After a five year absence, the AMA Pro Grand National Twins Championship returned to the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D. and the 69th annual Sturgis Bike Rally. The Black Hills Speedway staff and promoter Corey Brink had the large half mile in great shape for the mid-week event.When the curtain came down on the timed qualifying sessions it was No. 4 Chris Carr on top of the charts with a 24.374 second lap on his Chris Carr Racing / Lancaster Harley-Davidson backed Harley-Davidson. No.
The City of Sturgis with cooperation from city, county and state officials, as well as surrounding Black Hills communities, has released the 68th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Report.
Attendance, sales tax, vendor fees and sponsorship revenues showed a remarkable resiliency in face of increase of 47% in the price of gasoline and general economic uncertainly. Following a recent trend Sturgis saw increased motorcycle traffic in the weeks preceding the event with many retailers in the area reporting sales were up from 2007, an extraordinary second year increase.
An all-star roster of celebrities, world-class bike builders, cigar aficionados and artists have signed on to participate in the second annual Legends Ride to benefit Black Hills charities.
Registration now open for August 3rd Legends Ride.
With sights set on raising even more money this year, the Legendary Buffalo Chip and the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for the second annual Legends Ride, which will take place Aug. 3, 2009, the official opening day of the 2009 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
The Legends Ride is a fund-raiser for the Children’s Home of the Black Hills and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. Last year’s event raised nearly $40,000 for charity.
If you’re planning a motorcycle trip to Sturgis this year, the ‘Why Sturgis?’ documentary on DVD will add some historical depth to the overall experience. The small town of Sturgis hosts the world’s oldest and largest motorcycle rally, as well as being rich with history and folklore.