An outpouring of sympathy from the area motorcycle community is fueling a memorial on Thursday, January 29, 2009. Lake Worth Bike Night, FL is hosting a special Jerry Graves Memorial starting at 7PM. A portion of the proceeds from fund raising efforts will be donated to Michaele Graves “Hot Rod”, son of Jerry Graves.
Jerry Graves was the owner of Graves Custom Cycles. His custom chopper designs are known throughout Palm Beach County and the country. A sample of his work has appeared in The Art of the Chopper, a book featuring the best national motorcycle designs. The following quote is from The Art of the Chopper. “I’ve got building motorcycles on my mind all the time,” says Graves. “Generally it’s the last thought on my mind before I go to bed and the first thing I think of in the morning. If I get up in the middle of the night to pee, I’ll sketch what I couldn’t get out of my head on the bathroom mirror.” Samples of Graves work will be featured all throughout downtown Lake Worth. Lake Avenue and Lucerne Avenue venues will be alive with music on this special night. Two of the bands scheduled to appear are Slip and the Spinouts and The Dillengers.
Custom bike builders Mike Pruss, Billy Lane, Cyril Huze, Mike Beland, Adam Chandler, Chop Shop Customs, Thunder Cycle, “Chiki” Vagabond and more to be announced will be attending. So many great people in the industry coming out to support this sad but needed cause. An array of vendors will also be set up at various downtown locations.
While a soul has passed from the motorcycle world the soul of the motorcycle community is stronger then ever. Evident in the support thrown into this effort is the wide reaching and generous donation of raffle items for this special night. A partial list of donating participants include Chandler Originals, Choppers Inc, South Florida Choppers, A-1 Cycles, Demented Graphics, Vagabond, Palm Beach Harley Davidson, Iron Eagle, Eddie Trotta, Chop Shop, Cyril Huze and Daddy- O’s. The raffle will be announced at Havana Hideout at 9 PM.
National and local motorcycle media will be covering this event with photographers and reporters on site. The Jerry Graves’ Memorial begins at 7 PM at area venues on Lake Ave and Lucerne Ave in Downtown Lake Worth, FL. Press Contact: Melissa firstname.lastname@example.org cell: (561) 927-7331