The Red Mountain Riders of SRPMIC cameo on national motorcycle show

The Red Mountain Riders of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community are featured in the March 3 episode of The Ride with Norman Reedus (Submitted photos)

The Red Mountain Riders of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community are featured on the Sunday, March 3 airing of The Ride with Norman Reedus.

The appearance is on season three, episode four, which takes place in Arizona. Six Red Mountain Riders from SRPMIC accompanied Reedus and Amelio including James Osife, Gabriel Gilbert Castaneda, Dennis O Toya, Eldon Bruce Moore, Gary Lynn Garrett and Leonardo Villanueva.

There will also be a brief cameo from friends at The Stand and community member Michelle Johnson, according to a press release.

Norman Reedus and his Walking Dead co-star Austin Amelio joined the local Red Mountain Riders as they journeyed across the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community to experience and share the beauty of their surroundings on their rides, the release described.

The Salt River Community ride begins at the Red Mountain Riders clubhouse where they visit briefly, then they ride on bikes up state route 87/Beeline Highway to Red Mountain, to see the Sonoran desert, the release detailed.
The group stopped in Fountain Hills for lunch at the Latin-American eatery, Sofritas, then parted with the show’s cast as they continued their journey south to Tucson.

“Motorcycle culture goes all over the world, it varies from place to place but it’s always the same. You meet people who build bikes and make bikes, and they like the same things you do. It’s nice to make that connection and meet those people,“ Mr. Reedus said in a prepared statement.

In his series, Mr. Reedus and his friends travel open road to explore bike culture and celebrate the “best and brightest collectors, mechanics and craftsmen across the globe,” the release stated, adding that each episode begins in a different city where he and his riding companion – a fellow actor, musician, friend, or local chopper fanatic who shares his passion for motorcycles – journey to a new destination.

During the journey, they stop at various locales such as custom bike shops, tattoo parlors, collector’s warehouses, or a roadside smokehouse, allowing time for unplanned detours and tire changes. The weekly series also showcases different types of motorcycles, including vintage, minis and cruisers, according to the release.

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