Bike Klub Wins At Donnie Smith Bike Show
Friday, April 10, 2009
The Bernice MacNaughton High School Bike Klub
I love when I open my inbox to good news. I just got word from Marc Mazzerole and the Bernice MacNaughton High School Bike Klub and found out that they were winners at the recent Donnie Smith Bike Show. The show brings not only brings the professional custom bike builders out, but it offers a chance for high school programs like Bernice MacNaughton’s to come together and compete for prizes with their custom bikes and to meet kids from other schools who share the same interest. It’s the only competition of its kind around, and is considered the World High School Custom Bike Building Championships.
The Bike Klub is the only after school program in Canada that teaches students the art of custom motorcycle building. I wrote an article back in December
to spread the word about the Bike Klub and to try and help them get a few donations to help them achieve their goals of making the trip to Minnesota from Canada with their custom-built motorcycle, the Betty Bobber.
Needless to say, they not only made it, they won! Congratulations to Marc Mazzerole and his students. I know Marc selflessly puts a lot of his time and money into the program and deserves props for his desire to help out the kids.
'Betty' Bobber won two awards at the recent Donnie Smith Bike Show.
Now that they’ve got a taste of victory, it will be interesting to see what they bring to the show next year. Last time I talked to Marc, he said that they had two bikes in the works, one called ‘Phyllis’ being built on a 1967 BSA 650 Lightning frame that they plan on using all pre-1984 parts on. The second is called ‘Roxanne’ that will be powered by a 1983 Shovelhead engine and will feature a Springer front end.
I also know that the Klub strives to be self-sufficient and support themselves through fundraisers and the like. But they are always looking for a helping hand from custom builders, parts makers, and motorcycle manufacturers who might have an extra part or two to contribute. It’s a great program and provides a positive outlet for teens. Congrats, Marc, and great work, Bike Klub. Let me share Marc’s e-mail with you.
Hey everyone, we won!! Our first time out and we won the Donnie Smith!! We won the Iron Works "Overall Winner" and the Iron Works "Technical Merit" award, the two top awards!! Plus we were entered into an open class with the rest of the show bikes, Rigid Evo Chain and we finished 3rd overall!!! A great honor!! Thanks to all of you who helped us out, we made sure everyone knew who our sponsors were!! We hope to work with all of you again to defend our title!! Let me know!! Mazz
AKA Marc Mazzerole Teacher/Bike Club Manager Bernice MacNaughton High School
They're already working on next year's bike, so anybody interested in helping out can contact Marc at:
Bernice MacNaughton High School
c/o Marc Mazzerole - Bike Klub Manager
999 St. George Blvd.
Moncton, New Brunswick Canada E1E 2C9
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