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We are creating a one-of-a-kind WORLD PREMIERE EVENT and we want to invite you, and the rest of the world to the party.
We are creating a one-of-a-kind WORLD PREMIERE EVENT and we want to invite you, and the rest of the world to the party.
284 backers pledged $25,632 to help bring this project to life.

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This is a short 10 day pre-sale campaign with very limited edition items that will surely sell out. One word of advice - make your purchase today before someone else scoops up your super sweet titanium bike tubing usb drive with a 4K Ultra High Definition version of the film - oh yes, read on... 

The World Premiere for ‘Inspired to Ride’ is set for April 11th, 2015 in Denver Colorado and we want you there no matter where you are in the world.

We've created a fun-filled day with lots of cycling goodness and by taking part in this campaign on Kickstarter you're helping make this World Premiere Event possible. 

There are two ways you can be a part of this:

  • Get to Denver Colorado and sit yourself down in one of only 350 seats.
  • Turn on your computer and watch the event via live-streaming.

This gathering of bike-minded people is going to be one hell of a good-time and we want you to be here with us whether you live in South Dakota, South Africa or the South Bronx.

This special day will be an occasion to celebrate ultra-endurance racing, bikepacking and the people who say yes to adventures by bicycle. In addition to premiering a movie, we’ve also invited some of the top names in endurance cycling to present personalized workshops on topics surrounding gear, strategies and tips & tricks hard-earned during wins at races like the Tour Divide, Trans Am, Colorado Trail, 'Iditabike' and more…

We're bringing in Mike Hall from the UK, Juliana Buhring from Italy, the film crew and other athletes who raced the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race and appear in this film.

Mike Hall's accomplishments are incredible: Trans Am 2014 win (spoiler alert), Tour Divide 2013 win, World Cycle 2012 record breaker.

Juliana Buhring's short cycling career is equally inspiring: Trans Am 2014 women's winner and 5th overall, Transcontinental 2013 only woman to attempt and 9th overall, World Cycle 2012 women's world record holder - 18,000 miles in 152 days.

Also invited to present at this World Premiere Event will be Tracey Petervary (Iditabike, Tour Divide), Jefe Branham (Tour Divide, Colorado Trail Race) Neil Beltchenko (Colorado Trail Race), Billy Rice (Tour Divide, Trans Am)

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When you buy the signed DVD or any of the items we're offering during this pre-sale campaign, you are really assisting Mike Hall to fly here from the UK, Juliana Burhring from Italy and all the others to make their way to this World Premiere Event. We really appreciate you partnering with us to make this 'festival' a reality! 

Heck, if you treat this as an investment, your ROI would be through the roof!! Just think of the money you'll save by hearing all the advice from these athletes about their tried and true gear choices - no more spending your hard earned cash testing out various pieces of equipment that just won't work for you. You'll thank yourself for taking action today...

Have you wished you could ask Jay & Tracey Petervary what gear they trust in freezing temperature on the Iditarod? - now you can. Have you wondered what was going through Juliana Buhring's mind as she embarked on her round-the-world bike race and what it's like to hold the women's record for that 18,000 mile journey? - you should ask her that. Why did Billy Rice decide to 'Yo-Yo' the Tour Divide? - why don't you ask him what the hell a 'Yo-Yo' Race is. How does Mike Hall go so light and so fast for so many days? - I wonder if he'd give you a straight answer...

You'll be able to ask these ultra-endurance legends all the questions you want through your computer when you decide to participate in this World Premiere Event. And if you can get to Denver and hang out with them in person, even better! 

If you can't make it to Denver, you can still take part in the Q&A session after the film because you'll receive a link to stream an HD version of the movie and then click back to the event's in-auditorium live-streaming to hear the racers discuss their experinces and the film.

These ultra-endurance athletes have never been in the same room together - until now - this is history in the making... And you are going to be a part of it because you decided to participate in this Kickstarter campaign and Kick-Ass World Premiere Event.

