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The winter season can feel like forever to motorcycle riders. While a few of us stay on the road all year long, most riders have their bikes in storage and they’re itching to get back out on the road. With snow, icy roads and cold weather, motorcyclists are trapped at home dreaming of the open road. If you’re stuck inside, don’t worry! There are still plenty of motorcycle-themed activities you can do until you’re back out on the road.

Let's take a look at five motorcycle movies that will keep you entertained until riding season:

  1. Long Way Round (2004): This film is a documentary that follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman as they take on an epic motorcycle journey around the world. This movie is worth checking out because it provides a unique perspective on long-distance riding from two well-known actors.
  2. Torque (2004): A fun, high-energy, action-packed film that revolves around motorcycle street racing. While it may be more fictional and over the top than the other movies on this list, it provides an adrenaline rush for motorcycle enthusiasts and anyone else in the audience.
  3. The Great Escape (1963): While not solely focusing on motorcycles, this well-known classic film features one of the most iconic motorcycle chase sequences with Steve McQueen. McQueen escapes from a POW camp in World War II and the chase shows McQueen jumping fences and evading his pursuers on a motorcycle, in a great cinematic moment.
  4. Why We Ride (2013): This is another documentary and it delves into the passion and love for motorcycling by a variety of different kinds of riders. This film explores the many reasons why people are drawn to riding motorcycles and also focuses on the sense of community that brings riders together. 
  5. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012): Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, this film tells a family's multigenerational story starting with a father who is a motorcycle stunt rider. It explores the themes of family, crime and the consequences of actions that ripple down through generations.

Though the chance of riding your bike again might seem so far away, checking out these movies might help pass the time until riding season a little faster. If you want even more motorcycle films to watch, check out our other article here.

For even more video entertainment, you can watch Hupy and Abraham’s award-winning “Behind the Handlebars” video series, featuring hundreds of motorcycle events, interviews with builders, racers and more in the videos on our YouTube channel here.

Stay tuned to HUPY.COM for more great motorcycle articles and videos. Hupy and Abraham has been supporting riders for decades by promoting motorcycle awareness and safety, as well as sponsoring rider events across the Midwest. The firm’s “Watch for Motorcycles” message aims to keep riders at top of mind for other drivers on the road and help save lives.

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