Thanks to Walt Lumpkin for this report and photos of the 6th Annual Legends Ride that kicked off this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Monday, August 5th, 2013.
The ride was sold out and the raffle bike set a new record -- $55,000. Buffalo Chip owner, Rod "Woody" Woodruff hosts the annual charity ride that travels from Historic Deadwood, through the beautiful Black Hills to the Legendary Buffalo Chip.
Celebrities on this year's ride included the Ness family, Dee Snider, Robbie Kneivel, John Paul Dejoria, Kristy Swanson, and Jessi Combs.
"Rod Woodruff of the Buffalo Chip told us the bus purchased for the Special Olympians should be paid off next year," said Walt. The ride also raises money for the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.
Riders gathered at the Silverado-Franklin Hotel in Deadwood at 11 a.m. The scenic ride to the Chip was followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. topped off by Doobie Brothers and Kid Rock concerts.