‘American Chopper’: Paul Teutul Sr. is on a ‘Great Ride’ in Epic Motorcycle Video

by Matthew Memrick

“American Chopper” star and Florida resident Paul Teutul Sr. took this latest bike project on a charity ride over the 4.14-mile Skyway Bridge Saturday morning.

Later in the afternoon, Teutul Sr. posted a short Instagram video clip with rocking music. The old man’s still got it, tearing in up on that bridge. Lots of fans, from New York to Florida, posted some loving comments about the ride.

Teutul Sr. and his friend, Joan, started Saturday with a bike ride supporting the Athletes For Hearts charity. The OCC Instagram page posted a video of the two leading the pack. The group went for a fantastic ride over the iconic bridge in support of the charity.

‘American Chopper’ Star’s Bike Project

The master bike maker said he was “just finishing up the sissy bar” on a new project on Friday. It was the same bike he took over the bridge.

Instagram fans ate it up, giving the “American Chopper” star praise over the bike’s chromed devil’s tail. One said it was “real nice,” while another commenter said he needed “to learn how to do that.”

The former New York resident starred in the long-running Discovery Channel series, “American Chopper.” He’s also the founder of the Orange County Choppers American motorcycle manufacturer and lifestyle brand company

‘American Chopper’ Star Mixing Work With Play

Whether on social media or working in the shop, the 72-year-old Teutul Sr. has not slowed down.

The three-day Bert’s St. Pete Bikefest started on Thursday, and Saturday was a big, big day. Later in the evening, the “American Chopper” star hosted the Orange County Choppers Road House and Museum event in Pinellas Park and made a personal appearance.

Night Ranger was the Saturday night bikefest headliner. The three-day event also featured over 200 cycles as part of a Full Throttle magazine event. There was also a “vendors” row.

The previous night, the band Locash did not play due to COVID-19 event policies but promised to come back to the St. Petersburg area next time. Paramlee filled in for the band.

Also, this week, the “American Chopper” star horsed around with some ponies, but he wasn’t at the track. The man shot a quick Instagram video, panning back and forth while playfully asking if they wanted snacks.

‘American Chopper’ A Bond With Veterans

The “American Chopper” star loves helping veterans. He did it back in New York, and now that he’s moved south away from the cold and snow, it’s no different.

Last week, Teutul Sr. helped out with a Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch event. According to Patch, the charitable group broke ground on a new memorial garden at Pinellas Park. 

Teutul Sr. treated the veteran group members to some lunch at his Florida restaurant as part of the event.

The Lurie Park garden was the latest move by veteran Mike Delancey to help wounded military veterans.