The 2012 Victory Sturgis Ride & Party reception will take place on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, beginning with registration from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lodge at Deadwood. Then an escorted ride through the canyons of the Black Hills will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Victory riders will then be treated to a reception and party at the Russ Brown Event Center at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip from 5 to 8 p.m.This year’s Official Victory ride will be led by none other than the legendary USMC Gunnery Sergeant and actor, R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey, star of “Full Metal Jacket” and the television show “Mail Call” featured on the History Channel.You won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride with Ermey through the Black Hills. A host of other moto-celebs including Arlen, Cory and Zach Ness along with Brian and Laura Klock will also take part in the 2012 Victory Sturgis Ride & Party.Victory Owners will enjoy a party like no other when they arrive at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Members will have exclusive free parking steps away from a private party featuring complimentary food and beverages with a cash bar. Participants will also enjoy the 2012 Motorcycles as Art exhibition; “Come Together – The Spirit of Born Free” curated by famed motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter.THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR VICTORY RIDERS The ride is for Victory Riders only, and non-Victory riding guests will NOT be admitted to the party. All Victory Riders who take part must be pre-registered. When submitting your registration, you will receive a thank you message upon completion. This verifies your registration has been received. You will NOT receive a separate confirmation e-mail. Reserve your tickets today to ensure your spot for this legendary ride and party by logging onto victoryatsturgis.com.The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip has been offering campers and rally goers the Authentic Sturgis Experience for more than 30 years with world-class entertainment and a premium 580 acre camping resort. Make your reservations for campground admission passes now, and be able to enjoy some of the biggest names in music including Eric Church, Journey, Zac Brown Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Sublime with Rome, Sugarland, BOSTON, Candlebox, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Loverboy, Shinedown, Aaron Lewis, Adelitas Way, and many more.Reservations can be made at BuffaloChip.com or by calling 605-347-9000, 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Mountain Time.