We'll send you specific information with all the World Premiere Event details when this 10 day campaign closes. But for now here is a 'work in progress' schedule:

  • April 11th, 2015 Denver Colorado MTN timezone
  • 1:00 pm Doors Open - Live streaming begins
  • 2:00 pm Billy Rice
  • 2:30 pm Neil Beltchenko
  • 3:00 pm Film Crew 
  • 3:30 pm Jefe Branham
  • 4:00 pm Tracey Petervary
  • 4:30 pm Juliana Buhring
  • 5:00 pm Mike Hall
  • 5:30 - 7:00 pm Break
  • 7:00 pm World Premiere begins - Streaming link sent to online ticket holders
  • 8:30 pm Q&A with cast and crew on stage

*Guests and times subject to change

'Inspired to Ride' was shot using four 4K Ultra High Definition cameras with multiple camera crews. This film is going to look amazing in a theater on the big screen! Speaking of big screen, we'll have some information coming soon about how you'll also get to see this film in your local theater. Make sure you are getting our newsletter for all the current news and updates: NEWSLETTER.

You'll notice one of our limited edition items on the right is the 4K version of the film on a hand-made titanium usb hard drive - this is a piece of art unto itself (check out the pictures below). If you have a 4K screen at home you'll get a head-start on everyone and see every minute visual detail of these racers crossing America with its breathtaking sights & sounds in Ultra High Definition.

As part of this campaign we are offering very limited edition and one-of-a-kind items for pre-sale. This is a short 10 day pre-sale campaign and items are sure to sell out fast. This will be the only time we're going to offer some of these items. 

Our goal is to ship everything by May 31st, 2015.

A note from the Lee Kinder the artist: 

I generally hand shape with Dremel and burs, files and sander to get the basic starting blank for the project I am working on. Draw/transfer the design/logo/ideas directly to the blank and proceed with Dremel and a variety of different sized burs (3/32-1/16) as well as files, hobby blades and such.Each is then textured, sanded and polished with a white/gray compound to get the high gloss finish. When completed I give each a coat of Renaissance Wax as a final finish before/after cording. I use a waxed, multi-strand thread for the cording which is hand braided. Some are finished with a bone toggle and loop and to a fixed length, others are adjustable.Each pendant during wear will take on a patina after time. They can be worn 24/7 if desired bathing, swimming, et cetera... You can get a small container of Renaissance Wax and give it a light coat and buff with a soft white cloth as desired as well.I enjoy the process of creating and hope that the future owners find them pleasing as well. 

Thanks again Mike for the opportunity to share my talents with you and your audience!

We really appreciate all the support you've given us over the years with our past films. We wanted to create this Kickstarter campaign as a way to offer our closest friends and supporters some very personalized limited edition items. 

These signed bundles and one-of-a-kind items will only be available during this 10 day window. They are sure to sell out so if you would like to own one of these collector items please place your order today. And if you think one of your friends might like to know about this short campaign and want to also get their hands on a signed movie poster from the likes of Mike Hall, Juliana Buring, Billy Rice, Nathan Jones, Adam Guske, Mike Dion, Hunter Weeks, Eddie Clark and other fine human beings, please share this page with them - don't be selfish - I'm sure they would like it framed on their wall too ; ) At the top of this page there is a Share this project button that makes it very easy to spread the love...

Thank you so much - Mike Dion and the 'Inspired to Ride' production team.

It's been an amazing feeling over the years hearing from so many of you that have been moved or inspired by the past films. Thank for for sharing your experiences via Facebook, email or stories in your blogs. My good friend, Norb DeKerchove, was kind enough to create this video sharing his experience. Thank you Norb - I love this TRIBE! 

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If you would like to send us your own experience, it would be fantastic to hear from you! Please send here: mike@inspiredtoride.it

P.S. if you want to check out some cool photos and frame-grabs of the racers taken during filming CLICK HERE  and HERE

You are awesome - thank you for reading all the way to the bottom of this page!

Official webpage http://www.inspiredtoride.it

This just in, Ryan Van Duzer will be hosting the World Premiere Event - Sweeet!!!

