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Rally fundraiser to aid Sturgis senior citizens

Riders are being asked to help raise $US8000 for Meals on Wheels to service senior citizens who will be advised to home quarantine after the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. The world’s biggest motorcycle rally from, this weekend until next weekend (8-16 August 2020) will also be the biggest mass gathering since the pandemic …

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Sturgis is biggest crowd since pandemic

Motorcycle riders are about to inherit a bad reputation around the world as hundreds of thousands crowd into the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this weekend. As riders start to roll into the town, organisers predict attendance will be about 250,000, down from an annual average of almost half a million. Yet it will still …

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French close fest, USA rally still on

While a motorcycle festival in France has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s biggest motorcycle rally in the USA will go ahead next week despite almost 1000 Americans dying every day. Wheels and Waves Even a week ago, the Wheels & Waves event at the Biarritz Lighthouse in France, was a goer …

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Pandemic forces virtual DGR and INTERMOT

The pandemic has forced the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and INTERMOT motorcycle show to go virtual, while the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will go ahead.  DGR operations manager Ramsey Sayed says it will still go ahead on 27 September 2020 around the globe, but as a “ride solo, together” event. “Riders around the world will be encouraged …

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Willie G. Davidson honoured at Sturgis Rally

Harley-Davidson icon Willie G. Davidson will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota in August. Willie G. is the grandson of company co-founder Willian A. Davidson. He made his name as the designer of many important custom models such as the Super Glide, Low Rider and many of …

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Roland Sands crashes Indian off stage

Famous LA motorcycle designer Roland Sands has accidentally ridden a new Indian custom bike off a Sturgis Rally stage, injuring several in the crowd. It happened on Sunday night at the Buffalo Chip stage when Roland was presenting his latest custom motorcycle, the FTR750 Scout Hooligan. As he rides on to the stage, the announcer …

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally breaks records

Official figures are not yet in, but the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota is set to break attendance records. While they may not break the expected 1 million, organisers say the 633,000 who attended the 60th anniversary in 2000 would be exceeded. The South Dakota Department of Transportation estimates the number of …

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Jay Leno leads Sturgis ‘showdown’

Jay Leno, an electric Victory Motorcycle and sparkling new Indian Motorcycle colours have fired the first salvo against the might of Harley-Davidson at the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (August 3-9, 2015). The rally, which now has Harley as the naming rights sponsor for the next 75 years, is tipped to attract a million people who will …

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Feature film on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The makers of the award-winning feature-length motorcycle documentary Why We Ride are now planning to release a film about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally called “I Am Sturgis: The Movie”. To finance the film about the world’s biggest motorcycle rally, they are asking for pledges through Kickstarter with a target of $350,000 by the end of …

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