Since the release of ”The Wild One” in 1953, the world has been fascinated with the mythic culture of the American biker. Who are these people with the loud motorcycles, leather jackets, tattoos, and long beards? Where are they going as they roar through town in large packs? And what do they do when they arrive wherever they’re going? ”I Ride” is a documentary film that finally tells the true-to-life story of the biker community in America. When they were young in Sacramento, California, Harry and Tommy Fryed experienced a devastating family tragedy. Their response was to form The Fryed Brothers Band – a band devoted to what they love most: motorcycles and music.
Through the eyes and music of The Fryed Brothers Band, ”I Ride” will take you on an illuminating road trip through the biker world: bare-knuckle fights you actually sign up for, wild bar-b-ques and campouts, and partying raw and rowdy at some of the biggest hardcore biker festivals. This trip will wind up at Sturgis, South Dakota, for a Fryed Brother Band performance to end all performances. The Fryed Brothers Band? They’re the best band you’ve probably never heard of. For 29 years they’ve been the exclusive ‘house band’ of America’s Biker Movement. Every year The Fryed Brothers headline most of the preeminent biker events in America including the Easyriders Show in Sacramento, CA, Rip’s Bad Ride in Irvine, CA, Ghost Mountain Riders Show in Salinas, CA, the Circle of Pride in Iowa, and most importantly, ”Sturgis Bike Week,” the largest gathering of bikers in the world, which completely takes over the small town of Sturgis, South Dakota every August to celebrate this outlaw culture. ”I Ride”, the film, is a tribute to their perseverance, dedication and love of all things biker.
Starring: The Fryed Brothers Band, Willie Nelson, Sonny Barger, Pat Simmons, Steve Beatnik Werner, Miles Squire, Dave Nichols, Steve Schapiro. DVD Special Features: Jokes, Trailer, Chubb’s Bro’s (a short film), and interviews with Willie Nelson & Crew, Pat Simmons, Miles Squire, Mama Fryed, and Fryed Brother’s Fans.
Directed by: Daron Ker