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This is the 10th year the Flying Piston Benefit has produced breakfast fundraisers at the Buffalo Chip Campground. Our primary focus is to help kindergartners from across the United States to learn to ride on 2 wheels.


Join Us During Our 10th Year Anniversary Breakfast:

    • Where: At the Buffalo Chip in the BIG ENGINE BAR at the Cross Roads. Located halfway down the strip. – Map It
    • When: Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Join us Sunday, August 4th: 8:30-11:00AM at Buffalo Chip
    • Benefit: Proceeds go to and Motorcycle Missions
    • Tickets: Coming Soon
    • Silent Auction Details: Coming Soon
    • Goodies: Coming Soon
    • Featured Artist: Michael Lichter
Featured Artist: Michael Lichter

Many know Michael Lichter as a world-renowned photographer who has documented the rise in popularity of custom motorcycles and the culture that developed around them for over forty years. As an exhibition curator, he has produced a total of 22 motorcycle-themed exhibitions. (Many at the Buffalo Chip Campus.) Meet him at breakfast. To get to know the legend, click here for the details of the Michael Lichter experience.


Who’s Attending The Flying Piston Breakfast

The who’s who of the industry attends the event. The breakfast kicks off a packed Sunday of activity including a Bike Show at the Crossroads and general chaos.

The stars of the builder’s breakfast include custom builders like our Strider builders, as well as Brian Klock, Roadside Marty, Steve Broyles, Spacey, Donnie Devito, Dumptruck, Edge, Bob Kay, Chris Callen, Billy Lane, Rod “Woody” Woodruff, Michael Lichter, Keith Ball, Cris Sommer Simmons, Bill Dodge, and many more.

All your new friends and old friends will be at the breakfast when they are in town.


The Sturgis “Drink the Art” Contest presented by BIG FRIG

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This is one of our most popular artist features: We have 20 artists from across the country painting tumblers and growlers. Each artist creates a unique piece of drinking art that is available at the silent auction on August 4th. Are they cool? Oh yeah!

About BIG FRIG Growlers: Designed with portability in mind, BIG FRIG growlers are ready to be part of your everyday carry. With a watertight, BPA-Free lid you can toss your bottle in you bag without worrying about leaks or spills. Plus, sporting one from the Flying Piston Auction, you will be the talk of your friends.

Meet the 2024 Drink-the-Art presented by BIG FRIG Artists


The Sturgis “Art on Deck” Contest presented by Gnarly Magazine

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Get ready to ride the wave of creativity at the Art-on-Deck competition:  From bold graphics to intricate illustrations, 20 talented artists tell a story of passion and innovation. Join us at the 2024 Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast in Sturgis or online auction where every deck is a masterpiece waiting to be discovered. 

Meet the 2024 Art-On-Deck Artists presented by Gnarly Magazine


The Sturgis “Paint Slinger Shootout” Contest presented by ZR1 Helmets

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Get ready to rev up your support for the 2024 Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast with the electrifying Paint Slinger Shootout! Across the country, 12 outstanding artists are unleashing their creativity by customizing ZR1 helmets, turning each one into a masterpiece.

Meet the 2024 Sturgis Paint Slinger Shootout Artists presented by ZR1 Helmets


The Custom Strider Bikes

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Step into the world of two-wheel wonders with the Tiny Strider Customs Bike Program!

It’s not just any bike makeover – it’s a gathering of the greatest minds in custom bike building, all coming together for a good cause. This program has drawn the attention of renowned builders who bring their expertise to the table. These miniature marvels are more than just toys; they’re chopped, bagged, raked, and painted to perfection, giving each Strider Bike a one-of-a-kind custom look that’s sure to turn heads in your office, bonus room, or garage.

So, whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, hop on board and support a cause that’s as thrilling as the ride itself!

Where the Proceeds Go

Proceeds from the auction are used to provide bikes to Kindergartner PE classes across the US. With the help from the Flying Piston Benefit, over 1,000 schools have received bikes and over 200,000 kids have learned to ride. A big thank you goes out to all that have participated.

About the 60’s Psychedelic Art Movement

Our theme for Sturgis is Psychedelic Art – The Psychedelic Art movement began in the mid-1960s and had an effect not only on music but also on many aspects of popular culture. This includes lifestyle, clothing, language, art, literature and philosophy.

People ask that all the time, “Where are the New 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. 


Image: Header image by Atomic Bob, an Artist, Creator, and Imagineer.