Bike Rebuild Program
Helping with Horsepower Bike Rebuild Program began in 2011 by President and Founder of HWH, Laura Klock, who wrote a curriculum because of her desire to share motorcycles as an effective tool to teach life lessons to youth ages 7-17 in residential treatment. The Abbott House in Mitchell, South Dakota, was the first location, and the program was so successful that 5 projects, which completed 6 magazine worthy custom motorcycles hands-on in the classroom with youth in care, had a significant financial impact from the bike raffles (nearly $600,000) for the Abbott House, and produced measurable results in personal growth and reduced critical incidents while youth were participating. Inquiries came in so Laura taught and licensed the curriculum to other centers. At its peak, there were as many as eight Helping with Horsepower Bike Rebuild Programs being facilitated at residential treatment centers across the US, including the Omaha Home for Boys in Nebraska, AND Pine Bush High School in New York where youth customized a Victory race bike, and with Laura as the pilot, set a national land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats!
CONGRATULATIONS TO Marty Gueckisen of Mitchell!
On Sept. 10th, 2022 Marty Won "THE OATH"
Our 2000 Harley-Davidson FXDS (Dyna), customized by Veterans!
Just like a motorcycle, you can repair and rebuild anything in your life with the right tools and inspiration.
Using motorcycles as an effective tool to teach life lessons on a personal and professional level, we repair and customize a motorcycle, hands-on, with youth, Veterans, and those with special needs, all the while providing education, empowerment, and encouragement that delivers an important message: Just like a motorcycle, you can repair and rebuild anything in your life with the right tools
How it works.
Team members work together, hands-on, through every part of the customization process. Industry leading companies that believe in our mission join us, donating parts and talents. The design is a collaboration of team member ideas. There is a paint design contest, a name contest, and a marketing segment in the curriculum where events are planned and ticket sales are discussed. No experience is necessary to join these projects. At the end, someone WINS the project bike, which in itself has held life changing stories. Proceeds benefit the charity that has facilitated the program.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR VETERANS PROGRAM, LAUNCHED FEBRUARY, 2022!