From Where We Stand...
Thanks for checking us out! My name is Brice Shirbach and I run an east coast based, mountain bike website called FatTireFests.com. The website provides a tremendous opportunity to explore some of the best trails on the east coast and more importantly a chance to deliver content that hopefully inspires others to get out and enjoy them. FatTireFests was built by the east coast for the east coast. This project is the next step forward in the evolution of FatTireFests.
From Where We Stand is an expression of love for our trails and the work that goes into them. It's an opportunity to showcase beauty in unexpected places and highlight the talent these places have helped to produce. Riding trails on the east coast means the world to us and we know there are many more out there who would agree. That's the foundation on which this Indie GoGo campaign is built upon; our collective passion for east coast mountain biking.
This 4-part web series will showcase trails and riders from several regions throughout the east coast including Reading, PA; Vernon, New Jersey; Oneonta New York; and Newark, Delaware. If we can accomplish our goal of delivering this tribute to our community in 2013, we will show the global mountain bike community that our trails and riders can inspire as much stoke and passion as anywhere else in the world; we can continue to do this year after year and we can explore much more of the east coast.
Why $10K and What Are the Incentives to Contribute?
Our goal of $10,000 is reflective of just how important it is to do this project right. Production companies like Anthill Films and The Coastal Crew generate some truly inspiring works of art that showcase some remarkable zones all around the world.
Except for the east coast.
We want to take a similarly professional approach to this project. Our goal factors equipment, production, post-production, travel, time and promotional costs into the fold.
In addition to our eternal gratitude (and we mean it!), we've come up with some pretty sweet incentives. For $25 contributions, we're going to send you a 2 X 4.75" printed, die-cut FatTireFests sticker. For $50 contributions, you get the sticker plus an autographed FatTireFests beer koozie! For $100 contributions, we'll send you the sticker, the koozie and a premium cotton FatTireFests tee shirt in your size! For $500 contributions you get the previous three incentives PLUS you'll be thanked individually for your contribution during the closing segment of each episode! For $1,000 contributions, you recieve the sticker, the koozie and the tee shirt. You're also listed as a producer during the opening credits of each episode personally or as a company or organization you represent. This will be seen by several thousand people around the world. Any of level of contribution is invaluable to the completion of this project. We will complete this and it will rock your socks off.
What's Our Goal?
We have an opportunity to show the rest of the world just how awesome the riding and trails are on the east coast. From Where We Stand will pay homage to the hard work and dedication required to provide riders with access to some really wonderful trail networks. This is also an opportunity to show the general public that the east coast mountain biking community is loaded with great people and great stewards of the outdoors. With this and future endeavors we can continue to showcase the beauty of the east coast and the awesome people who call it home. If you think you have some east coast trails you want to show off, hang in there, we're going to be going further up and down the coast for future projects!
If you can't swing a $25 donation, don't sweat it; you can still help! Word of mouth will be the biggest tool at our disposal and we need everyone to share this with everyone they know. Use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email, Facetime, Skype, actual conversations; whatever you can to help spread the word! Any attention is good attention! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and consider this and we can't wait to show the world the view From Where We Stand!