Student-Built Bike Wins Awards at Black Hills Motorcycle Show

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip has just announced that the award winning Student Build Challenge™motorcycle has won two more awards during the 25th Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Show in Rapid City, SD. The Sturgis Brown High School Students who worked to customize the stock Harley-Davidson Road King took home first place in the Full Custom Bagger category and Best Paint Overall at the Black Hills Motorcycle Show. The already recognizable motorcycle previously won first place for the Full Custom Bagger Open Class classification and Overall Best Display at the 26th annual Donnie Smith Show.

The Student Build Challenge Legends Ride bike was built by a group of dedicated high school students with parts donated by some gracious powersports companies, and guided by Keith Terry of Terry Components, Randy and Nick Cramer of Dakota V-Twin, and Instructors Chad Hedderman and Bill Johnson. In a complete tear-down and rebuild, the Sturgis, SD students customized the Road King and in the process, have now taken top honors at two of the industry's top motorcycle competitions.

The students and staff from Sturgis Brown High School began transforming the Harley- Davidson bike from a Road King to a Road Glide in January. Together, with help from many sponsors, the students and staff worked tirelessly after school and on weekends to complete the bike, putting in well over 377 combined man hours on the motorcycle. Watch the unique Bike Build Webisode Series that breaks down the build and program.

More info on the motorcycle build can be found at

The 2013 Student Build Challenge was made possible with the generosity of these sponsors : Arlen Ness, Baggster, Black Hills Harley-Davidson, Black Hills Plating & Polishing, CP Carrillo, Dakota Digital, Danny Gray Seats, Diamond Fasteners, Dimension Custom Paint & Body, Fueling Parts, Handy Industries, Hawg Halters, Hawg Wired, Hot Leathers, Legend Suspension, Paul Yaffe's Bagger Nation, R.C. Components, Sinister Industries, Thunder Cycle Design, Thunder Max Performance, Trask Performance, Jacob Van Kampen, Vee Rubber America, and KICKER.

The Legends Ride Bike will be auctioned off on August 5, 2013 at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in support of the annual Legends Ride event. The Legends Ride will take place on Monday August 5th, where riders can join celebrities for a ride that has raised over $260,000 for local charities since 2008 and includes admission to the Buffalo Chip Campground where Kid Rock will perform later that night. Information on the build, the sponsors, and the ride are available at