Thursday, 23 May 2019

2019 Strider Custom Builders Announced for Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast

2019 Strider Custom Builders Announced 
for Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast

They Join Stars of “Motorcycles As Art” at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads

 Savvy riders who come to the Surgis Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota in August plan ahead to be at the Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast, presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. This celebrity-strewn Meet & Greet held Sunday, August 4, brings together cutting-edge custom builders and industry influencers to support veterans and provide technical education scholarships. 

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 Proceeds benefit technical education programs that train and encourage U.S. military veterans and high school students to pursue motorcycling as a career. 

Media, Sponsors and Participants: The Flying Piston Builders Breakfast is produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros. For sponsor information or to donate auction items contact: Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482, 

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About The Flying Piston: The Flying Piston Charity Events are produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros to assist in raising awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the biker community. Contact: Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482, or 

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip: As the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip celebrates its 38th year as the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. The venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere™, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals with world-class concerts, outrageous events, poignant freedom celebrations, thrilling Powersports events and more. Chip concerts are free with camping. More details at 

About Motorcycles as Art: Every year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s indoor Motorcycles as Art exhibition presents a changing conceptual theme bringing together the most innovative, groundbreaking customs from today’s premier builders. Curated by famed photographer Michael Lichter, the exhibit is free to the public and open for just 7 days during the Sturgis Rally. 

About Strider and the Custom Strider project: Strider loves riding and inspiring kids to ride. They design lightweight, efficient, all-terrain bikes that build two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children. Strider is changing the paradigm of how kids learn to ride and setting the new standard for developing new motorcycle riders.

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