He really didn’t stand a chance: when I talked to Eric Herrmann at the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction in 2018, he complimented the inaugural class of tiny customs being auctioned then. Naturally, I asked if he’d paint one the following year and he couldn’t say no!
In fact, Eric wouldn’t say no: as one of the pioneers of motorcycle art, he has been creating paintings of the biker lifestyle for over 30 years and supporting related charity causes the entire time, too. That’s just who he is and what he does.
For the Flying Piston Benefit charities, this was nothing short of fabulous. Eric’s highly sought-after originals grace museums, galleries, and garages in more than 40 countries worldwide and his work is seen at all the major rallies and races. We were delighted – and grateful – to have Eric agree to use a tiny Strider bike as his canvas and the results are stunning. Multi-layered with distinctive handwork and variegated gold leaf, it’s truly one of a kind.
“The Strider custom project was very important to me,” said Eric. “Gets kids riding and striding at an early age! Motorcycling has been very important in my life and has kept me focused for decades. I’m honored to be part of this important endeavor.”
About All Kids Bike®: All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. 100% of the proceeds will support All Kids Bike and its mission to get Kindergarten Learn-To-Ride PE Programs into schools across the United States. For more information visit www.allkidsbike.org.
About The Flying Piston: The Flying Piston Benefit produces charitable events to promote motorcycling, encourage new motorcycle ridership and in support of U.S. military veterans. The Flying Piston works with sponsors to increase their brand awareness and integrate their participation with cause marketing. Flying Pistons does this by developing programs and providing materials that sponsors can use for their outreach and to increase their effectiveness. The Strider Custom Bike Program is one such example. For more information visit www.flyingpistonbenefit.com.
About the Strider Custom Bike Program: The Strider Custom Bike 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 All Kids Bike. Each year a new class of bikes is unveiled at the Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip the first Sunday of the annual Sturgis Rally.
DISCLAIMER: This auction is promoted and coordinated by Strider Sports Int’l, Inc. 100% of proceeds will benefit All Kids Bike general fund to support Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs in schools across the nation. Funds will be allocated at the full discretion of the Strider® Education Foundation. All bikes sold “as is”.
SAFETY DISCLOSURE: This bike is not intended for ordinary bicycle use. This bike represents a work of art and is the creation of the artist’s expression. It is only to be enjoyed by the Buyer as a display, such as any other piece of work of art.
DO NOT allow children to use, play with, or attempt to utilize this work of art as a normal operating bike.