Billy Lane’s Breakfast Makes History
World’s Top Builders Raise Money for Kids & Chrome Charity
STURGIS, SD— Billy Lane’s efforts and organization paid off August 8th in Sturgis South, Dakota. Billy and 29 of his master motorcycle building friends came together to raise money for Kids & Chrome. And that they did.
“We set our goal early on to raise about $5,000 by selling about 200 tickets for Kids & Chrome. Then “Bam” out of nowhere, this event took on a life of its own and turned into the most amazing morning in Sturgis” explained Lane. “The night before we had already sold over 400 tickets”.
“Everyone at my shop was so honored that I was asked to participate with Billy and all of the other remarkable builders at this event, we couldn’t wait to do it. When I got there and saw the entire block lined up with people waiting to buy tickets, and hundreds already inside, I knew Lane had done it; he made history today” said Brian Klock.
Lane and his Choppers Inc crew set out to produce an event where anyone could come and spend a couple of hours with the world’s most well known builders over breakfast. The event was announced late spring for a date of August 8th, builders were personally invited to attend by Lane. Throughout the course of planning the event it grew to the point of having a list of builders waiting for a position. “I was still receiving calls from builders wishing to donate their time up until the day before the event. Each and every builder stepped up to plate to pull this off. Not only did they donate time, they provided amazing prizes for the ticket holders. We received signed clothing, jackets, parts and more from every participant. Some of the parts from guys like Jim Nasi, Scott Webster and Kendall Johnson were over the top. The guests that won them were so excited, it was like Christmas. The lucky winner out of Las Vegas that won a Sara Liberte portrait of himself with Arlen Ness couldn’t believe how his morning turned out” said Darcy Betlach, consultant to Billy Lane.
The 1st Annual Billy Lane Builders Bike took place Tuesday, August 8th at 9AM at the world famous Broken Spoke on Lazelle St. The event generated well over its original goal of $5,000. Prior to tallying all of the additional donations made Tuesday and Wednesday, the event raised over $13,000 for kids in South Dakota.