Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs


New Film Launching This October

 Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs

New York, NY – October 6, 2014 – There’s nothing like the feeling of the wind in your face and the rumble of the road beneath you when riding a motorcycle. To see the beautiful sights and hear the surrounding sounds is an exhilarating feeling of freedom. Imagine your four-legged best friend experiencing these magical moments with you. Across America, there are dogs of all breeds riding in the open air of motorcycle sidecars, whether on short trips around town or extended adventures on the highway.

Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs is a delightful and inspiring documentary film about motorcyclists and their beloved canine co-pilots. Directors and Producers, Eric and Geneva Ristau, have been professional filmmakers for years, working on a wide range of commercial projects. Sit Stay Ride is their first personal project and is intended to help raise money for canine rescue organizations.  The film features 15 sidecar dogs and 18 motorcyclists from all over the United States.  From a veteran riding with his Boxer named Hercules, visiting memorials on the Tour of Honor, to recent European emigrants living their dream of riding with their Beagles on the highways of America, the story of these dogs and riders will fascinate and inspire audiences.

The launch of this film is just in time for October’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. 100% of filmmaker proceeds from local screenings and 25% of DVD and On-Demand sales will be donated to animal rescue organizations nationwide. For more information, visit

The motorcycle community will find great joy and inspiration from this movie; however this film, at its core, is about the human-dog relationship. Throughout the documentary, motorcycle pet owners share stories of their rescued canines enjoying their new life riding in sidecars. To witness rescue dogs experiencing freedom at last, happily riding along side of their human companion will bring a smile to every face watching.


Media Contact: 

Dana Humphrey

Cell: 619-414-9307


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