Risks and challenges

One or more of the invited guests may not make it to the event due to unforeseen circumstances.

Live-streaming has inherent challenges depending on internet speed and connectivity at the venue as well as the individual user watching the streaming video. There is a chance your live-stream of the workshops and Q&A may be dropped or interrupted during the event. There is also a chance you may not be able to connect to the stream at all depending on your circumstances with internet connection and viewing device.

However, the streaming of the HD version of the feature film will not be live-streamed. It will be a very stable signal. You will be emailed a link from our digital distribution partner on April 11th, 7:00 pm MTN and have a full 48 hours to watch the film. After 48 hours the link will be de-activated.

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    World Premiere Online Ticket - You will receive a link to stream the film in HD on your computer or mobile device during our World Premiere Event on April 11th 2015. The link will be sent to you at 7:00pm MTN time and be active for 48 hours. You will also receive links to watch the live workshops and Q&A inside the theater.

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    Ticket to attend the April 11th, 2015 World Premiere Event in person. Get yourself to Denver Colorado and lets PARTY! The venue holds 350 people and we're selling 250 of those tickets during this campaign. This event is sure to sell out fast. Can you imagine what it will be like to be in the same room with these cycling legends?

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    Special Edition TransAm Tribe T-shirt. A limited edition design only available during this campaign + online stream of the film available day of world premiere

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    DVD signed by cast and crew at the world premiere + special edition t-shirt + online stream of the film available day of world premiere

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    Blu-ray signed by cast and crew at the world premiere + special edition t-shirt + online stream of the film available day of world premiere

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    Italian Subtitles. There seems to be a LOT of Italian fans liking 'Inspired to Ride' (thank you Juliana). This package will help us fund and create an Italian subtitled version of the film. Receive a DVD or Blu-ray in English and Italian subtitles + a Digital version of the film to stream in English and Italian subtitles + special edition t-shirt
    Sottotitoli in italiano. Sembrano esserci MOLTI tifosi italiani a cui piace "Inspired to Ride" (grazie, Juliana). Questo pacchetto ci aiuterà a finanziare e produrre una versione del film con sottotitoli in italiano. Riceverete un DVD o Blue-ray in inglese con sottotitoli in italiano + una versione digitale del film per lo streaming in inglese con sottotitoli in italiano + l'edizione speciale della t-shirt.

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    DVD (unsigned) + special edition t-shirt + online stream of the film available day of world premiere

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    4 Pack (save $10) Four tickets to attend the April 11th, 2015 World Premiere Event in person. Get yourself to Denver Colorado and lets PARTY! The venue holds 350 people and we're selling 250 of those tickets during this campaign. This event is sure to sell out fast. Can you imagine what it will be like to be in the same room with these cycling legends?

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    Official movie poster signed by cast and crew at the world premiere + signed DVD or Blu-ray + t-shirt + online stream of the film day of world premiere

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    Your name in the film’s credits under A Very Special Thanks section + signed poster + signed DVD or Blu-ray + t-shirt + online stream of the film day of world premiere

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    See the film before the rest of the world. VIP screening event at Alamo Drafthouse Denver April 9th, 2015. Be a part of our VIP crew celebration. You’ll get to experience the film with Mike Dion, Hunter Weeks, Mike Hall, Juliana Buhring and the whole VIP crew 2 days before the rest of the world gets to see it. Party with us at the famed Alamo Drafthouse and watch the film on the big screen. Then stick around for a very personal Q&A + everything in $100 package - Lodging and travel not included.

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    Limited edition laser enraged wood case DVD or Blu-ray + everything in $100 package - This custom made wood packaging will only be available during this campaign. Design will be retired.

