Abbott House and the Motorcycle Rebuild Program join forces for a new project

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Abbott House and the Motorcycle Rebuild Program have joined forces for a new project.

Owners of Blackout Industries, James and Katie Washnok, joined with the Abbott house and Black Hills Harley Davidson back in February to teach foster children how to rebuild a Harley Davidson Road King.

The project is a three month endeavor and it gives kids hands-on-experience of repairing and customizing a motorcycle.

On Saturday morning the Washnok’s revealed the name of the custom bike, “Inspire”, which is fitting as they say each of the kids is an inspiration.

“Just seeing them come out of their shell. Seeing them progress. It’s kind of neat to see them come out of their shell and they’re really into it, so there’s a lot that they’re learning between design, marketing.” said James Washnok

“It’s gonna be a full custom,” continued Katie Washnok, “And it’s gonna be a one-of-a-kind bike designed firsthand by these kids.”

The bike will be finished in May and will then be raffled off. Only 750 tickets will be sold, and all funds will go to additional therapy and opportunities for youth at the Abbott House.

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