Sturgis, SD (July 14, 2023) – The Flying Piston Benefit is pleased to announce that students from WyoTech, a technical training institute specializing in automotive and diesel technology education, is taking part in the 2023 Flying Piston Benefit Tiny Bike Custom Chop Off.
As part of this prestigious event, WyoTech students will showcase their skills by building a custom tiny bike, starting with a stock Strider balance bike. In Laramie, Wyoming, WyoTech has been empowering students since 1966, offering hands-on training and preparing them for successful careers in the automotive industry.
The custom tiny bike created by WyoTech students takes center stage at the Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast, followed by the online auction.
The Flying Piston breakfast kicks off on Sunday, August 6th, from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and the tiny customs are auctioned off online that morning. Anyone can bid from anywhere. Proceeds from the auction support All Kids Bike, a program that puts bike riding classes in kindergartens nationwide. The Flying Piston Benefit has helped train over 100,000 kindergartners so far, encouraging confidence, enjoyment of the outdoors, and autonomy.
“We are thrilled to have WyoTech participating in the Flying Piston Benefit 2023 Tiny Bike Chop Off,” said Marilyn Stemp, Flying Piston Benefit co-producer. “This competition provides a great experience for the students and really, in this competition, there are no losers, only winners!”
The tiny custom bikes began as a stock Strider balance bike generously provided to the programs by Strider Sports International, of Rapid City, SD.
The Tiny Custom Bike Chop Off highlights six tech programs across the US, including Kevin “Teach” Baas’ Lakeville North High School; Pine Bush High School, Pine Bush, NY; Helping with Horsepower in Ethan, SD; WyoTech, Laramie, WY; Mitchell Tech in Mitchell, SD; and the Jessi Combs Foundation.
About The Flying Piston: Flying Piston Charity Events are produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of GFTechOne.com to assist in raising awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the motorcycle community. Contact: Marilyn Stemp, 828-205- 8482, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.flyingpistonbenefit.com/.
About Strider and All Kids Bike: Strider designs lightweight, efficient, all-terrain bikes that build two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children. Strider is changing the paradigm of how kids learn to ride through AllKidsBike, which seeks to teach every kid how to ride a bike in kindergarten P.E. class. www.AllKidsBike.org, www.Striderbikes.com