Join us for the World Premier of two epic motorcycle adventure short films, plus one feature film favorite. You may have read about these adventures here on Behind the Moto, now see them on the big screen!
Lords of the Atlas — The Mexican 1000
Lords of the Atlas — The Alcan 5000
On Any Sunday
In the summer of 2014, Motoworks Chicago partnered with Triumph Motorcycles, and ICON’s Raiden brand to campaign a pair of Triumph Tiger 800XC’s in a pair of grueling off road race events. The first was the NORRA Mexican 1000, a grueling 1200 mile timed run from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas. The second was the Alcan 5000, a 4700 mile run from Seattle to Anchorage Alaska, taking the long way. Combined, these races were the adventure of a lifetime for all involved and we couldn’t be more excited for the big screen debut of these two short films, titled Lords of the Atlas.
The team behind Icon’s viral YouTube hit, Portland To Dakar, were along for these two adventures as both competitors and filmmakers. Professional stunt rider Ernie Vigil piloted the yellow Triumph Tiger 800XC for Team Motoworks/Raiden for both the Mexican 1000 and the Alcan 5000, while Motoworks Chicago founder Johnny Scheff rode the white Triumph Tiger 800XC for the Alcan 5000. With the Icon film crew along for both journeys, each of these two films captures the spirit of adventure these grassroots events embody as well as the sheer capability of their Triumph adventure motorcycles.
The screening will be held at the Patio Theater (6008 East Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60634) at Three films will be shown in total. The two Lords of the Atlas short films chronicling the Mexican 1000 and Alcan 5000 will show first, followed by a feature presentation of Bruce Brown’s iconic documentary On Any Sunday. The Patio Theater holds 800 guests, and we’re expecting 500+ for this event. Advance sale tickets are $10. $15 at the door. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the family of Jimmy Stocker, who tragically was killed during the 2013 Mexican 1000.