Flying Piston Strider Customs 2019:
Motorcycle Missions

Motorcycle Missions, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, helps veterans and first responders who deal with PTS(D) and suicidal ideation find hope and healing through motorcycles.
When dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the need for purpose, camaraderie, and adrenaline is of the utmost importance. So Motorcycle Missions strives to instill a passion for riding and building motorcycles, that will help PTSD sufferers enjoy a happy, healthy, and balanced lifestyle after trauma.

The Flying Piston Benefit is proud to support Motorcycle Missions through the Strider custom program, the Builders Breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Rally, and other friend-raising benefit events. According to Flying Piston co-organizers Marilyn Stemp and Jeff Najar, the goals of Motorcycle Missions align with the Flying Piston Benefit’s; teaching industrial arts and skills to inspire new people to bring their creativity to the motorcycle industry.

About Flying Piston Custom Striders: The Custom Strider Program is an initiative of The Flying Piston Benefit produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros to raise awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the biker community. Each year a new class is unveiled at the Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip the first Sunday of Sturgis Rally. Contact: Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482, or

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 kindergarten curriculum.,

*The 2019 Strider Custom Builder Class is: Todd “Gilby” Gilbertson, Jessi Combs, Xavier Muriel, Brian Klock, Steve Reed, Roy & Nikki Martin, James Washnok, Devin Henriques, Eric Hermann, Alumni of Motorcycle Missions and Count’s Kustoms’ Horny Mike, Shannon Aikau and Ryan Evans.


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