Sturgis Legends Ride Raises $61,000 for Charities

steventylercyrilhuzebloglegendsridecyrilhuzeblogAs I related in a former post “Showbiz On Wheels For Charities”, last Monday August 3rd about 350 bikes and 500 riders took part in the annual Legends Ride hosted by the Legendary Buffalo Chip. A record-breaking $61,600 was raised to benefit a number of Black Hills Charities including the Black Hills Children’s Home and the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame and Museum. Just under $40,000 was raised at last year’s inaugural Legends Ride.

Celebrities that participated in the ride included Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, Toby Keith, Lorenzo Lamas and the cast of Easy Riders II.  Motorcycle enthusiast John Paul DeJoria, of Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron Spirits Company made a surprise $10,000 matching donation to the Legends Ride Charities. He also donated the restored 1938 Indian with sidecar that he and wife, Eloise, traveled on during the Legends Ride to the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. A host of world-class bike builders also participated to this event.

“We are thrilled with the charity riders showed this year. The Legends Ride has once again proved itself a worthy event that brings world-class entertainment to riders and needed dollars to charities,” said Rod Woodruff, president of the Legendary Buffalo Chip. “We will be back bigger and better in 201

5 Responses to “Sturgis Legends Ride Raises $61,000 for Charities”

  1. 1 Rodent Aug 8th, 2009 at 7:13 am

    500 riders on 350 bikes and no passengers?

  2. 2 Brandon Aug 8th, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Rodent. Go back to school to learn your math. It means that there was about 150 bikers out of the 350 riding with a passenger (because a passenger is also called a rider)

  3. 3 Woody Aug 8th, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Rodent’s got one in the boat 😉
    Trolling, trolling………………..

  4. 4 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Aug 8th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    It was nice of John Paul DeJoria to kick in matching funds and donate the 38 Chief sidecar rig that you have so graciously allowed me to campaign around Sturgis. It is a pleasure to have come to know you.

  5. 5 Gina Woods Aug 9th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Good people doing good things..that’s the American (biker) way! Not that many bikers nor people in general don’t do good things…It’s just nice to see so close to home! It’s great to see people “get” it and do it unselfishly and unconditonally for others….was great to see everyone and be a part of so many great events in Sturgis: The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast & Induction…Make sure you’re eggs are real and real good if you ‘re gonna have Charlie St Clair for breakfast, Betsy I have a better idea for you know who – call me on it, Micheal your event ROCKED as did the Sucker Punch Tesla concert – good going Ken..Chris you and the guys rocked the Spoke afterwords! The book signing…wow Chris, the AMD Show – OMG Dave!! Woo hoo! Meeting with Suga Bear – my new name for him …. and Fuji – what a delight you are girl! Ah yes another closed chapter on Sturgis 2009 my best ever..and I say that almost every year…this one had to have been it!!!!

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