Heroes of the Week: BUILD Moto Mentor Program Volunteers
â€śWe are lucky to have an amazing team of volunteers that dedicate an enormous amount of time to this program,â€ť says Nan Teske, program manager of BUILD. â€śThe mentors and faculty advisors work one on one with the students weekly, acting as coaches, team leaders and role models, encouraging the students to plan, design and execute the entire restoration on their own.â€ť
The restored motorcycles will be unveiled and judged at the BUILD Opening Bike Night at The Iron Horse Hotel on May 30. Awards will be given out, including the Fastest Bike (run on a chassis dynamometer), Best Art Bike (on-site crowd voting) and Facebook Favorite (social media-driven voting). Each of the teamâ€™s mentors will race the bikes at Elkhart Lakeâ€™s Road America on June 8 and 9 and at Grattan Raceway in Grattan, Mich., June 15 and 16. They will also be on display at Discovery World during the month of July and at Rockerbox on Aug. 3.
Donations and sponsors for BUILD are needed at this time. In addition, youth participants (no experience needed), volunteers and mentors are being sought for next season. For more information, email Teske at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit facebook.com/Buildmoto to follow this yearâ€™s progress and vote for your favorite bike.