The girls at Abbott House have been hard at work for the last 20 weeks, transforming not one, but TWO, Harley Davidson motorcycles! And on Thursday, July 30, they bikes, named “Second Chances” by the girls, were unveiled at Klock Werks 9th Annual Pre-Sturgis Party in Mitchell, SD!
The two bikes are 2000 883 and a 2004 1200 Harley Davidson Sportsters with low mileage and lots of personality.
These bikes are very strong on the inside (solid motors), but they were scratched up, dirty, and “rough around the edges” on the outside. At first when the girls looked at the bikes, they wondered what was really wrong with them. But once they looked more closely they recognized that just because the motors appeared to be good, doesn’t mean they didn’t need some work.
The bikes could represent “twins” or best friends, opposites, family, or even “double trouble”, but one theme beyond our foundation of teamwork began to stick. Seeing the two motorcycles together is a powerful reminder for the girls that “you are not alone.” “Second Chances” was chosen as the name for the two bikes because an Abbott House girls said, “We can all relate. We are torn down, emotions tangled, abandoned, but then we get saved, given another chance to rebuild ourselves, to be stronger than before, just like these bikes.”
Industry-leading companies who have stepped up to support the 2015 “Second Chances” Helping with Horsepower™ project are motorcycle shop sponsors KlockWerks Kustom Cycles and J & L Harley Davidsonwho have donated a portion of the motorcycle costs, parts, and maintenance support. Local sponsors include Helping With Horsepower, Klock Werks, Liquid Designz, Avera Queen of Peace, Iverson Chrysler, POET Biorefining, Boyd Financial Services, Home Federal, the Mitchell Daily Republic, and Graham Oil. Other sponsors include PPG, AVON Tyres, Vance and Hines, Kuryakyn, RSD, Biltwell, and more!
Tickets are 1 for $20 or 6 for $100…One ticket gives you the opportunity to win BOTH bikes! Get your tickets online at www.abbotthouse.org