5th Annual Daytona Biker Fusion Event Raises $16,000

One of the most important events of Daytona Bike Week, this 5th edition of Biker Fusion organized by Carrie Repp of R&R Promotions and Ken Conte of Rise Above Consulting attracted more than 600 industry guests and supporters of the motorcycle industry and raised more than $16,000 for Soldiers’ Angels, a volunteer-led non-profit that provides aid and comfort to active servicemen and women of the U.S. military as well as veterans and their families. Funds contributed last week bring the total raised during the event’s five-year run to more than $75,000.

Highlights included an appearance by Victory Motorcycles special guest Sergeant Major Harold G. Overstreet, USMC retired, the 12th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (1991-1995), as well as a live auction of a variety of products from sponsors and supporters. Fusion supporters also witnessed the unveiling of a custom Victory Motorcycles ride designed for legendary Marine and Drill Instructor R. Lee Ermey, a.k.a. “The Gunny.” Gunny’s new ride was custom designed and painted by the Victory Industrial Design staff. Polaris Motorcycles built this bike for him to ride in Daytona and at future military support rides.

“The support we’ve gotten from individuals and the industry as a whole has been amazing,” said Ken Conte “To be able to bring industry notables, leading companies, and regular riders together in this way, to benefit a great cause, is very gratifying.” “Once again, the way the community and the industry rally together to benefit those who’ve served our country is just awesome,” said Carrie Repp“Our hosts, Dave Perewitz, Paul Yaffe and Steve Broyles did a great job, and we are so honored to have so many people come out to help veterans, those actively serving, and their families.” Biker Fusion has quickly become an industry staple and event organizers hope to continue raising funds for our troops for many years to come (top picture @michael lichter, others @horst roesler)

Event sponsors for the 5th Annual Biker Fusion Party included: The Doghouse Bar and Grill; Kandgcycles.com; Spectro Oil; Rise Above Consulting; R&R Promotions; Hot Leathers; Ride Wright Wheels; San Diego Harley-Davidson; Panama City Beach Motorcycle Week;  Precision Billet and Victory Motorcycles.

An auction and raffle items featured products from Ace Café North America; Choppers Inc.; Danny Gray Seats; Michael Lichter Photography; Hardcore Watch Company by Steve Soffa; Covingtons Customs; Wolfgang Publishing; Arlen Ness;  Buck Lovell Photography; Paul Yaffe; Stevenson’s Cycle; Deadwood Tobacco; Fab Kevin Steel Chopper Parts; Indian Larry Motorcycles; Fred Kodlin; David Uhl; Sara Liberte.

6 Responses to “5th Annual Daytona Biker Fusion Event Raises $16,000”

  1. 1 Jason Hallman Mar 22nd, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Carrie Repp rules! That is one party that I have missed attending and God bless them for raising that kind of money. Good to see there are a few more people involved too.

  2. 2 Sara Brown Mar 22nd, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Very well put together event …congratulations !

  3. 3 Marilyn DeMartini Mar 22nd, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks to Carrie and all involved for raising fund and awareness for Soldiers’ Angles! Bikers always turn out for great causes!

  4. 4 Rogue Mar 23rd, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I always like attending this event.
    They did a Great Job putting it on.
    Good to see the many friends who attended.

  5. 5 Ben Mar 25th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I’m looking for a way to contact Sergeant Major Harold G. Overstreet. If anyone can help please have him contact me at:


    Thanks and Semper Fidelis

  6. 6 Newyorkmyke Mar 26th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Cyril Huze is the best/must read there is for bikers! You cover the best the most important from the RC rant to BikerFusion to tons more. If I ever run for Vice Pres and Katie Curic asks me what I read I’ll say Cyril Huze is all I need! Fusion has been a great event to be a part of, and another reason to be proud to be a biker! Cyril, hope I see you at Rolling Thunder and if a good looking chic is riding Sarah Palin this year get her name. Last year it was Petrina Herman btw…….thats ok, nobody else asked either!

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