2024 High Seas Custom Bike & Strider Builders is a combo motorcycle rally PLUS a Caribbean cruise vacation. Come on the Radiance of the Seas sailing to Bimini, Grand Bahama Island, Nassau & Cococay.

High Seas Rally brings together a community of bikers for the ultimate motorcycle vacation. This 7-night rally at sea kindles the spirit of adventure and supports two incredible causes – Flying Piston Benefit, High Seas Rally Dialysis Fund and Wounded Warrior Project.


The following builders are auctioning off their custom motorcycles at the High Seas Rally. Each builder is creating a mini-me custom from a stock strider bike. Listed below are the outstanding builders form the 2024 edition of the High Seas Rally.

2024 High Seas Custom Bike & Strider Builders
Pat Patterson – Led Sled Customs
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Pat Patterson has risen to the top of the custom motorcycle world with his skills and eye for design. He thrives in the Sportster market with his custom bikes, complete product line and unique approach to style.

Pat is the founder of Led Sled Customs which has been featured in nearly every major motorcycle publication in the world with their custom builds. Pat has also led the way in the custom Sportster components and modifications. Pat has focused his attention on the overlooked Sportster market, chopped it up, rebuilt it, and stamped his style all over it.⁠

What began as a hobby trying to fab up his own 1993 Sportster, ended up as a side business out of his 100 sq. ft. garage. Today, Led Sled has produced hundreds of custom bikes and shipped parts to all 50 states and over 80 countries worldwide.⁠ Led Sled Customs is aggressively making the push into the dealer and wholesale markets with the primary goals of supplying the highest quality USA made aftermarket Sportster components at the best pricing in the industry.

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Majik Mike Rabideau – Majik Mike’s DesignsMajik Mike

Mike Rabideau is originally from Racine, WI, just south of Milwaukee, and he relocated to Las Vegas in 2017. He’s been building bikes for close to 20 years, an activity that started as a hobby and is now his profession.

Mike’s shop is on the north side of town, not far from the famous Las Vegas Strip. He is open for appointment-only visits. He mainly builds Harley-Davidson customs and prefers to keep his builds simple and clean, without adding anything that’s not strictly needed. His style is unique because his builds don’t fit in the basic custom categories such as bobber or chopper, he likes to refer his bikes only as custom motorcycles.

Mike has participated in build-offs such as the Hotbike Tours, Cycle Source’s In Motion Show, and Born Free in California. He’s also been an Invited Builder at the Brooklyn Invitational, Cycle Showcase, Mama Tried, TMMR and The Handbuilt Show.

Majik Mike has a true passion for building motorcycles and it shows in his work, his expression of functional art. He has always considered himself an artist who just loves motorcycles.

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Xavier Muriel – Providence Cycle WorxHigh Seas Strider Builders

Described by Modern Drummer magazine as, “a motorcycle-building kid from Texas who always dreamed of becoming a rock star,” Xavier was born in San Antonio and at an early age moved with his family to Beaumont, Texas. It was there that he developed his passion for motocross, music and the drums.

By his teenage years, Xavier’s family had moved to Round Rock, a suburb of Austin. It was here in the live music capital of the world that he found an outlet for his musical aspirations – and worked on Harleys to feed that dream. By 1987, while still in high school, Xavier had been in more than ten local rock acts, most notably the female-fronted band Onyxx.

Shortly after Onyxx disbanded, Xavier moved to Los Angeles where he landed a drumming gig with American Man, a Tommy Thayer (KISS, Black N’ Blue) project that was being managed by the legendary Gene Simmons of KISS. Subsequently, he performed on the album Harlow with members of American Man and DORO.

Xavier eventually made his way back to Texas to appear in such groups as Saucer with Bruce Castleberry of Vallejo and Cadillac Voodoo Choir. It was during this time that his Austin and Los Angeles lives merged. One of those connections paid off in 2005 when Keith Nelson of Buckcherry asked Xavier to become a part of Buckcherry’s return to the rock arena. Within days, Xavier was in Los Angeles recording the album 15. “Crazy Bitch” from the album garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance.

Buckcherry released Black Butterfly in 2008, All Night Long in 2010, Confessions in 2013, and Rock ‘N’ Roll in 2015.

Xavier realized another dream when he opened his Austin-based Providence Cycle Worx in 2017. He is a two-time invited builder to the prestigious Motorcycles As Art Exhibition at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, and his custom Pan/Shovel named Grace was recognized as Easyriders 2019 Bike of the Year.

His distinctive style and astute attention to detail combine to create fully-functional, reliable bikes that have been called “rolling jewelry.”

Soon after, Xavier was invited as featured builder for the inaugural High Seas Rally cruise. The custom motorcycle he built was given away on the ship in 2022 and was so well received that organizers invited him to build another custom for the 2023 and 2024 sailings.

2024 High Seas Custom Bike & Strider Builders

Rick Bray – RKB Kustom Speed
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Hailing from a racing background, Rick Bray has been building bikes since 2004. His show-stopping choppers, known for pushing the boundaries of custom fabrication, epitomize the marriage of art and engineering.

He opened his own shop, RKB Kustom Speed in Lemoore, California, in 2010. Rick specializes in custom fabrication. That may sound like a lot of work, but Rick says any job on a motorcycle is more about passion than work.

Rick’s lifelong passion for crafting custom motorcycles, cars, trucks, and hot rods traces its roots back two decades to an extraordinary Discovery Channel documentary called “Motorcycle Mania.” This program played a pivotal role in Rick’s journey, igniting a deep fascination with custom craftsmanship. It sparked his determination to become part of the custom motorcycle world.

Initially, limited resources drove Rick to become a self-sufficient builder. He constructed his own motorcycles on a tight budget, which eventually led to the opening of his shop. Subsequently, he made a name for himself on the custom bike show circuit and graced the pages of motorcycle magazines. Rick’s accolades include winning Artistry in Iron in 2013 with the “Pala Duro” Shovelhead chopper and earning the title of Builder of the Year from Cycle Source Magazine for his “Solomon’s Special” rigid chopper in 2014. His journey came full circle when he crafted the “One Piece at a Time” green Shovel for the Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-off series, inspiring a new generation of builders worldwide.

Rick’s philosophy centers on clean, minimalist designs that prioritize both form and function. Rick’s show-stopping choppers, known for pushing the boundaries of custom fabrication, epitomize the marriage of art and engineering.

2024 High Seas Custom Bike & Strider Builders

We are excited that our Custom Strider Builders are creating mini-me bikes from their Strider Bikes. These are going to be so very cool!!!!!!!!!!!
– Marilyn Stemp, Co-Producer

People ask that all the time, “Where are the New Motorcycle Riders?” Well, we have looked high and low and found them.

Right now, they’re in kindergarten! And we support the sport of motorcycling by starting kids out on the right path: on 2 wheels! Proceeds from the breakfast and auction put bike riding programs into P.E. classes across the US. Also, a portion of the proceeds goes to Motorcycle Missions, supporting veterans with PTSD.


Flying Piston Benefit Sturgis AuctionAbout The Flying Piston: The  Flying Piston Benefit is produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News &  Jeff Najar of Horsepower Marketing.  Funds are raised to train kindergartners on how to ride bikes by donating balance bikes to P.E. kindergartner classes. We’ve assisted in training over 200,000 kids across the USA. We also focus on VETS. To help out and to join the team, click here.