Custom Strider by Jody Perewitz built for the 2018 Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast

“They are wicked cool little bikes,” said Jody Perewitz when I asked what she thought of Strider balance bikes. In fact, she said she’d bought one for her niece and also told how a friend’s son got right on a mini bike after starting out on a Strider.

It was especially nice of Jody to be so positive because her Dad, custom builder and painter Dave Perewitz, had volunteered Jody to customize a Strider for the Flying Piston Breakfast – even before he asked her! But if you know Jody, you know she’s a sweetheart.

If you’ve seen her work, you also know she’s developing a talent. And while that might be aided by tutoring and proximity to her famous father, it’s also more apparent every day that she draws upon her own instincts and abilities. Her take on this tiny custom is evidence of that.

Want to meet all the 2018 Custom Strider Builders? Surf Over to the 2018 Flying Piston Benefit – Strider Custom Builders page.

Jody’s Strider exhibits biker cues such as brass knuckles and skulls handled in a gentle, almost cartoon fashion that’s just right. Laid down with copious layers of pink, blue and purple metalflake, these elements combine for the perfect union of edginess and fun.

A wicked cool little bike? Yep, that’s exactly what Jody Perewitz brought to the Flying Piston party!

Flying Piston Benefit Custom Strider Class of 2018

The 2018 Strider builders are Rick Fairless, Brian Fuller, Paul Yaffe, Jody Perewitz, Kirk Taylor, Pat Patterson, and Motorcycle Missions. Check out all the Flying Piston Benefit builders from 2018.

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.

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Auctioned Off at Mecum Auctions

The 2018 class of Strider Rider Customs were auctioned off in January by Mecum Auctions during their Las Vegas event. ( The 2019 class of builders started after the auction. The list is here.