Roy and Nikki Martin Builds Custom Strider for the 2019 Flying Piston Benefit
Nikki Martin, COO of Roy’s Toys Customs and a custom bike builder herself, was happy to work with her dad, Roy Martin, at their shop in Centennial, CO to customize a Strider bike for the 2019 Flying Piston Builders Breakfast. Nikki’s has been an invited builder at the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art Exhibition and Sturgis is a must for her.
Nikki was excited to build this bike, as all three of her children started their excursions into two wheels on Striders! She’s a believer! Since then, they have all transitioned to motor-driven minibikes and small cc motorcycles.
Want to meet all the Strider Custom Builders? Surf over to the 2019 Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast page.
Nikki knows the importance of getting children on bikes, and the Strider balance bikes are the perfect first foray.
Roy and Nikki’s thought of this build as functional customization – they smoothed the frame and added the gorgeous paint job. The candy apple red frame is highlighted with gold candy paneling leading down the frame. The delicate silver striping outlines and highlights each panel, making for an eye catching tiny custom bike any youngster would be proud to ride.
Like the other Flying Piston Strider Customs, this one supports the Strider Foundation’s All Kids Bike initiative that strives to make bike riding a part of kindergarten P.E. curriculum. The Flying Piston Benefit was delighted to have Roy and Nikki in the 2019 Class of Strider Custom Builders.
Flying Piston Benefit Custom Strider Class of 2019
The 2019 star Strider builders are Steve Reed, Xavier Muriel, Devin Henriques, Brian Klock, Jessi Combs, Roy & Nikki Martin, Eric Hermann, Todd “Gilby” Gilberson, Count’s Kustoms, James Washnock, and Motorcycle Missions.
About Flying Piston Benefit: The Flying Piston Benefit is produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of Horsepower Marketing. The event and silent auction supports veterans issues and the motorcycle industry through fundraisers for non-profits and individuals.
Each Flying Piston Benefit provides a silent auction that is art-oriented and also includes unique and collectible items.
Each event also doubles as an industry get together where enthusiasts, businessmen and women, custom builders, athletes, and artists come together to socialize, enjoy breakfast and support a worthy cause.
To get involved, contact Marilyn Stemp at our contact page or text her at 828-205-8482.
Watch the Flying Piston Facebook page for our latest updates.
About Strider: Strider designs lightweight bikes that build two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children. Strider is helping kids learn to ride and developing new motorcycle riders through the AllKidsBike movement which makes bike-riding a part of the kindergarten curriculum. www.allkidsbike.org, www.striderbikes.com.
Auctioned Off at Mecum Auctions
The 2019 class of Strider Rider Customs were auctioned off by Mecum Auctions during their auto and motorcycle event. (www.Mecum.com) The 2020 class of builders started after the auction. Check them out here.
Flying Piston Strider Customs 2019:
Nikki Martin & Roy Martin
Story by Savannah Rose