As you know it’s during Sturgis that Harley-Davidson shows its new models line-up, new Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories and MotorClothes® merchandise. Those in Sturgis will be able to have a close-up look at what’s new for 2010 and also test ride from August 1st to 7th at the Rapid City Civic Center. But stay tuned because I should be able to give you a preview of the most interesting new Harley models on Saturday July 25th. Waiting for it (I can already tell you that you should not expect too much…), see the list of the main Harley-Davidson events in South Dakota.
1- The Harley-Davidson Road Tour (all activities free of charge) will run from Saturday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Experience the passion, excitement and sound of the Sturgis Rally at the Harley-Davidson Road Tour outdoors at the Rushmore Plaza H.O.G.® Members-only Pin Stop, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Bike Raffle, Free Bike Wash, Beer Garden with entertainment and more.
2- Harley-Davidson custom motorcycle Ride In Show on Thursday, August 6. There is a modest $10 entry fee, all proceeds will be donated to MDA. “Best of Show” winners in each of the13 judging classes will receive a $500 cash prize. Two special awards of $500 will also be awarded to the top Sportster® and VRSC™ and Big Twin utilizing Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories.
3- Special Women’s Day on August 2. Interactive women’s area featuring giveaways, prizes and motorcycle information. Activities planned for Women’s Day include seminars focused on teaching women how to customize their motorcycle and how to pick up a fallen motorcycle
4- Race fans will be able to check out the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand Nationals at the Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City on August 4. Tickets: $25/advanced; $30/at the gate. H.O.G. members receive a $2 discount per ticket when purchased at the Harley-Davidson Road Tour
For a complete listing of Harley-Davidson events at the 2009 Sturgis Rally, please visit the Experience section at Harley-Davidson Sturgis.