XX Chromes bike-building team headed to Daytona

Publish Date: 
Mar 6, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –The XX Chromes All Women Bike Build is headed to the Sunshine State for five days of bike-building in front of a live audience at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona.

This year’s show headlines The HER (Honor, Encourage Recognize) Project recognizing women in the military.

XX Chromes All-Women Bike Build, organized by Open Road Radio President Gina Woods, is a team of American women: Jamie Shields, Kayla Koeune, Kim Jordan and Laurice Littlefield.

Shields comes from a veteran family, and builds and rides choppers. Jordan is an EagleRider manager and Harley-Davidson mechanic. Littlefield, herself a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, is a student at WyoTech, and artist Kayla Koeune

Woods said a number of companies will also be offering support for the HER Project. Biker’s Choice donated the frame and the engine and parts were supplied by S&S.

The bike being built will have Wideglide front fender, a Panhead rear fender, a DNA Springer front end, 5-speed softail Trans, customized LePera seat, onsite Icengineworks custom pipes and custom paint by PPG. Other companies supporting the project are Gruntstyle Tees, Hupy & Abraham, National Cycle, The Paint Spot, Advantage Trailer and Roar Motorcycles.

The builders start at 10 a.m. Saturday on The HER Project stage at the Pavilion and continue through Wednesday with industry interviews. The build will culminate with a starting of engines at 3 p.m. Wednesday.