Sturgis Buffalo Chip Student Build ChallengeThe Sturgis Buffalo Chip is pleased to announce that the Student Build Challenge bike, customized by Sturgis Brown High School Students, won multiple awards during the 26th annual Donnie Smith show March 23 and 24 in St. Paul, Minn.
The nation’s top student built bike took first place for the Full Custom Bagger classification in the Open Class and also won Overall Best Display. The award-winning bike will be auctioned off on August 5, 2013 at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in support of the annual Legends Ride event. More information can be found about the bike build and the 6th annual Legends Ride here.Built by a group of dedicated high school students, guided by Keith Terry of Terry Components and Randy and Nick Cramer of Dakota V-Twin, with parts donated by world class contributors, the Student Build Challenge Legends Ride bike is a custom work of art like no other. In a complete tear down and rebuild, the Sturgis, SD students customized a stock Road King Harley Davidson that took top honors at the bike show. Their work will be showcased in a feature issue of American Iron magazine set to hit newsstands in JulyRod Woodruff (Owner, Sturgis Buffalo Chip) says: “Entering the Legends Ride Bike and winning multiple awards at the Donnie Smith Show is an accomplishment in which these students can truly take great pride.“It’s a dream come true. The Buffalo Chip has a tremendous appreciation for Keith Terry, Randy and Nick Cramer of Dakota V-Twin, the very progressive-minded administration and teaching staff at Sturgis Brown high school and all the amazing sponsors who made this high school mentorship dream a reality.”The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Challenge is a bike build mentorship program that works each year with local high school students, teachers, industry veterans, and sponsors to create a unique custom bike. The next stop for the award-winning custom Road Glide will be the 25th annual Black Hills Motorcycle Show held April 13th and 14th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. From the show, the bike will become the centerpiece of the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride where it will be sold to one lucky bidder at a special sponsor auction to support the event.The Legends Ride will take place on Monday August 5th, where riders can join celebrities for a ride that has raised over $260,000 for local charities since 2008. 100 percent of riders’ fees are donated to the Black Hills Special Olympics and Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. The Legends Ride contribution includes admission to the Buffalo Chip Campground where Kid Rock and other concert performances will immediately follow conclusion of the Legends Ride and reception. The ride takes place during the Sturgis rally, starts in Deadwood and ends at the Legendary Buffalo Chip. Information on the build, the sponsors, and the ride are available at LegendsRide.com.A special thanks to all sponsors who made the 2013 Student Build Challenge bike build possible. Sponsors include Arlen Ness, Baggster, Black Hills Harley-Davidson, Black Hills Plating & Polishing, CP Carrillo, Dakota Digital, Danny Gray Seats, Diamond Fasteners, Dimension Custom Paint & Body, Fueling Parts, Handy Industries, Hawg Halters, Hawg Wired, Hot Leathers, Legend Suspension, Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation, R.C. Compontents, Sinister Industries, Thunder Cycle Design, Thunder Max Performance, Trask Performance, Jacob Van Kampen, and Vee Rubber America.The 32nd annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip motorcycle and music festival takes place August 2-11, 2013 during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. All music festival information is available at buffalochip.com or (605) 347-9000.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!