This coming weekend, April 13 and 14, YFS Girls Incorporated® of Rapid City will be showing off its members’ craftsman ship at the 25th anniversary of the Black Hills Motorcycle show!
For the past couple of months, YFS Girls Inc. members have been working to design, customize, and rebuild a 2012 Heritage Softail Harley Davidson motorcycle, donated by Black Hills Harley Davidson, as part of the Helping with Horsepower Bike Rebuild ProgramTM. Helping with Horsepower™ was founded by Laura Klock, Dave Sietsema, and Erika Cobb of Klock Werks. The Helping With Horsepower™ Bike Rebuild Program is a fun and innovative, 20-week program that utilizes a damaged motorcycle as an effective tool to teach life lessons such as team work, self-confidence, problem solving and self-esteem, through hands on learning and instruction.
Approaching the eleventh week of the program, the girls’ bike, named Phoenix, is in a dismantled state. The girls have removed most parts of the bike that will be customized to the design they created. Once the 20-week project has ended and the motorcycle has been repaired and customized to the girls’ specifications, it will be raffled off to benefit Girls Inc., a program of Youth & Family Services. Each year Girls Inc. provides its more than 1,300 members, ages 6 -17, with fun and exciting educational and recreational activities during the school year and each weekday during the summer. Raffle tickets will be sold through the Zonta Club of the Black Hills. The winner of the customized motorcycle will be announced at the 30th Annual Zonta Expo, which set to take place in October, 2013.
The progress of the girls work will be on display at the 25th anniversary of the Black Hills Motorcycle Show, scheduled for April 14 and 15. The Black Hills Motorcycle Show sports the regions finest in customs, classics, street cruisers, and baggers. Spectators will be able to talk with the pros that know how to turn a motorcycle into a work of art! This year, Laura Klock, the founder of the Helping with Horsepower Bike Rebuild ProgramTM will also be present at the event. Admission is only $6 and children six and under get in free. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Black Hills Motorcycle Show will also benefit YFS Girls Inc.
For more information on the Black Hills Motorcycle Show, please contact Clay Trulson at (605) 381-0467 or by email at email@example.com, or Rob Burton at (605) 391-7790.