Spartan has teamed up with the stars from the Discovery Channel’s hit reality TV show “American Chopper,” to build a custom Spartan motorcycle to raise money for the OSCAR MIKE Foundation, whose mission is to keep injured veterans healthy and active. The bike, which was unveiled over the weekend at Spartan’s Tri-State New York Sprint race in Tuxedo, NY, will be featured along with the story behind it on an upcoming episode of American ChopperMonday, July 2 at 10 p.m. EDT.
On-hand for the unveiling were the show’s stars Paul Teutul Sr. and his son Mikey Teutul; Spartan Founder and CEO Joe De Sena and OSCAR MIKE President & Founder, Noah Currier.
“Orange County Choppers makes the most badass custom bikes around and Spartan produces the most badass endurance events, so the partnership is a total fit,” Said Paul Sr. “We’re proud of our work on the Spartan chopper and touched by the company’s goal to raise money for injured military veterans.”
The custom bike was created as part of a fundraising effort by Spartan and Orange County Choppers to support the OSCAR MIKE Foundation and the building of their new training facility for injured and adaptive veterans. The Foundation regularly rallies injured veterans to push their limits and participate in Spartan race events through the support of the OCR brand.
“The Orange County Chopper team applies the same grit and determination to their work as our athletes do on the race course and we’re proud to partner with them for this project, which is benefiting such a worthy cause,” said Spartan founder and CEO Joe De Sena. “It’s important to give back and honor the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for this great nation and we’re excited for the fundraising opportunity this provides.”
To enter to win the Spartan chopper and donate to the OSCAR MIKE Foundation, people can register for any “Orange County Chopper Veteran Charity Heat” from June 2 through October 14, and the race fees will benefit the Foundation. Participants can also enter by making a donation directly on the Spartan website https://www.spartan.com/en/race/learn-more/race-types-overview?article=stronger-as-one. The winner of the custom Spartan chopper will be announced at the Spartan Laughlin Weekend Presented by Laughlin Tourism Commission in Laughlin, NV taking place mid-November.
“Spartan events have been the perfect outlet for us to introduce injured veterans to what is possible, and our partnership with Spartan has been a game changer for OSCAR MIKE and the injured veterans we support,” said OSCAR MIKE President & Founder Noah Currier. “This exciting fundraising initiative will allow OSCAR MIKE and Spartan to further their mission of changing lives and we’re grateful for the opportunity.“
Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, and the first in-sport to feature timing and global rankings.