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Roland Sands Design’s Corona Virus Bike Build Off

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Roland Sands Design’s Corona Virus Bike Build Off


The team at RSD has come up with a cure for the quarantine boredom. Enter the #CORONAVIRUSBIKEBUILDOFF. With lots of cash and prizes up for grabs, they want to see your best builds. The CVBB is a global contest open to all things two wheels … maybe even three.

The Corona Virus Bike Build is “if I only had the time to work on my bike” incarnate. As most of us are sequestered to our homes, RSD is encouraging bike builders from all backgrounds to help flatten the curve and finally tackle that project that’s been sitting idle either in the garage or your imagination. They’ve teamed up with key industry sponsors @motulusa, @ridedunlop, @bell_powersports, @fox @paughcoparts, @pit_viper, @lexinmoto, and @bikergearclub to kick in cash and prizes to aid in the completion of your builds. RSD has even discounted most RSD hard parts at 19% off across their website.

Like most things they do, the rules are loose.

Rule #1 Build what you like. RSD would prefer it be two wheels and motorized, but if you build a badass trike or a bicycle, they won’t be mad.

Rule #2 #hashtaging a completed build is ok, but you probably won’t win.

Rule #3 No one knows when this pandemic is going to end, so as of this time, there is no official end date. Their best approximation is Mid May or five to eight weeks from today. That said, things could change and be extended or shortened due to severity. 

Rule #4 Socialize! Have fun with it. Talk about it, hashtag, share it with friends, basically do everything you’re not supposed to do right now, just do it on social media. Show your fellow builders support, like and comment on projects that you love or maybe ones you think need a little extra help. Keep it funny, treat people with the respect you afford yourself, and stay away from everyone!

Rule #5 This is a worldwide competition. We are all in this together. Borders and oceans may separate us, but the heart of the two-wheeled culture is alive and well and lives through all of us and the Corona Virus Bike Build Off.

Judging will take place all online with special guest judges, so make sure to follow their channels and use correct hashtags to get noticed and have a chance to win. Post often and tag always. The more active you are, the better your chances. 

There will be specific giveaways pertaining to the sponsors, so be sure to stay in touch and follow the #coronavirusbikebuildoff hashtag on Instagram for up-to-date info. And tag #coronavirusbikebuildoff @rolandsandsdesign, @rolandsands, @motulusa, @ridedunlop, @bell_powersports, @fox, @paughcoparts, @pit_viper, @lexinmoto, and @bikergearclub.

“What are ya gonna do when there’s nothin’ to do? Why not build a motorcycle!” says Roland Sands of RSD. “This is the time to get after those projects we’ve been meaning to get around to since the entire motorcycle community is on collective pause.”

And for our AIM & AIG readers, now is also an opportune time to get the spotlight shining on your home-built bikes in upcoming issues of American Iron Garage! Send photos to Letters@AmericanIronMag.com of your custom build, preferably before-and-after photos, be it complete or under construction.

Be vigilant, stay home, build bikes, have fun. Put that quarantine to work and put that work in while on quarantine!


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