Harley-Davidson Is Taking Sturgis Over! Find out what is going down before and during the long time annual rally! AMERiders gives you the scoop on what the motorcycle manufacturer is planning. Although Sturgis officially starts on August 8 and runs through August 14, 2016, Harley-Davidson will be in town August 6 through August 13. There is a whole list of activities and events that they have planned for that week preceding the Rally and we are bringing it to you. Below are a few highlighted activities and where they will be located at in Sturgis.
All week there will be tons of activities. rides and music and events to attend. So pack up and ride on out to Sturgis and have a great time.
HARLEY-DAVIDSON’S® RALLY POINT ACTIVITIES
Main Street and Harley-Davidson Way (formerly 2nd Street)
Check out live music daily, the art of pinstriping, and the custom bike show.
View full Rally Point activities list here
4TH AND LAZELLE STREET ACTIVITIES
-2016 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle Lineup
-Free 2016 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycle test rides
-H-D1™ Fit Shop
-Weber® Grill display and activities
-Parts & Accessories and Event Merchandise for sale
H.O.G.® HOSPITALITY AREA ACTIVITIES
4th and Lazelle Street in the community center August 6-13, 9AM-5PM daily.
Denotes H.O.G.® members-only activity.
-Pick up your exclusive H.O.G.® Sturgis event pin
-Enjoy daily refreshments and snacks (1-3PM)*
-Shop Willie G.® and H.O.G.® Commemorative Merchandise
Learn More about H.O.G.® here
While these are just a few of the activities that Harley-Davidson has planned when taking Sturgis the week before. During Sturgis itself, there will be plenty of other activities planned like the ones below.
Arlen Ness Recognized For Lifetime Achievement Honors
According to Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of fame Arlen Ness is being recognized for a Lifetime achievement here is what they had to say. “In keeping with the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s mission to honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle, a special “Lifetime Achievement” award has been added to the Class of 2016 induction ceremonies. Already a Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame member circa 1992, Arlen Ness was a unanimous choice to receive the first Lifetime Achievement honors.”
That is not all either there is also an annual charity ride happening as well.
Second Annual Aidan’s Ride scheduled during this year’s rally
Per Sturgis site information ” The second annual Aidan’s Ride Sturgis, a charity motorcycle ride organized to fight ALD, will take place August 8, 2016, during the 76th anniversary of the iconic Sturgis Motorcycle Rally®. Last year, 75 riders participated, raising over $13,500 for the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, and organizers expect an even bigger turnout this time around.”
In Addition to all of what is happening at the rally this year also:
Carey Hart is Leading the Good Ride for the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Sturgis has announced ” Carey Hart is returning to the Sturgis Rally this year after attending the 75th Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ as the Grand Marshall of the Mayor’s Ride. This year, you are invited to join Carey and company to be a part of a new charity event called the ‘Good Ride’.” Registration for the Good Ride is $176 per person. Proceeds from this ride will benefit the Sturgis Brown High School Welding class. Space is limited to 125 so pre-registration is recommended.
Time is running out it is only 18 days as of this post till Sturgis! Let us know if you’re going and if you do don’t forget to send us your pics and stories.
If you do plan on going to Sturgis and need some extra gear to hold all the stuff you’re planning to bring back then check out all of our accessories and gear in our For the Bike section. Not to mention all the protective gear that we sell to keep you safe while traveling. Let us help get you geared up and ready for Taking Sturgis.
And as always….
~Live Free Ride Hard~
Let AMERiders know if you plan on helping Harley-Davidson in Taking Sturgis or if you plan on going to Sturgis itself.
And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.
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