting their adventures on “#THEXKURSION to Sturgis”—and they want YOU to be part of the ride!

Küryakyn has a team of riders from across the States and beyond making the trek to the Black Hills showcasing the new XKürsion™ luggage line. Sturgis-bound bikers who plan on making their journey to the 75th a road trip to remember can enter for a chance to receive an all-new XKürsion gear bag and share their adventure throughout the rally via Küryakyn’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Winners will also receive a VIP package and special product discounts when they visit the Küryakyn trucks during the Rally at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City.

To enter for one of five free XKürsion bags, a VIP swag package and the chance to share your Sturgis expedition with the world, visit the Küryakyn Facebook Page and comment on “#THEXKURSION to Sturgis” post by answering the four required questions:

  • Why do you love to ride?
  • What do you ride?
  • What’s your starting location?
  • Do you have mobile access to Social Media?

The five winners of #THEXKURSION contest are expected to post at least one photo per day to the Küryakyn social media pages throughout their 75th annual Sturgis Rally Experience. Each comment entry will be judged by Küryakyn, so don’t hold back. Prove you’re passionate about riding and score some new gear for your XKürsion to Sturgis!

Deadline for entries is Monday, July 6 at 11:59pm CST. Winners will be announced on 7/7/15.

Why We Ride Free 7-Day Online Screening To Promote Crowd-Funding For I AM STURGIS

whywerideMoorpark, CA, – (13 May 2015) – In conjunction with the crowd funding campaign for its new film I AM STURGIS, the filmmakers are offering free on-line screening of Why We Ride for 7 days in hopes of galvanizing viewers to donate on any level to their Kickstarter campaign. Upon its initial release, Why We Ride generated intense interest and soon became the most critically acclaimed motorcycle movie of all time. With time running out on the current campaign, the filmmakers hope to channel some of that energy and enthusiasm toward their new project.

“We don’t want to stop with just one movie. We want to continue to inspire more people, and that’s why we want to make I AM STURGIS,” says James Walker, producer of Why We Ride. “This is a movement now, and we want it to flourish. Sturgis is the entire motorcycle microcosm–it’s got everything: the camaraderie of the tribe, the visceral power of the bikes, the cacophony of humans and machines coming together, communing, riding, bonding. We want to show this world to people, because the instinct behind it, the gathering and the sharing, the competition and the rush–it’s universal. This isn’t just about being a motorcyclist; it’s about what drives us as people. All we ask is that everyone who has seen Why We Ride–or who view it for free on our site over the next week– to please donate to the I AM STURGIS Kickstarter campaign. If everyone gives even $5, it will allow us to continue telling these inspiring stories about our motorcycle culture.”

Response to the I AM STURGIS crowd-funding drive has been strong among the professional motorcycling community. South Dakota Tourism, City of Sturgis®, Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally, Harley-Davidson, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, The Buffalo Chip Campground, Law Tigers, Uhl Studios, Michael Lichter Photography, Sedlak Studios, Hot Leathers, Bonnier Corporation, UBM Advanstar Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, J&P Cycles and Whitewood Campground and Event Center are just a few of the motorcycling business interests that have committed support to I AM STURGIS. With 19 days remaining in the campaign, Walker and company hope for a final push from individual motorcycling enthusiasts and Why We Ride fans to get them to their goal. The filmmakers believe in their fans and hope the 7-day free screening of Why We Ride will serve as a gesture of goodwill and inspiration.

The impetus for I AM STURGIS stems partly from this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally being the 75th Anniversary of that motorcycling institution. In recent years, the Sturgis rally has drawn half a million participants, but attendance estimates for this year’s anniversary rally exceed one million riders. There may never be a better time to capture the passion, dedication and camaraderie of the motorcycling community, and there certainly is no better place than the iconic Sturgis gathering.

When making Why We Ride, Sturgis was the first filming location, and it had an immediate emotional effect on the filmmakers. “There is a spirit there that enters you and grabs your heart,” says Bryan H. Carroll, producer/director. “The beauty of the Black Hills is God given. You put your hand on a boulder and you feel this energy; you can feel it in the air. It’s easy to understand why American Indians hold this place sacred.”

