76th Annual Sturgis Rally Has a New Full Throttle Saloon!

AMERiders is excited to announce that at this year’s rally there will be a “New Full Throttle Saloon” in its brand new location, this coming after the tragic fire that caused the iconic bar to burn down last year. With the 76th Annual Sturgis Rally just a few days away this is exciting news for rally goers and Full Throttle fans.

Out of tragedy comes something new
New Full Throttle Saloon
Full Throttle Saloon Fire in 2015

When the iconic bar burned down last year the community rallied behind Ballard, his wife Angie and business partner and Jackyl lead singer Jesse James Dupree and urged them to rebuild. Some people that are upset that it was not rebuilt at its old site, however, Garner, national sales representative for Full Throttle S’loonshine & Jesse James Bourbon said “there was a very good reason for the move. It was landlocked; there was no room to grow.”  Hence the new location.

The New Full Throttle Saloons location
New Full Throttle Saloon
Jesse James Dupree

The former saloon was located on the 38 acres.However, just five miles down the road The New Full Throttle Saloon location is on 50, with another 500 acres for camping. Dupree said the new location will house three times as many vendors, the state’s largest stage, and an Olympic-size pool.

New Full Throttle Saloon
Pop in and have a drink or get merchandise, and – of course – take pictures of what once stood as the World’s Largest Biker Bar.

While owner Michael Ballard is building a new Full Throttle Saloon on site at the Pappy Hoel Campground, about 6 miles north of Sturgis, many people are still stopping to take a look at the original location, which was destroyed by fire last year but remains open to the public.

Pappy Hoel Campground
 New Full Throttle Saloon
Pappy Hoel Campground

The new facility will be named the Pappy Hoel Campground and Ballard explained the significance behind the name. “Pappy Hoel is the man who actually founded the Sturgis Rally 76 years ago,” he said. “He actually owned an Indian motorcycle dealership here in Sturgis and he started flat track racing back in 1938. And he started a ride once a year through the Black Hills to Mount Rushmore. So in honor of the guy that started the event, we decided to name the campground the Pappy Hoel Campground. The is located on the main property, so “The Full Throttle Presents the Pappy Hoel Campground.”

Fundraising and Donations
New Full Throttle Saloon
Barrel of Full Throttle Trimble Tennessee Whiskey

As a fundraiser to aid in building back the bar, Ballard started a program similar to the Brick Project in Sturgis. However, Full Throttle’s is a steel plate, to which you can get your name, the name of the town you’re from, CNC’d out of steel and it actually gets welded to the side of the bar. They sold many that will be up this year for the rally. They’ll have a booth set up that Sturgis goers can buy them and  can actually watch them CNC your name out of it and watch them weld it onto the bar.   For those that love whiskey and want to donate Your can get your own Barrel of Full Throttle Trimble Tennessee Whiskey for just $5000 check out the information on that here.

New Full Throttle Saloon
Michael Ballard Turner Broadcasting Photo

Everyone knows that Full Throttle has awesome concerts so check out the 2016 Rally Concerts at the main stage. Those events actually start August 5th wait that is today!

2016 Rally Concerts – Main Stage

All concerts are free at Full Throttle if you are there before 6 pm. After 6 pm there’s a cover charge of about usually $10 to $20 dollars depending on the concert. But the upside, it also comes with a free drink ticket.

All events can change without notice….more coming soon!
Friday, Aug. 5th
Sevendust & Crobot
Sat. Aug. 6th
Molly Hatchet
Sun. Aug. 7th
Brian Howe
Mon. Aug. 8th
Tue. Aug. 9th
Ted Nugent
Wed. Aug. 10th
Thu. Aug. 11th
Jackyl Night!!
Fri. Aug. 12th
Black Label Society
Sat. Aug. 13th
Zakk Wylde Book of Shadows II
Sun. Aug. 14th

Don’t forget to visit these other most noteworthy and iconic venues as well during Sturgis.
New Full Throttle Saloon
The Knuckle Saloon

The Knuckle Saloon  here is their website for other great information on the venue.





New Full Throttle Saloon
The Famous Iron Horse Saloon

The Famous Iron Horse Saloon here is their website for other great information on the venue.





New Full Throttle Saloon
Buffalo Chip

Buffalo Chip here is their website for other great information on the venue.





and last but not least

New Full Throttle Saloon
Glencoe Camp Resort

Glencoe Camp Resort here is their website for other great information on the venue.





And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

New Full Throttle Saloon







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Indian Springfield™ Unveiling and Current March Events!

Look out riders we are here to notify you about some great things going on such as the Indian Springfield™ Unveiling and other Current March Events as well!

Don’t miss out and Catch your glimpse of the new Indian Springfield™ Unveiling on Saturday, March 5th! That’s right tomorrow! So if you are not headed to bike week head on over to your local Indian dealership and check out that sweet ride. Named after the birthplace of Indian Motorcycle® and designed for a pure riding experience, the Indian Springfield™ features a traditional style, quick release windshield and all-weather, remote-locking saddlebags. It’s equipped with the most essential, touring features but designed for ultimate versatility. The all-new purpose-built chassis delivers unmatched handling and balanced even when fully loaded with authentic Indian Motorcycle accessories.

Indian Springfield
All Indian Pictures courtesy of Indian™

The 75th annual bike week started up today and will run through till the 14th of this month so dust off your leathers and ride on down and have some fun. Celebrate the very special celebration of the 75th Daytona Bike Week, a tradition since 1937…for what is sure to be the biggest, best, and most memorable Daytona rally in history. As with the other milestone rallies, Bike Week 2016 will feature higher profile entertainment,Daytona Bike Week signature events, larger attendance, and MORE FUN! So, be sure to make your plans to attend as soon as possible. Daytona Beach is biker heaven year round with great climate for riding and many businesses and venues that cater to and entertain bikers 24-7. Each March, hundreds of thousands of bikers gather along the central Florida coast around Daytona for the annual 10-day rally/festival to enjoy the Florida weather, the views of the Atlantic Ocean, non-stop entertainment and exhibitions…and the largest gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts, manufacturers, and suppliers on the east coast. Make your plans to attend…and use as your guide and information resource for the best that the Daytona Beach motorcycle rallies have to offer.

fts rebuild run
Full Throttle Saloon Rebuild Run

We also have one other one coming in as well on March 12th,  Join  “Senior” and “Goat” from the television show “Full Throttle Saloon” as they participate in the Best Damn Bike Run in all of Daytona during “Bike Week”. You will help the FTS family by raising money for the rebuild. This run will be amazing……with 100% of the proceeds with go directly to the rebuild of The Worlds Largest Biker Bar….Full Throttle Saloon, Sturgis, SD. They will be starting at Orlando Harley then off to Seminole Harley then off to both Rossmeyer’s Harley’s ending at Cackleberrys.

Don’t forget us when you are out riding and having all this fun make sure to send us your pictures, stories during your fun or when you get home to gallery.ameriders at Gmail dot com and we will post them to our gallery page.

All our events go to our Events page so you can see them at a glance, so send those for some free advertising and publicity on your ride let us know and we will get that information out for you!!!

Let AMERiders be your place to get information on the Indian Springfield™ Unveiling as well as all the cool gear you need to ride.