Friday, July 30, 2010

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Celebrates 70 Years

The Granddaddy of them all - Sturgis Motorcycle Rally celebrates 70 years!
Here are just a few of the things that are on tap, including cold beer!


Made famous by "Big Daddy Rat" Karl Smith
The 22nd Sturgis Rat's Hole Bike Show at Buffalo Chip.

The Rat's Hole will also be serving the ONLY draft beer at the Buffalo Chip and you can purchase a Rat's Hole thermo mug that commemorates Sturgis 2010 and holds 3 cans worth of beer at a discounted price all week - perfect for concerts.

The Sturgis Rat's Hole Bike Show is Thursday, Aug. 12th - staged near the Michael Lichter Exhibition Hall and immediately followed by an Ozzy Ozborne Concert.
Michael Lichter Presents "Eternal 30 In The Wind"

The 10th Motorcycles as Art exhibit entitiled, Eternal Combustion - 30 in the Wind will be on exhibit for 7 days at the Buffalo Chip - featuring 30-custom bikes from top builders alongside the largest single exhibit of Michael's photography, Celebrating Michael's 30th year photographing Sturgis.

Admission is Free, open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
August 7th to 13th, 2010
Lichter Exhibition Hall at Buffalo Chip, Sturgis SD


The exhibit showcases Arlen Ness, Paul Yaffee, Carl Olsen, Matt Olsen, Dave Perewitz, Jody Perewitz, Brian Klock, Donnie Smith, Eddie Trotta, Todd Silicato, Gard Hollinger, Satya Kraus, Jerry Covington, David Covington, Kirk Taylor, Brian Schimke, Athena "Chickie" Ransom, Laura Klock, Gary Maurer, Ron Finch, Counts Kustoms and Sugarbear and more.
Master Bike Builders Ron Finch, Mondo Porras and Bob McKay will join the IMBBA Hall of Fame, Sunday, August 8th at Broken Spoke Campground. Registration for the IMBBA Bike Show is 10 a.m. - The Bike Show awards are at 7pm and the IMBBA Hall of Fame Ceremony is 8pm, immediately followed by a .38 Special Concert at Broken Spoke Campground.

The Legends Ride - Monday the 9th
The escorted ride through the Black Hills will again be one of the highlights as 350 bikes parade from Historic Deadwood to the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip for a star-studded reception and ZZ TOP concert that raises funds for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and for children's charities. Last year, the ride raised more than $60,000. www.legendsride.com.



The Horse 4th Annual Sturgis Bike Show is Monday, Aug. 9th at Full Throttle Saloon in downtown, Sturgis. Registration is free and open from 9 to 11 a.m. with lots of great prize giveaways to bike builders and the audience. Click flyer for details.


STURGIS RALLY IN THE 1950's.....




The Kids & Chrome Ride - Mud Racing - Pro-Hill Climb, Machine Gun Shoots and Nightly Concerts at The Legendary Buffalo Chip.

David Uhl's Sturgis Commemorative Collection at the Legends Gallery - Dirt Track Racing, Limpnickie Lot Bike Builders, International Master Bike Builders, Nightly Concerts and Tattoo Mania at the Broken Spoke Saloon & Broken Spoke Campgrounds.