Nikki Martin & Roy Martin
Story by Savannah Rose
Nikki Martin, COO of Roy’s Toys Customs and a custom bike builder herself, was happy to work with her dad, Roy Martin, at their shop in Centennial, CO to customize a Strider bike for the 2019 Flying Piston Builders Breakfast. Nikki’s has been an invited builder at the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art Exhibition and Sturgis is a must for her.Nikki was excited to build this bike, as all three of her children started their excursions into two wheels on Striders! She’s a believer! Since then, they have all transitioned to motor-driven minibikes and small cc motorcycles. Nikki knows the importance of getting children on bikes, and the Strider balance bikes are the perfect first foray.
Roy and Nikki’s thought of this build as functional customization – they smoothed the frame and added the gorgeous paint job. The candy apple red frame is highlighted with gold candy paneling leading down the frame. The delicate silver striping outlines and highlights each panel, making for an eye catching tiny custom bike any youngster would be proud to ride.
Like the other Flying Piston Strider Customs, this one supports the Strider Foundation’s All Kids Bike initiative that strives to make bike riding a part of kindergarten P.E. curriculum. The Flying Piston Benefit was delighted to have Roy and Nikki in the 2019 Class of Strider Custom Builders.
About Flying Piston Custom Striders: The Custom Strider Program is an initiative of The Flying Piston Benefit produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros to raise awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the biker community. Each year a new class is unveiled at the Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip the first Sunday of Sturgis Rally. Contact: Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.theflyingpiston.com
About Strider: Strider designs lightweight bikes that build two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children. Strider is helping kids learn to ride and developing new motorcycle riders through the AllKidsBike movement which makes bike-riding a part of kindergarten curriculum. www.allkidsbike.org, www.striderbikes.com
*The 2019 Strider Custom Builder Class is: Todd “Gilby” Gilbertson, Jessi Combs, Xavier Muriel, Brian Klock, Steve Reed, Roy & Nikki Martin, James Washnok, Devin Henriques, Eric Hermann, Alumni of Motorcycle Missions and Count’s Kustoms’ Horny Mike, Shannon Aikau and Ryan Evans.