What is the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally?
It’s that time of year where we start gearing up for another great year at Sturgis! Like years past, this event will feature some awesome music talent, great rides, awesome food and drinks, and much more.
In this blog, we’ll focus on the best rides of Sturgis, and let you know when they are, who will be attending, and where the parties will be hosted after. So, read on to learn about the best rides of Sturgis 2016!
First, here’s some quick information about Sturigs 2016:
Date: August 8-14, 2016
Location: Sturgis, South Dakota
Annual Mayor’s Ride.
It’s seems like only yesterday that the Annual Mayor’s Ride was founded, but now in its 14th year, this has become one of the premier attractions of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The ride will begin at Riders Motorcycle Expo on Lazelle, through the beautiful Black Hills, finally finishing up at Custer State Park. Participation is limited, so make sure you sign up today to reserve your spot.
Date: Monday August 8thCost: $176 per rider
Benefit: Proceeds benefit the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department
BozBros Benefit Ride.
2016 will mark the 3rd year of the annual BozBros Benefit Ride, where riders will get to cruise the highways with AM National Champions and World Superbike competitors Ben and Eric Bostrom. The ride will start at the Sturgis Dragway, with each participant able to take a run down the dragstrip before heading off on the 50 mile ride through the Black Hills. At the end of the ride, there will be plenty of free burgers and beer, as well as a free swag bag.
Date: Wednesday August 10th
Cost: $150 per rider
Benefit: All proceeds will go to the Sturgis Parks and Recreation Trail System
Sponsors: Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Mechanix Wear, J&P Cycles
After Party Location: Scott Perterson Ford
Sturgis Angel’s Ride.
Not to be outdone by their men counterparts, the annual Sturgis Angel’s Ride, featuring road captain Michelle Thomson, invites all female bikers to join on an historic ride through the Black Hills. This is a perfect opportunity for women riders of all skill levels to gain new experience and learn tips and tricks for mastering the road. In addition, you’ll get to meet plenty of new friends too! The ride will take place on Friday August 12th, and all proceeds will go to the Nature Conservancy.
1st Annual Good Ride.
That’s right folks—this year there will be a new ride introduced called the “Good Ride”. The ride will be led by freestyle motocross legend and RCH Factory Suzuki race team owner Corey Hart. Similar to BozBros ride, participants will have the opportunity to tear down the track at the Sturgis Dragway before heading off on a tour of the Black Hills. Lunch will be served at the conclusion, and following lunch will be a party hosted by Bell Helmets at the Broken Spoke. This ride is limited to 125 riders, so sign up as soon as possible!
Date: Tuesday August 9thBenefit: All proceeds will go to the Sturgis Brown High School Welding Class
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Drags.
If you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping this year, you don’t want to miss the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Drags. Top motorcycle racers from across the country (and even around the world) will be participating in 9 different classes of racers. Those classes include:
- Top Fuel.
- S&S Pro Dragster.
- Victory Pro Gas/Pro Stock.
- Super Comp.
- Dakota V-Twin Super Gas.
- Pro Eliminator.
- Street Eliminator.
- Brock’s ET Class.
- ProCharger “King of Sturgis Drags”
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!
Written By:Joe Webster
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