A Chopper for a Cause

By: astrid bidanec

The well known, six-women crew, Chopper Chicks, built another one-of-a-kind chopper donated by Biker's Choice, the Today Show Chopper, at the Rockefeller Center in New York City on July 21, 2007. The event was broadcast live on national TV on the Today Show in front of a local audience of fans and supporters.

The Today Show chopper is now up for grabs to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, Fla.

Anyone can submit a bid during the five month long auction. The highest bidder will be announced at the annual biker bash celebration, Black Leather Event, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino resort in Hollywood, Fla. in December. In the mean time the chopper will be on display at the Sturgis Bike Week, the Daytona Beach Biketoberfest, and the Fort Lauderdale Bike Week.

Previous charity chopper builds include the Pink Ribbon Chopper at the Daytona Beach, Fla. Bike Week in February 2007, and the Breast Cancer Awareness Chopper at the Fat Fest in August 2006 in Gurnee, Ill.

All Chopper Chick crew builders are members of the International Master Bike Builders Association (IMBBA) and have extensive building experience. They were chosen for these charity projects due to their skills and professionalism. The crew consists of Athena Ransom, a.k.a. Vagabond Chickie, Jayme Gray, Joann Bortles, Katie Putnam, Kate O'Shea, Vivian "Gypsy" Charros, and Jena Lewis, a.k.a. the Vagabond Trailer Chick. Their full biographies are posted at

The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County is located in Fort Lauderdale. It is private non-profit agency dedicated to helping struggling teenagers improve their lives and self-esteem.

If you are interested in being a donor for the next charity bike build event please call 954-360-0075 or email events@chopperchickcrew.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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