HAWTHORNE, Calif., Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 40 years ago, the movie Easy Rider introduced us to the world of motorcycles. In 2013, EagleRider, the world's largest motorcycle rental and tour company, is making it a reality to re-trace the exact route of the movie with the launch of the Easy Rider Movie Tour.
The company has teamed up with Sony Pictures and Easy Rider movie experts to offer a two week motorcycle tour that follows the exact path laid down by "Billy" and "Wyatt" during the production of the movie. The tour will offer participants the chance to visit locations where the movie was filmed and ride from the highways of Southern California, to Death Valley, and down to New Orleans to experience the jazz and blues music that the city has to offer. Furthermore, riders will get to see behind the scenes movie props. The tour will be offered six times throughout 2013, starting in May and ending in October. Click here for more information on the Easy Rider Movie Tour by EagleRider.
"No other movie has had a profound effect on the motorcycle world like Easy Rider has and we are honored to have the chance to partner with Sony Pictures to present this tour," said Chris McIntyre, President of EagleRider. "The success of the tour will hopefully pave the way for us to offer additional motorcycle movie tours in the future."
EagleRider specializes in offering exciting motorcycle tours in the top vacation destinations in the world including America's National Parks, Historic Route 66, Africa's Cape, and the North American Rocky Mountains. Since 1992, EagleRider has orchestrated guided and self-guided motorcycle tours through the most awe-inspiring parts of the USA as well as internationally in 17 different countries. With a motto of "We Rent Dreams," EagleRider has mastered the art of open road tours.
"Easy Rider, one of our most coveted classic films, culturally celebrates the American motorcycle lifestyle. EagleRider's strong reputation makes them the ideal partner for the Easy Rider Movie Tour," said Greg Economos, SVP Sony Pictures Consumer Products. "We are excited to offer motorcycle enthusiasts the opportunity to engage in the film's history and thrilled with our partnership with EagleRider."
In 1992, EagleRider pioneered the Harley-Davidson® motorcycle rental concept and the guided motorcycle tour business, celebrating our 20th year. Today, we are the world's largest motorcycle travel and tourism company. EagleRider understands the needs of motorcycle enthusiasts and adventure travelers; offering over 4,000 perfectly maintained Harley, Honda, BMW, Triumph and many other motorcycle models for rent as well as for sale in more than 100 locations worldwide. Our vast network of EagleRider locations allows us the unique ability to offer One-Way Rentals, Guided Tours and Self-Drive Tours from the most desirable tourist destinations in the world.
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