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Bike Rebuild Program
Helping with Horsepower Bike Rebuild Program began in 2011 by Laura Klock to teach life lessons to youth in residential treatment using motorcycles. The first location was the Abbott House in Mitchell, SD, where the program was successful in completing six custom motorcycles raising nearly $600,000 from bike raffles, and produced measurable results in personal growth and reduced critical incidents while youth were participating. The program expanded to other centers, with up to eight programs at its peak. One program even 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 and inspiration.
How It Works
Team members work together through every part of the customization process. Industry leading companies that believe in our mission join us, donating parts and talents. 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. Proceeds benefit the charity that has facilitated the program.
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR VETERANS PROGRAM, LAUNCHED FEBRUARY, 2022!
Helping with Horsepower Bike Rebuild Program has been featured in OPRAH Magazine, the Why We Ride documentary, "Klocked: Women with Horsepower" film, magazines, news stories and features nationally.
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