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ADV NewsOn Lockdown? Roland Sands Launches The Coronavirus Bike Build Off

On Lockdown? Roland Sands Launches The Coronavirus Bike Build Off

Rolands Sands Designs is hosting a virtual build off to help you pass the time.

Published on 03.26.2020

The Coronavirus Bike Build is the “if I only had the time to work on my bike” incarnate. As many of us are sequestered to our homes, noted bike customizer Roland Sands, 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. 

Known for their killer custom builds including the Honda Africa Twin Police bike, Roland Sands is eager to make this a worldwide online competition and let your creativity run loose. “What are ya gonna do when there’s nothing to do? Why not build a motorcycle!” says Roland Sands. “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.”

Roland Sands Honda Africa Twin Police Motorcycle
Honda Africa Twin Police Bike by Roland Sands.

To do so, Roland Sands has 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. 


Like most things they do, the rules are loose but here are the guidelines as Roland Sands puts it:

  • Rule #1 Build what you like, we’d prefer it be two wheels and motorized, but if you build a badass trike or a bicycle, we won’t be mad.
  • Rule #2 #hashtaging a completed build is ok, but you probably won’t win.
  • Rule #3 We don’t know when this shit show is going to end, so as of this time, there is no official end date. Our 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 Bike Build Off.

The winner of the Coronavirus bike build will receive $1000 worth of Roland Sands credit. All judging will take place online with special guest judges, so make sure you are following their channels and using 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. 

Roland Sands coronavirus bike build off

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

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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Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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