The event is a fundraiser and celebration of the launch of WeRideWhy.com, as well as the official announcement and trailer for the forthcoming, five-piece documentary film, #WeRideWhy. The brief synopsis of the film is below for the full synopsis, please visit WeRideWhy.com.
All proceeds (after expenses) will go to (Seattle Music Insider / #WeRideWhy Founder / Creative Director) Greg Roth’s cycling team who will participate, in Obliteride 2017. The team will ride 100 miles in one day to raise $20,000.00 – $30,000.00 for cancer research via Fred Hutch.
Saturday, March 25th 2017
Doors at 9:00PM
SHOWTIME: 9:30PM SHARP
TICKET PRICE: $15
TICKET INCLUDES access to amazing musicians and cool people throughout the night.
*In addition, we ask that you download the Obliteride Mobile App on your smartphones and donate to: Team #WeRideWhy. You will be asked to make a small donation later in the evening (but only if your heart directs you to.) : )
To donate to Team #WRW – zulily or join the team go here
To purchase tickets to the event go here
#WeRideWhy is a forthcoming 5-piece documentary series co-produced and co-directed by the brilliant Jason Tang. The film will tell the story of Greg Roth and hundreds of others like him who cycle in dedication to loved ones lost, or are currently suffering from cancer. The project will feature Jenny George, Ashley Berg and other mothers like Amy Furguson, whose lives have been negatively impacted by cancer and the collateral damage cancer brings forth. The story is broken into five parts below, culminating in a complete movie to be released around mid July 2017.
The movie will feature music from local artists and will be filmed in various locations throughout the Puget Sound region.
The purpose of the movie is to raise greater awareness of the direct and collateral damage of all impacted and the progress Fred Hutch has made in finding cures and reducing cancer’s foot print in our lives. In addition the film will be used to help drive fundraising for Greg’s team and promote the great work that Obliteride and Fred Hutch are doing to #CureCancerFaster!
Jenny, Ashley and other friends of associates will share their stories among a backdrop of elegant and action packed cycling footage of many riders. In addition the film follows Greg and his team as they ride around the Puget Sound and beyond preparing for Obliteride 2017. The film will take viewer up to weeks before the event, which will include 1500 – 2000 riders from throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Principal filming starts late February – with the first installment of the series to be released May 1, 2017.
If you are a musician in Seattle, it seems like there are never enough cool places to play. When a new venue does go online, word gets around the community. Well, Seattle may have another room in town, where artists can practice their craft, sell their swag, and gain new fans. Welcome to Métier – Seattle’s newest burgeoning music establishment.
Kinda of, sort of…well, yes. – Métier is really a multi-purpose facility, geared (pun intended), around a sport and activity I am most passionate about: cycling. God help me, I do love it so!
Métier is a hip cafe with amazingly healthy and clean food, some of the best coffee in town (and that is saying a lot living in Seattle!), and also serves beer, wine, and other adult beverages. Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, it is a training center for the best cyclists in the region and beyond. Former BMC trainer and Métier co-owner, Todd Herriott is a brilliant professional cycling trainer. I can tell you from first-hand experience that the man knows his stuff. He has helped me improve as a cyclist in short order. His partner is David “The Rocket” Richter. David has won pretty much every title in the Pacific Northwest and still loves to race and ride. Métier offers physio evaluations to analyze power, output strength, etc. Métier says: “Stab The Beast” and “Godspeed The Rider!”
They have a club that rides every weekend (which I am a proud member of). Métier has a beautiful retail shop with some very high-end, hand-crafted cycling couture that would be the envy of any shop around. (Asos, POC, Shimano, Fizek, Oakley to name a few cool brands).
Oh yes, they have bikes too. Not the kind you find in department stores mind you. We are talking about pieces of art – highly functional, high performance, freedom machines with impeccable industrial design. Great bicycles are the epitome of when gritty high performance machines meet the beautiful aesthetic. Métier carries Specialized, BMC, Colnago, Cavallo, Pinarello and more!
You want to catch the latest stage of a grand tour or watch a footy match, while eating a tasty waffle? Metier is your jam then! You need your bike fixed? Well they do THAT too. They have a full on bike shop and fitting room on-site. It is a one-stop shop for all that is cool, hip, and cycling.
But what about the music? Ok, I am getting to that. Métier’s beautiful and wood designed space make for a wonderful visual backdrop and acoustically exquisite space for any type of live music. The space can be cleared out to fit about 200 people for an intimate show.
I could tell you a lot more about this space but I figured that you can check out the below videos to meet Todd and Dave and get a tour of the place. Welcome to Métier! As Dave would say: “We hope to see you here all the time!” especially this Saturday night!