Ride The Black Hills Of Sturgis With Custom Builder Rick Fairless.

If you are a custom motorcycles fan, you probably shook the hand, had your picture taken, and got the autograph of quite a few well known builders. But have you ever ridden with one of them? Probably not. Builder Rick Fairless of Strokers Dallas and also in August of Strokers Sturgis is going to give you the chance to join “Ride With Rick” a ride to benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. “I meet thousands of people every year during the Sturgis rally and I never get to spend much time with any of them,” said Fairless. “People travel a long way to come meet me and this is my way of thanking them- by spending my entire afternoon with them out on the road.” “Ride With Rick” will take place during the rally on Sunday, August 3rd. To make this ride an extra special experience, the winner will be provided with a new Big Dog Motorcycle to enjoy for the afternoon, along with a complimentary Big Dog Motorcycles riding jacket. Together the group will tour the beautiful Black Hills, making stops in Lead, Deadwood, and Spearfish before ending the tour back at Rick’s Strokers Sturgis at Thunder Road. The winner will also join him for lunch at Deadwood Gulch Resort and Gaming, located on Hwy 85 in Deadwood. Following lunch, the winner will be treated to an exclusive “Dollar Walk” through the casino, with the ability to win the maximum bet on all dollar slot machines in the house. He or she will also receive a gift package with assorted items from The City of Sturgis, Deadwood Gulch Resort and Gaming, Thunder Road, and Sturgis Bike Week Licensed Merchandise. Raffle tickets for “Ride With Rick” are only $10 each and are available at Strokers Dallas, or can be purchased online at Strokers Dallas

22 Responses to “Ride The Black Hills Of Sturgis With Custom Builder Rick Fairless.”

  1. 1 Greg May 13th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    It would be even nicer to ride with several builders at the same time, including you Cyril. We know their bikes style but we dont know their riding style!

  2. 2 Nicker May 14th, 2008 at 1:21 am

    “… but we dont know their riding style!…”

    Say what….. ???…..”riding style”….???

    Are you talking about “clothing” ….. ???


  3. 3 Kephas May 14th, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Is it just me or does this guy look like a disguised smurf making a get-away after stealing an NBA basketball player’s chopper. Lord, I pray he doesn’t hit a tree or something. Love the tennis shoes. Don’t bikers build bikes in Texas?

  4. 4 Bruce May 14th, 2008 at 8:20 am

    To be a biker is all about freedom, including freedom to dress the way you want. Rick Fairless has his own style and never changed in many, many years. Why not, Kephas.?

  5. 5 Tony May 14th, 2008 at 8:22 am

    This ride is a great idea. Unfortunately, I will not be in sturgis.

  6. 6 Kephas May 14th, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Ease up Bruce. Just making an observation. Rick can wear a french maid outfit if he wants. To be a biker is to have your bike on the road more than in the garage. To be a biker is forgetting how to drive the truck. To be a biker is to never care about the weather forcast. To be a biker is trying to figure out how to put more layers on in January and February. To be a biker is wrenching your own sled. To be a biker is to talk about your sled as if it were another person. I hang out with “Rachel”. To be a biker is to sleep next to your sled in a rest area for a couple of hours to make good time to the destination.

    I’m sure Rick builds a marketable chopper. The next time I ride through Dallas, I’ll stop by. Bikers build the best affordable choppers and bobbers. What sucks is that you can’t buy them. You have to build one yourself and don’t dare copy. You can get your eye dotted………..

  7. 7 bob May 14th, 2008 at 9:07 am


    Thanks for your definition of what a ‘biker’ is.

    Say hi to ‘Rachel’ for me.

  8. 8 Mike Ashcroft May 14th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Rick fairless a good builder. Are good builders good riders? I guess so.

  9. 9 madpuppy May 14th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Rick can wear a french maid outfit if he wants ! LOL, Thanks Kephas ! Now that freaking image is in my memory! AND I DON`T WANT IT THERE!!!

  10. 10 DJ CHOPPER GOD May 14th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    The biker rules…Yawn…Zzzz C.F.L.

  11. 11 Nicker May 15th, 2008 at 1:07 am

    “…Rick can wear a french maid outfit if he wants …”

    Sure, why not?
    If Willy-G can go about looking like Che Guevara why shouldn’t Rick look like a french maid…?


  12. 12 burnout May 15th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    now Rick is gonna be wondering where all the talk came from about him and a french maid outfit! peace

  13. 13 Donna May 15th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    You can bet Rick is reading attentively Cyril’s blog. Will he write something here?

  14. 14 RF May 15th, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Who knows, I might look good in a french maid outfit!? If it will raise more money for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children I just might wear one. Wait a minute, I just pictured myself in my mind. Forget it! I have a better idea. Why don’t I invite Cyril & any other builder to ride with us. How about it Cyril, wanna ride with me & a lucky winner to raise money for children?

  15. 15 Icy May 15th, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Kephas ,
    You have got to be wanna be or else just a plain little wimp. If I tryed to act out your definition of a real biker then some true biker would probably try to kick my ass. Maybe is’t just a inscure thing you have????????? There are some places in Dallas you should avoid.

  16. 16 Cyril May 15th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    To Rick & readers. I will take my decision to go to Sturgis at end of June. If I make it, I will join the ride. But now, should it be $10 more per person each time a new builder join?

  17. 17 Marilyn Stemp May 16th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    If the money is going to help kids, another $10 per builder is a bargain. Why not get all the builders to ride out from the Builder’s Breakfast on 8/5?

  18. 18 Sasha May 16th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Rick Fairless rules! He’s a beautiful soul, a talented builder with a generous heart. Right on and Ride on RICK! Peace, love and jam on down the highway — Sasha

  19. 19 madpuppy May 19th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    RF , Cyril , Marilyn Stemp :That’s a Great Idea , and i would make a fantastic story to tell, riding with all the ” Big Guns ” of Custom Builders ! Yes, If I had the chance to be there, I would be more than happy to give an extra 10 bucks per-Big Name for Charity. Hell I`ll even buy the first round back at Sturgis!.!.!….>>>.”.Who knows, I might look good in a french maid outfit!? If it will raise more money for the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children I just might wear one. Wait a minute, I just pictured myself in my mind. Forget it!….>>> Thank You Rick !!!

  20. 20 DAIN GINGERELLI May 19th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Rick, I’m in for $100 to the Children’s Hospital Charity. Can you give me a mailing address to send the check to? I’m making this in memory of my father, Albert F. Gingerelli. He wasn’t a biker, but he was a Shriner, and he served on the board of the Los Angeles Shriners’ Children’s Hospital, which I’m assuming is comparable to the hospital in Dallas. He passed away from lung cancer in 2002, but he was one heck of a fine person.

    Have a good ride in Sturgis, but kick the tennis shoes. I can show you a skin graft on my right foot that resulted from wearing tennis shoes and laying down a motorcycle!

    Daingerous Dain

  21. 21 RF May 19th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Hey Dain. That’s great. Thanks for helping the children. I’m proud to accept this donation for the hospital in your Dad’s name. You can mail a check here to the shop:

    Strokers Dallas
    Attn: Rick Fairless
    9304 Harry Hines
    Dallas, TX 75235

    Make the check out to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Thanks & I’ll see ya soon.

  22. 22 psychodrew May 19th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Ricks cool but his shirts are usaually colorful

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