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2011 Sturgis: Harley-Davidson Events

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Harley-Davidson riders and enthusiasts will revel in one of the motorcycle world’s most unique and exciting events at the 71st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota’s legendary Black Hills region.

The Harley-Davidson Road Tour will run from Saturday, Aug. 6, through Saturday, Aug. 13, at its location at the intersection of 3rd and Lazelle streets in downtown Sturgis. All Harley-Davidson activities in Sturgis are free of charge and include the following:

  • New 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, H-D1 customization and MotorClothes riding gear and apparel, including free helmet fittings
  • Harley-Davidson Custom Ride-In Show, Thursday August 11
  • XR1200 Racing Experience presented by Harley-Davidson Insurance
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) pin sales and Custom Motorcycle Raffle
  • Free Bike Wash
  • Willie G. Commemorative Merchandise
  • AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, August 8-10
  • Women’s Area including the JUMPSTART rider experience, bike lift and more

Harley-Davidson demo rides for the new 2012 motorcycles will be available in Sturgis at Hersrud’s Chevrolet Dealership near Interstate 90 at Exit 30 from Saturday, Aug. 6, to Friday, Aug. 12.

Riders can enjoy as many bikes as they want, but must have a valid motorcycle license and adhere to riding gear requirements and safety rules. There will also be a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle display at this location, including a Fit Shop display for motorcycle customization.

For a complete listing of Harley-Davidson events at the 2011 Sturgis Rally, please visit harley-davidson.com/sturgis.

Some incredibly creative and passionately customized bikes at the Sturgis Rally will be displayed at the Harley-Davidson Ride-In Show, on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 3rd and Lazelle streets. There is a $10 entry fee, and all proceeds will be donated to MDA with cash prizes awarded in all categories.

There will be a pin stop and merchandise sales for Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members at the H-D Lazelle Street location, H.O.G. members can get a special pin at the AHDRA races, and more information on other H.O.G. events is available at members.hog.com.

Race fans will be able to check out the AHDRA Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Race at the Sturgis Dragway on August 10 and August 11, so visit ahdra.com for more details.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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