Sturgis Rally 2018 Starts Tomorrow Are You Ready, and Harley-Davidson News!

We at AMERiders like to bring you all the information we can and today we want to do it twice first by reminding you that Sturgis Rally 2018 starts tomorrow, so are you ready? As well as to bring you some Harley-Davidson news. Our news with Harley is double time with their 115th anniversary and new bikes, and we will give you a few more pieces of information on what will happen with Sturgis starting tomorrow in just under 48 hours.

Friday, August 3 Proclaimed Neil Hultman Day in Sturgis

Sturgis Rally 2018Sturgis resident Neil Hultman was the first official Road Captain for the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club. In 1947, he and Pappy Hoel, worked hand in hand leading motorcycle tours through the Black Hills, promoting the Sturgis Hill Climb, and the Half-Mile racing events. Over the years, those events grew into what is now known as the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™.

Mr. Hultman proudly served in an M.A.S.H. unit during the Korean War and furthered his commitment to our nation by working another 35-years at the Ft. Meade VA medical facility In honor of Mr. Hultman’s commitment to the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ and the sport of motorcycling as a whole.

Friday, August 3 will be proclaimed Neil Hultman Day in Sturgis South Dakota. A reception for Mr. Hultman and his wife Ramona will take place on Friday, August 3 at 10:00 AM at Indian Motorcycle Sturgis, 2130 Main Street in Sturgis. Special guests, media, and the public are invited to attend and meet one of the founding fathers of the Sturgis® Motorcycle
Rally™.

Tattoo Tuesday: August 7th, 2018 

Sturgis Rally 2018Come on down to Rally Point on Harley-Davidson Way and Legendary Main Street on Tuesday, August 7 to register for the SMR inaugural tattoo contest, for your chance to win cash, prizes and more! Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and judging at 6:00 p.m. Come on down and earn your bragging rights!

Anyone with a tattoo can enter any class there is a charge of $10.00 entry fee per categories once you have been admitted to the show.  Once a class has started judging there will be no late entries.

Categories:

Best Black & Grey: Black with shades of gray

Best Fresh Tattoo: Show off the Tattoo you got yesterday or today

Best Color: Yup, you get the idea

Best Tribal:  Characterized by an all-black design

Win a category and be entered in a chance to win Best of Show

Prizes include Cash, Gift Certificates, VIP Meal tickets and others fabulous prizes.   You have to be there to win!

Beard & Mustache Contest!

Sturgis Rally 2018We 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 Sturgis Rally 2018?  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 8th. Registration starts at 5:00pm, the competition starts at 6:00pm. See how your beard compares to your buddies!  Just $10 to register!

Don’t even think about not coming.  You owe it to yourself to be part of this outstanding competition. 

Categories:

Papa Beard (Full Beard over 6 inches)
The beard appears as it grows naturally. The more natural the better! The mustache may not be highlighted. The beard may not be curled under at the bottom! No styling aids permitted.

Baby Beard (Full Beard 6 inches and under)
The beard appears as it grows naturally. The more natural the better! The mustache may not be highlighted. The beard may not be curled under at the bottom! No styling aids permitted.

Double Dapper (Full Beard with Styled Mustache)
Full beard, any length, with a distinct styled stache. Styling aids are permitted. The beard appears as it grows and left natural, the more natural the better and of course no styling aids in those beards.

Beer Soakin’ Mustache (Natural Mustache)
Mustache as it grows and left natural. The more natural the better. No closed curls. The mustache may be maintained but without styling aids. No styling aids permitted.

Dapper Stache (Styled Mustache)
Like to “do up” your stache? Then this category is for you! Styling aids are permitted.

Whiskerina (For the ladies)
This is for the ladies. Show what the good lord neglected to give you and show us what could have been. Pick a theme for your beard or mustache – creativity is key. Judges will look at the craftsmanship, creativity, and overall appearance when voting on the best Whiskerina competitors.

YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE RALLY!

Important notes:

  1. Styling aids include, for example, mustache/hair wax, hair spray, hair lacquer, hair gel, styling foam, etc. – Hair dye is absolutely prohibited in the natural categories.
  2. Natural beards shall be and shall look natural. The more natural the better.
  3. The beard also should be distinct from the head hair and not integrated with it.

Prizes:
There will be prizes for the overall winner of each category.  We always have the best prizes!

Tons more events

And there are tons more events at Sturgis Rally 2018 just check out their events page here for 10 days of exciting fun to be had.

Harley-Davidson News

Now we give you our Harley-Davidson News Not only are they having their 115th anniversary of producing motorcycles, They have announced 4 new bikes arriving from 2019 to 2021.

115th Anniversary of Harley Davidson

.Harley Davidson has this to say about their 115th anniversary.

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS BECAUSE, FOR OUR 115TH ANNIVERSARY, WE’RE THROWING PARTIES FOR THE PEOPLE. CELEBRATIONS ALL ABOUT RIDING, RACING, MEETING NEW FRIENDS, AND CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO SHARE A PASSION FOR THE FREEDOM OF TWO WHEELS, THOSE WITH THE SIMPLE PURSUIT OF CHASING THEIR OWN HORIZONS, AND FOLLOWING THEIR DREAMS, SO NO MATTER WHAT YOU RIDE, OR EVEN IF
YOU HAVEN’T STARTED YET, ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN.

They are having a MILWAUKEE ANNIVERSARY EVENT AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 find the information on the event here.

Livewire

In 2019 the Livewire will be the first of these new Harleys… per the website here is what Harley has to say about it….

rallyTHE LIVEWIRE™ MODEL IS AN AUTHENTIC HARLEY-DAVIDSON EXPRESSION OF INDIVIDUALITY, ICONIC STYLE AND PERFORMANCE THAT JUST HAPPENS TO BE ELECTRIC. IT WILL PROVIDE A VISCERAL RIDING EXPERIENCE WITH INSTANT TORQUE AND THRILLING ACCELERATION – NO-CLUTCH, JUST “TWIST AND GO.”

This new, powerful-yet-easy-to-ride premium motorcycle takes its cues from Project LiveWire™, the prototype motorcycle tested by thousands of riders around the world to inform what a true Harley-Davidson® electric motorcycle should be.

Like every Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, LiveWire™ is an exciting motorcycle to ride and has a look, sound and feel that is authentic and original.

In 2020 There will be two new bikes the PanAmerica and the Streetfighter

Pan America

rallyLaunching in 2020 is the first Harley-Davidson® adventure touring motorcycle, the Pan America™ 1250cc. The commanding riding position allows the rider to see the world from another point of view. Travel coast-to-coast. On road or off. All while experiencing your own adventures.

Streetfighter

Expanding our line of middleweight models is the first Harley-Davidson® streetfighter motorcycle that is planned for 2020. Unapologetic modern style with enough performance and agility to carve through city streets.

And last but not least dropping coming in 2021 is the new custom model

Custom Model

rallyThe all-new custom motorcycle with a muscular stance, aggressive, stripped-down styling and 1250cc of pure performance.

We at AMERiders are tickled pink to see these new bikes and can’t wait to see them up close and maybe take them out for a spin.

Again we hope that you have everything that you need while your at Sturgis and when you leave and get home and realize you left something or something just needs to be replaced. Remember AMERiders has what you need. From safety gear to saddlebags we have it all.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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