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Mitchell Tech students wrap up custom motorcycle build – Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — A scholar-designed motorbike made a pit quit Friday for a public unveiling on the Mitchell Complex Faculty campus before it hits the highway for an elite Las Vegas auction.

Doing work with Assisting with Horsepower and the Metropolis of Sturgis, next-year Electric power Sports Technological innovation college students

custom-made a 2018 Harley-Davidson Highway Glide

into “a effectiveness, pretty much-race bagger with a contact of class,” reported Chris Degen, director of Mitchell Tech’s system.

The finished bicycle demonstrates the metropolis of Sturgis brand and the number 83, to commemorate the Rally’s 83rd year, set into ’80s-design racing stripes.

It will be auctioned Jan. 24-28 at the elite Las Vegas Mecum Auction.

Proceeds will reward “the Sturgis Rally Endowment Fund, a element of the Black Hills Local community Basis, to be certain that the Rally tradition of charitable offering endures for the gain of future spot inhabitants,” in accordance to Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen.

The Mitchell Tech Energy Sporting activities plan unveiled their rebuilt motorcycle in conjunction with Aiding with Horsepower Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at the Nordby Trades Center.

Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic

Some of the resources elevated will be routed to Serving to with Horsepower, a Mitchell-place nonprofit delivering chances for objective, well-remaining and expansion for people born or diagnosed with restrictions. The organization’s Bicycle Rebuild Application is a therapeutic possibility for individuals to rebuild a motorcycle as they get equipment to rebuild their lives.

“It’s a get-gain-acquire,” according to Laura Klock, creator of the Assisting with Horsepower Bicycle Rebuild Plan. “The learners bought the undertaking expertise, which included additional instruction by some of the sponsors, … (though Encouraging with Horsepower and the Rally endowment) gain from the proceeds (allowing) HWH to carry on to give opportunities and palms-on plans.”

The Mitchell unveiling took location Friday, Jan. 13 in the lobby of the Nordby Trades Center on the Mitchell Tech campus.

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Chris Degen, the Electrical power Sports Technology Program director at Mitchell Technical School, Michael Supik, Mark Marshall, the city of Sturgis lawyer, Austin Munkvold, Jacob Johnson, Evan Juracek, Mason Laursen, Kash Weischedel and Laura Klock, the president and founder of Helping with Horsepower all stand powering the rebuilt custom motorcycle that will go up for auction to advantage the Sturgis Rally Endowment Fund and Supporting With Horsepower on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at the Nordby Trades Middle.

Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic

Pursuing the expose, the bike will be taken to Sturgis, where by the city will host its personal unveiling at 4 p.m. on Jan. 17, just before sending the bike down the street to Las Vegas for the auction.