The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Challenge Kicks Off It’s 4th Annual Motorcycle Build Educational Program.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Challenge™ kicked off it’s 4th annual motorcycle build educational at Brown High School in Sturgis South Dakota. As part of the program, students will transform a 2012 Harley-Davison® Road King donated by Black Hills-Harley Davidson, into a one of a kind, show quality custom bike. The new custom bagger will feature hand fabrication and world high end aftermarket parts and accessories from industry leading brands making it an instant classic ready to compete in world class bike shows or long haul riding.

The completed custom creation will be auctioned off at the Buffalo Chip® during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in support of the Legends Ride charity event on Monday August 5, 2013. You can learn more about the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Challenge™ and reserve your tickets for the Legends Ride now at Legends Ride.

From left to right back row- Principal Jeff Simmons, Superintendent Don Kirkegaard, Bill Johnson instructor, Chad Hedderman instructor, Rod Woodruff Owner of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Al Reiman President of Black Hills Harley-Davidson, Keith Terry of Terry Components. Front row is the Sturgis Brown High School students participating in the Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Program.

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5 Responses to “The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Challenge Kicks Off It’s 4th Annual Motorcycle Build Educational Program.”


  1. 1 Joe Mielke Nov 27th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I always like to see these projects in our schools. Especially here at home in South Dakota!

  2. 2 richard Nov 27th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    There’s a guy named Kevin Bass who teaches High School in Minnesota. He started a class where high school students restore old Harleys…knucks, pans etc. I believe some are chopped and some are simply restorations. Great project. He’s proven that a class like this attracks and keeps those students who otherwise might have quit HS. Great approach to helping those kids who are so inclined and keeps them in school until graduation.

  3. 3 Sturgis Rider Nov 28th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Agree with Richard. At the High School level all the athletes, musicians, actors etc. have stages to showcase their talents to the local community. But what about these young technicians? Do they not deserve the same? Congrats to Kevin Baas, Keith Terry, Randy and Nick Cramer and all the industry leading companies who donate parts for these student bike builds. Who knows, maybe with enough of these types of programs, young technicians might be able to earn a living being craftsman making quality products right here in America. What a novel concept. Congrats to all……

  4. 4 Blackmax Nov 28th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    The next generation of riders & builders
    Way 2 Go !!!!

  5. 5 Mazz Dec 3rd, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    These programs are always great to see, I have been running mine up here in Canada for a little over 8 years now. It’s true donations and sponsorships are very hard to come by up here but we still have some great people who have helped us out over the years. These types of programs help the kids and help the industry out at the same time. I have met some the great guys doing it in the US, like Kevin Baas, Steve Jones and Darin Maltsberger at MTI in South Dakota, all great guys doing what’s right for the right reasons.
    Keep it up guys.
    Mazz.

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