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COVID-19 Update: Sturgis Rally 80th Moving Forward as Planned

Reported by Sturgis.com

As we prepare for the 80th Sturgis Rally Anniversary, we would like to take a moment to let you know that we are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely.

Since the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is put on by many different venues and organizations, and not owned by any one organization, we will keep an updated list of all the Sturgis Rally venues that have publicly stated their position in regard to the coronavirus below.

No Sturgis Rally Venues Have Postponed or Canceled Any Events.

All concerts, events and activities are on schedule for late summer. We are planning on having a great celebration come August 7th.

The good news continues to be that, according to U.S. health officials, the overall coronavirus risk remains low, and healthy individuals can still travel within the United States with no travel restrictions.

We look forward to seeing you August 7-15, 2020 for the 80th Sturgis Rally.

Organizations that have made public statements about 80th Sturgis Rally and the coronavirus so far include:

  • Sturgis Buffalo Chip – Moving forward as planned
  • Black Hills HD Rally at Exit 55 – Moving forward as planned
  • City of Sturgis – Moving forward as planned

Continue reading COVID-19 Update: Sturgis Rally 80th Moving Forward as Planned

Great time at Arlen Fatland’s 50th anniversary party, Daytona Bikeweek 2020

Post & Images by Jack McIntyre

We all just attended Arlen Fatland’s 50th anniversary party at what is now Billy Lane’s home for Choppers Inc on Main Street in Daytona with Rod Woodruff, Jack & Lynn Deagazio, Toni Woodruff, Marilyn Stemp, Jeff Zielinski, Cory Ness, Christine LePera, john marcella, Jody Perewitz, Zach Ness, Dave Perewitz, Timothy Remus, Billy Lane, Erin Lane, and many more. I wanted to share all of these images because it was a gathering of some of the industries most wonderful people. I spoke with Billy Lane & his wife Erin for a while over a few days time regarding the shop being purchased from Arlen, and it’s future. I will keep tabs with Billy on this project so that I don’t report incorrect news, but the idea is to make it a cool lounge more or less, highlighting future builders while honoring the past, so with that said, I will sit back and await the shops future & in October, I will do another shoot there & show you how Billy & Erin’s goal has moved forward. NEXT UP: The editing of my Son’s of Speed images from a few days prior. Continue reading Great time at Arlen Fatland’s 50th anniversary party, Daytona Bikeweek 2020

CEO Levatich steps down after quarter-century with Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (“Harley-Davidson”) (NYSE:HOG) today announced that Matthew Levatich has stepped down as President and CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors has appointed current Board member Jochen Zeitz as Acting President and CEO. A committee of the Board will be formed, and the Company will utilize an external search firm to undertake a search for a new CEO, and a further announcement will be made at a later date. Levatich will assist with the transition through the end of March. Continue reading CEO Levatich steps down after quarter-century with Harley-Davidson

2020 Youth Build Kickoff

Words and photos compliments of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame
Tuesday night was the kick off for the 2020 youth motorcycle build scholarship program, Lonnie’s Heart, a 501c3 non-profit within the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. This year 6 students from Sturgis Brown High School will participate in the program, transforming a 2015 H-D Heritage Softail into a custom cholo or vicla style motorcycle. Students that participate throughout the entire program and demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for learning will earn college scholarships. The program is open to all high school students in the northern Black Hills but for the second year in a row, only Sturgis students applied. The 2020 build will be lead by Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame Inductee Keith Terry and well known builder Patrick Garvin.

In 2019 students built a custom softail with a modern boardtracker vibe, complete with a 26″ front wheel and a 23″ rear wheel. That motorcycle sold at Mecum Auction in January garnering $35,000 for the scholarship program. A small portion of that money will be used toward the 2020 build and the remaining dollars will be used to support future scholarships.