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Bike Klub Wins At Donnie Smith Bike Show

Friday, April 10, 2009
The Bernice MacNaughton High School Bike Klub
        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 is a real looker with its mini-apes  whitewalls  and sprung seat on a rigid frame.
'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
Post Tags: Bernice MacNaughton Bike Klub, Donnie Smith Bike Show, custom motorcycle builders, high school motorcycle building program
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KEvin "TEACH" Baas -Right on April 12, 2009 11:17 AM
Good press Mazz! Teach www.kennedychopperclass.com
Michael Cole -Bike Klub April 12, 2009 10:50 AM
I support programs like and the Bike Klub But for people like Mazz its a tireless job Way to go Mazz and the kids of the Bike Klub I am so very proud of you The honour is all mine to have met you guys and call you friends Mike cole
Scottie Ard -Donnie Smith Chopper Class Challenge April 10, 2009 05:14 PM
I am Scottie Ard the Founder and Director of the Donnie Smith Chopper Class Challenge. The Bike Klub of Bernice McNaughton High School in Moncton,NB,CA., is an amazing group who joined Clearfield County Career and Technical Center (CCCTC) from Clearfield, PA and Eden Chopper Class from Eden Jr/Sr High School in Eden, NY as the top Build Teams for the 2009 DSCCC. The DSCCC is Fuel For the Mind. These high school students not only build incredible motorcycles from the ground up, they also go into overdrive before school, after school and on weekends to raise the money necessary to ship or trailer the bikes, pay for the trip and still have enough money to eat. The dedication and commitment of these students can not be measured. Across the country schools are struggling to revive industrial arts programs, the Donnie Smith Chopper Class Challenge is one way that helps. If you are interested in supporting a school program, donating or starting a DSCCC program please contact me. dscccmail@gmail.com
Mazz -blog entry April 10, 2009 04:36 PM
Thanks Bryan for this, all of you at Motorcycles USA have been nothing but the coolest with us and we deeply appreciate that. We are truly diggin what you guys are doing, keep it up!!