As part of our Indian Motorcycle Bike Build Off, Indian sponsored the guys on a little getaway to Daytona for Bike Week. The week was filled with amazing experiences including unfurling the flag at the opening ceremonies of the Flat Track races, meeting Roland Sands, 20th Century Racing, Travis Pastrana, Gloria Struck, Moonshiner Josh, Bill Dodge, Michael Lichter, Chris and Heather Callen (Cycle Source Magazine), Xavier Muriel, Kory Souza, Buzz Kanter (American Iron Magazine), Marilyn Stemp, and more. We visited Standard Motorcycle Co and Ace Cafe in Orlando, also. Finally, they got to get some time in on their bikes and visit with some of the M2 build sponsors. To cap it all off, Kory Souzas No Class Bike Show.
MOTORCYCLE MISSIONS entered build team 4’s Lincoln Electric side car Rambler, and build team 5’s J&P Cycles Ducati Scrambler into the Ultimate Builder competition at the International Motorcycle Show in Dallas. While the Rambler received the K&N Garage Builders award in Long Beach it went home empty handed in Dallas. The Ducati Scrambler however received second place in the Custom Street Class, allowing the bike to go on the Nationals in Chicago.
During IMS, the Motorcycle Missions builders had the opportunity to meet and judge their peer builders bikes - a huge highlight for them.
Thanks to the Flying Piston, Strider Bikes, Lincoln Electric, Russ Brown Attorneys, Kirsh Helmets and a slew of other sponsors, Motorcycle Missions was able to take home $5000 from the annual Flying Pistons Builders Breakfast. Thank you to all the volunteers, donors and sponsors that made it happen.
On Memorial Day weekend, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 23-19, the “Highlanders”, with the support of the Leander and Burnet, TX VFWs, Leander Police Department, Blue Star Mothers and a whole lot of friends, held a charity ride through the Texas Hill Country to support Motorcycle Missions and remember the fallen. $2400 was raised to support the Motorcycle Missions Programs.