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    4K Ultra High Definition version of the film on a titanium 32 GB usb drive. This bike themed usb drive is handmade by Rachel Spire at Re-Geared.com using titanium bike tubing [yes, we're totally serious, Ti-Ta-Ni-Um Baby!] Got a 4K TV, monitor or new iMac Retina Display? If so, this is the only way you can watch 'Inspired to Ride' in full 4K Ultra High Definition. Believe me, your mind will be blown by the detail watching these athletes immersed in the cinematic beauty riding across the United States + everything in $100 package + The HD version of the film will also be on the drive along with a TON of extras and production stills. We'll have to check but this is likely the first cycling film released in full 4K Ultra High Definition.

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    One-of-a-kind 'Inspired to Ride' RECTANGLE bone-carved pendant by Lee Kinder of Artisan Attributes + everything in $100 package. Look left for more info about Lee and this pendant. This is the only one in the world

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    One-of-a-kind 'Inspired to Ride' CIRCLE bone-carved pendant by Lee Kinder of Artisan Attributes + everything in $100 package. Look left for more info about Lee and this pendant. This is the only one in the world.

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    Mike Hall, as Race Director of the Transcontinental Race across Europe is throwing in a guaranteed place in the 2016 event. (Perk covers entry to the TCR2016 only, worth around £200, racers must find their own way to and from the event and factor in their race expenses). The Transcontinental is a self supported race across Europe in high demand - all places sold out in a few hours this year. You will be the first rider on the start list for 2016. + everything in the $100 package http://www.transcontinentalrace.com

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    Group Screening License - Host a group screening for a one day public event. Perfect for your cycling club, fundraiser or shop appreciation party. You'll receive a DVD or Blu-ray to screen the film + 5 movie posters + 5 t-shirts + 2 signed movie posters to give away at your event + artwork and marketing materials to promote your event. Reserve your 'Inspired to Ride' screening before we open it up to the general public on our website. You may host your event starting April 18th or later. Once reserved, we'll put your event information on the film's website. Send us a message with your proposed location and date when you purchase this catagory.

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    Ride With Us / Private Screening April 12th 2015. Come along for a fun ride with Mike Hall, Juliana Buhring, Mike Dion and other cast & crew. We'll ride from downtown Denver to the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Mike Dion will be shooting stills and video of the ride and you’ll get them all on the custom titanium usb drive. We’ll return back to Denver, clean up at our VIP House and you’ll have an intimate private screening of 'Inspired to Ride' with all of us. This will be an easy ride on bike paths (we might decide to not even go all the way to Red Rocks) and If the weather sucks we'll move to plan B (Drink Beer... This is really about having fun and getting to hang out with the gang) + everything in $225 package. Lodging, travel and bike not included.

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    Mike Dion will fly or drive to your location for a screening of 'Inspired to Ride' with your small group of friends or full theater or something in between - you decide. Set up your event and Mike will be there with the goods. This is an incentive that will allow you to make money back if you are a resourceful individual. Your name in the credits + 10 signed DVD’s, 10 signed posters and 10 t-shirts. Work the date and details out with Mike then let the good times roll. US only. International interest? Lets talk.

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    You are an Executive Producer - welcome to the team! Your name credited as Executive Producer in the film and on the official movie poster. Plus all the above (except the bone pendants). And yes, this includes Mike Dion coming to screen the film with you no matter where you are in the US. If you want to team up with someone, we'll allow 2 names to be included in the film and on the poster as Executive Producers. You'll also get 2 tickets for the VIP event on April 9th, World Premiere on April 11th and Private Screening April 12th. Lodging and travel to Denver not included. I wonder who our new Executive Producer will be!? Your new business card is standing by...

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    Sponsor this project. Your brand or business becomes a featured partner of the film. You will be prominently placed on the website, official movie poster, DVD and all marketing materials we produce. Let's discuss 'win-win' scenarios surrounding the production of extra content, social media strategies, contests, VIP theatrical screenings, fundraisers... We are looking for a true partnership. Let's make 1+1=100

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    Artistic Patronage - You are someone who believes in this production team and the films we create. You would enjoy seeing this project succeed and this team continue to produce adventerous and inspiring projects.

    You will receive our infinite gratitude and treasure chest of past, present and future creations.

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