Just 20 Long Days Left Till 10 Days and Nights of Riding, Food, and Music and Lots of Fun!!! AMERiders is ready for the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to begin, are you? With just 20 long days left till 10 days and nights of riding, food, and music and lots of fun, we thought we would bring you a bit more information on what is going on at Sturgis this year. In 20 Days approximately 500,000 riders, concert fanatics, and street-food enjoyers will attend these years Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Sturgis is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, only minutes away from Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Devils Tower, Custer State Park, and some of the most scenic riding in the country.
Let’s start with a few events that are happening when Sturgis starts in just 20 Long Days. Lots of things go on from Rides to Contests to giveaways.
15th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride
The ride was started in 2003 by former Mayor Mark Ziegler and has been carried on by the late Mayor Maury Larue and currently by Mayor Mark Carstensen. It was started with a route stopping at Mt. Rushmore for a group picture but has also enjoyed the beauty of Crazy Horse Monument and the Center of the Nation Visitor Center in Belle Fourche.
Join Mayor Carstensen along with the Rally’s Grand Marshall, Jessi Combs, on this celebratory ride through the beautiful Black Hills. We will have a stop at Mr. Rushmore, just like the first ride, for our traditional group picture, and end in Custer State Park for a luncheon hosted by the Mayor. Participants will receive a souvenir pack including a limited edition Jack Daniels decanter signed by the Mayor, a 15th annual T-shirt, Challenge Coin and other collectibles provided by our sponsors. Register Here…
Jack Daniels & the City of Sturgis are excited to be hosting the 15th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride during the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! This ride has been a special part of the Sturgis Rally, not only for the amazing beauty of the Black Hills but that it brings people together from all over the world…and brings them back year after year! Proceeds from the ride have always gone back to our emergency services, supporting the men & women who dedicate so much Rally week to give aid and keep us safe.
Beard & Mustache Contest
Yes, it’s official the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ will be the qualifier for the National Beard and Mustache Contest for 2017.
We all know that the motorcycle culture brings out the guys with the beards and mustaches. Think you’ve got a great beard or mustache? Are you going to be at the 77th Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™? Well if you do and you are, we want you!
Come on down to Harley-Davidson Rally Point on the legendary Sturgis Main Street Wednesday, August 9th starting at 5:00 p.m. during the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and see how your beard compares to your buddies.
Don’t even think about not coming. You owe it to yourself to be part of this outstanding competition. Besides, the overall winner of the Sturgis contest will be automatically entered into the National Beard and Mustache contest held in Los Angeles, California in November. Check here for Sturgis’s different categories and more information.
POLICE BIKE GIVEAWAY
Yes, that is correct you can win this 2015 Sturgis Police Edition FLHTP motorcycle with less than 3000 miles on it, used to catch bad guys during the 75th & 76th Anniversary of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ and at the same time help the Police Athletic League and the youth of Sturgis. http://www.sturgispal.org/
So how can this bike become yours? By purchasing a ticket! Your chances of winning will be very good as there will only be 2017 tickets sold and you can only pick up your tickets during the 2017 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, August 3rd at Rally Headquarters and Harley-Davidson Rally Point both on Main Street Sturgis! Tickets will be $30.00 a piece or two for $50.00. Drawing for this bike will take place on Saturday, August 13th at noon on the Harley-Davidson Rally Point Stage. You do not need to be present to win and the bike may be shipped. (Winner must pay all shipping fees.)
There ya have it.
We will be finding you more information and news as it gets closer to the rally. And remember it is just 20 Long Days Left so get ready and gear up, to have loads of fun for 10 Days & Nights of Riding, Food, and Music!!!
~And as always….
~Live Free Ride Hard~
Let AMERiders keep you up to date with 20 Long Days Left to the 77th Annual Sturgis Rally.
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