Custom Motorcycle Builders #StrideOn to Boost Exclusive Charity Breakfast

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Custom Motorcycle Builders #StrideOn to Boost Exclusive Charity Breakfast

Strider joins Stars of “Motorcycles As Art” at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads


Buffalo Chip, SD (May 15, 2018) – Savvy riders who come to the Black Hills of South Dakota in August plan ahead to be at the Flying Piston Charity Breakfast. This celebrity-strewn Meet & Greet held Sunday, August 5, brings together cutting-edge custom builders and industry influencers to support veterans suffering from PTSD and provide technical education scholarships.

And this year, there’s another reason to attend: the Strider Rider custom project.

Strider Sports International, maker of balance bikes that inspire kids to ride, sent seven Strider bikes to top name builders. The resulting custom Strider Riders will be unveiled at the 2018 Breakfast as the first stop on their year-long tour. Builders include Rick Fairless, Paul Yaffe, Jody Perewitz, Pat Patterson, Kirk Taylor, Bryan Fuller and Donnie Smith. Loaded Gun’s Kevin Dunworth and his twin six-year-old daughters customized and donated their Striders, too.

In addition to an exclusive first look at the Strider Riders, Builder Breakfast ticket holders also enjoy a catered breakfast and silent auction of selected items autographed by the builders—plus the chance to meet the Chip’s own Rod “Woody” Woodruff, photographer Michael Lichter, Moonshiner Josh Owens, and the seven Strider Rider builders. Get autographs from Counts Kustoms’ Shannon, Ryan and Horny Mike of History Channel’s Counting Cars. Cycle Source Editor Chris Callen and editor Keith “Bandit” Ball will be on hand plus all of the builders whose work is displayed in the Buffalo Chip’s invitation-only 2018 Motorcycles As Art Exhibition: Passion Built, curated by Michael Lichter.

This year’s Motorcycles As Art theme features 35+ non-pro designers, fabricators and builders. The list includes Ben Jordan, Nick Pensabene, Brad Gregory, Kevin Baas, Skeeter Todd, Christian Newman, Jeff Holt, Tim Dixon, Gilby Clarke and 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.

The Builder Breakfast, organized by The Flying Piston, takes place Sunday, August 5 on the upper deck of the Big Engine Bar in the free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip. Silent auction items are provided by Harley-Davidson Footwear, Kicker Audio, Biltwell, Revere Seats, Artist Darren McKeag, Low Brow, Artist Atomic Bob, CruzTools, Corbin, 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 Motorcycle Missions, which encourages U.S. military veterans suffering from PTSD to pursue motorcycling careers, and tech ed scholarships for regional high-schoolers.

Kick off rally week by supporting a great case and hanging with the cool kids.

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 Sturgis Buffalo Chip
: As the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip celebrates its 37th 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 Strider Rider 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 set the new standard for developing new motorcycle riders.

About The Flying Piston: The Flying Piston Charity Breakfasts 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


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