Flying Pistons Charity Strider Build
The Strider Custom Bike Program was developed in partnership with The Flying Piston Benefit, which invites notable motorcycle builders to customize a genuine Strider Bike. Starting March 17th each Tiny Strider Custom bike will be auctioned off to support www.allkidsbike.org, a campaign to get Learn-To-Ride Programs into public elementary school kindergarten PE classes to teach children how to ride a bike for free. Each week, a tiny Strider Custom Bike will be auctioned off over a 72-hour period. The highest bidder wins and all proceeds will support teaching more kids in America how to ride a bike and give them that first taste of freedom and adventure on two wheels.
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The 2019 Custom Builder Class features famed motorcycle builders from across the nation, including: Todd “Gilby” Gilbertson, Jessi Combs, Xavier Muriel, Brian Klock, Steve Reed, Roy & Nikki Martin, James Washnok, Devin Henriques, Eric Herrmann, Alumni of Motorcycle Missions, and Count’s Kustoms.
Three bikes from the class, those by Jessi Combs, Brian Klock and Todd Gilbertson, rolled across the block at the famed Mecum Las Vegas event in January to great acclaim. Proceeds are funding four school programs. Learn more about that here: https://flyingpistonbenefit.com/2020/02/10/custom-strider-bikes-generates-15800-for-flying-piston-benefit-at-mecum-auction/
About a year ago, while on her 5th Motorcycle Missions build, Krystal Hess began working with Devin. He’d generously donated his time, expertise and parts for her Motorcycle Mission builds – projects that provide a therapeutic benefit to our veterans and first responders. It was Krystal that introduced Devin to the opportunity to be part of the Flying Piston Benefit at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis. Because of his relationship and support of Motorcycle Missions, Devin, has two children, ages 3 and 5, who were already loving their own Strider bikes, was eager to sign on to customize a Strider bike.
Devin didn’t have a lot of time but knew he wanted to create a bike in the likeness of his signature style, the café racer. He machined the tank and the seat and stripped and inverted the front forks to give the Strider Bike the look he was going for. The solid alloy components belie the tiny custom’s small size. It’s a heavyweight! Devin agrees and admits that the bike is not necessarily functionally on par to be a daily rider for a young child – but it does get plenty of attention with its sleek good looks. And that ultimately benefits the charities Devin supports.
About All Kids Bike®: All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. 100% of the proceeds will support All Kids Bike and its mission to get Kindergarten Learn-To-Ride PE Programs into schools across the United States. For more information visit www.allkidsbike.org.
About The Flying Piston: The Flying Piston is an organization that produces charitable events to assist in raising awareness and funds for nonprofits. The Flying Piston works with sponsors to increase their brand awareness and integrate their participation with cause marketing. Flying Pistons does this by developing programs and providing materials that sponsors can use for their outreach and to increase their effectiveness. The Strider Custom Bike Program is one such example. For more information visit www.theflyingpistonbenefit.com.
About the Strider Custom Bike Program: The Strider Custom Bike Program is an initiative of The Flying Piston Benefit produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros to raise awareness and funds for All Kids Bike. Each year a new class of bikes is unveiled at the Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip the first Sunday of the annual Sturgis Rally.
DISCLAIMER: This auction is promoted and coordinated by Strider Sports Int’l, Inc. 100% of proceeds will benefit All Kids Bike general fund to support Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs in schools across the nation. Funds will be allocated at the full discretion of the Strider® Education Foundation. All bikes sold “as is”.
SAFETY DISCLOSURE: This bike is not intended for ordinary bicycle use. This bike represents a work of art and is the creation of the artist’s expression. It is only to be enjoyed by the Buyer as a display, such as any other piece of work of art.
DO NOT allow children to use, play with, or attempt to utilize this work of art as a normal operating bike.