They Join Stars of “Motorcycles As Art” at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads
In 2018, the Breakfast added a special feature: head-turning tiny custom Strider Bikes built by renowned builders that caught industry attention all the way to Mecum Auction in Las Vegas. The 2019 Class of Strider Builders are: Xavier Muriel. Donnie Smith, Jessi Combs, Billy Lane, Brian Klock, Steve Reed, Roy & Nikki Martin, James Washnok, Devin Henriques, and Eric Hermann. Alumni of Motorcycle Missions, the event beneficiary, also participate.
Stock Strider Balance Bikes have been sent to the Builders by Strider Sports International, manufacturer of balance bikes that inspire kids to ride. The resulting customs will be unveiled at the 2019 Flying Piston Breakfast as the first stop on their year-long tour before their final stop in Las Vegas for the prestigious Mecum Motorcycle Auction.
In addition to an exclusive first look at the Strider Customs, Builder Breakfast ticket holders also enjoy a catered breakfast and silent auction of selected items—plus the chance to meet the Chip’s own Rod “Woody” Woodruff, photographer Michael Lichter, emcee Bob Kay and the builders from the prestigious Motorcycles As Art exhibition, curated by Michael Lichter. whose work is displayed in the Buffalo Chip’s invitation-only event.
The 2019 Motorcycles As Art theme is Skinny Bikes – Motorcycles Without the Fat. Motorcycles on exhibit come from Arlen Ness, Zach Ness, Dave Perewitz, Dalton Walker, Chris Callen, Paul Yaffe and many more. Presented in a gallery-like setting at the Chip’s Russ Brown Event Center, the motorcycles are accompanied by artwork from known and emerging artists. Admission is FREE all week during the Rally.
The Builder Breakfast, organized by The Flying Piston Benefit, takes place Sunday, August 4 on the upper deck of the Big Engine Bar in the free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip. Presenting sponsor is Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. Silent auction items are provided by Klock Werks, Kicker Audio, Biltwell, Hot Leathers, Artist Atomic Bob, Kirsh Helmets, Nash, Shurtape, CruzTools, Aeromach, The Quarto Group, Kuryakyn and more.
A limited number of Flying Piston Builder Breakfast tickets are on sale now for $20 each at www.buffalochip.com/FlyingPiston. Proceeds benefit technical education programs that train and encourage U.S. military veterans and high school students to pursue motorcycling as a career.