To launch the project, Why We Ride Films hopes to raise $350,000 of the production budget for I AM STURGIS through their Kickstarter campaign. And while they’re on their way, there are only 19 days left to achieve their goal. There are many contribution levels and many rewards at each level, including digital movie posters, movie downloads, movie premier passes, production credits, access to the Producer’s Private Pre-Party, and private theatrical screenings, as well as new offerings, like an exclusive David Uhl print of legendary motorcycle maven Gloria Struck, Ride in the Movie, VIP passes to Michael Lichter’s Motorcycles as Art party, a handmade “Bagger” metal sculpture by James Rice and the opportunity to make it into the movie through participation in Sturgis rally rides.

“We made Why We Ride about a community,” says producer James Walker. “Now, we want to grow that community and invite the people to be a part of our next film: I AM STURGIS! There are only 19 days left–we’re asking those with a love for motorcycling to join us.”

Why We Ride is available for free screening for 7 days at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/338580709/i-am-sturgis-the-movie. A trailer for I AM STURGIS can be seen there as well.

Why We Ride Films urges those with a passion for motorcycling to join them in bringing I AM STURGIS to the big screen. This will be a collective endeavor, made by and for people with a fervor for riding. Anyone can pledge support and be a part of the movie. Those wanting to participate in crowdfunding this project can do so at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/338580709/i-am-sturgis-the-movie

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 www.whyweride.com

Covering Americade Live

Make sure to check out American Iron Magazine’s coverage of Americade. We have a staff riding from the event and want to hear from you as well. Be an online reporter for American Iron – post any updates on our forum or our facebook page and you can also email anything to us. Bike Shots, weather reports, new products or our continuing search for the largest turkey leg ever??

If you can’t make it to Lake George this year check out our continuing coverage of ‘Live from Americade’

Laconia Bike Week Jun 12th-20th 2010

Laconia Motorcycle Week is arguably the oldest motorcycle rally in the United States. Searching on the web, I find different start dates, so I guess the best thing to do is do the math. With the 2005 rally being labelled by the official website as the 82nd, it appears that Laconia Bike week started in 1924. Since then, it has grown to be the third largest of the ‘Big Four’ motorcycle rallies, drawing a crowd of between 300,000 and 400,000 people.

While at Laconia Motorcycle Week, don’t miss these nearby attractions

Many people spend their entire vacation enjoying the events and comradery offered during Laconia Motorcycle Week. But, if you want to just get away from the hustle and bustle that is Laconia during the rally, here is a short list of some of some of the attractions nearby:

  • the Motorcyclist Shrine in Colebrook, NH is 2 and a half hours north
  • View reenactments of frontier life at the reconstructed French and Indian War Fort 4 in Charlestown, NH, only 2 hours south west

(from mcrallyfinder.com)

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ROT Bike Rally Jun 10th-13th, 2010

Laying claim to the Biggest Biker Rally in Texas and the peoples choice”Best in Texas”, the Republic of Texas Biker Rally has been held since 1994. This rally takes place the first weekend after Memorial Day, starting on Thursday. Registered attendence is around 40,000, but some of the events, like the biker street party draw well over 150,000. 2006 saw the annual Parade to the Capitol enter the Guinness World Record book as the largest motorcycle parade ever. And the founders are not ready to stop there!

While the Republic of Texas Biker Rally officially kicks off at 8:00 am on Thursday and ends at noon on Sunday, don’t plan your vacation strictly on those dates and times. Austin welcomes bikers for the weekend early, and gives them a good sendoff late. The Wednesday before the Republic of Texas Biker Rally starts, there is a bikers breakfast, featuring breakfast tacos and live music. And Sunday night features a post-rally concert. So come early, and plan on staying a while! (from mcrallyfinder.com)

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Americade Jun 7th-12th, 2010

Americade is advertised as the largest touring motorcycle rally in the world. Based on Lake George, and the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, there is good reason to attract approximately 50,000 registered motorcycle riders, intent on riding the winding roads and viewing the scenery of upstate New York. While Americade is a much quieter event than most motorcycle rallies, the motorcyclists will still find much to do and see while attending.

Started in May, 1983 by a motorcyclist named Bill Dutcher, Americade was initially called Aspencade East, after another touring motorcycle rally in New Mexico. The initial event drew an estimated 2000 attendence, and it has grown from there. Three years later, the name was changed to the current Americade, to better describe what had quickly become the largest touring motorcycle rally. (from mcrallyfinder.com)

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