Six teams of local Milwaukee high school students and their bike-building mentors are 2 months into restoration of vintage motorcycles through a moto-mentor program. Founded this year by The Iron Horse Hotel and giving students the opportunity to learn vintage bike restoration while developing important life skills, the nation’s only high-end boutique hotel catering to motorcycle enthusiasts serves as the conduit for connecting the teams of experienced mentors with local high school students. Together the teams were given $2000 and 90 days to rebuild vintage Honda CB or CL 160’s. As of mid-April, the program includes only five schools (1 team bowed out), leaving a cliffhanger for the remaining teams on how to collectively work together to complete the sixth bike.
Teams and bikes to be judged in five categories at The Iron Horse Hotel on June 2nd. Each team has the opportunity to win prizes in various categories at the BUILD event at The Iron Horse Hotel, held on Thursday, June 2nd. Here is the work in progress. Ups & downs…For BUILD sponsorship information and to learn more about how to get involved in the program, please contact The Iron Horse Hotel at 414.750.7298.