Sturgis Motorcycle Museum And Hall of Fame To Receive Award 2013 Silver Spoke Award

sturgis.museum2The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame will be a recipient of the coveted 2013 Silver Spoke Award presented by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM). The Award is in the “Special Recognition” category and honors the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame for its work in improving the image of motorcycling. The award will be presented at NCOM’s annual convention in Reno, Nevada in May.

“We are extremely honored to be receiving this recognition from NCOM,” said Christine Paige Diers, Executive Director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. “We will join a number of exceptional individuals who have received this award in the past.” This is the first time in its history that NCOM has awarded the Silver Spoke for Special Recognition to an organization rather than an individual. Previous winners of the award include a number of notable ABATE members from various states, a long-time NCOM Board member, the AIM Chief of Staff, an author and a publisher.

sturgis.museum1The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) is solely sponsored by the Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) nationwide legal services program and serves as an umbrella organization for more than 2,000 NCOM Member clubs, organizations and associations worldwide, representing well over a quarter of a million politically active motorcyclists.

The goal and purpose of NCOM is to assist all motorcycle organizations and individual riders with legal, legislative and other motorcycling issues. The Coalition provides numerous FREE services including legislative assistance, nationwide information network, public awareness programs, safety projects, loan program, biker anti-discrimination legal and legislative assistance, etc.

The mission of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of motorcycling, honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle, and pay tribute to the heritage of the Sturgis Rally. Established in 2001, the museum is home to an ever-growing variety of motorcycles dating back to 1907. On display are a huge selection of American and metric bikes that are on loan from private individuals, along with a wide variety of exhibits, photographs, memorabilia and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally history. Museum memberships are available on the museum’s website.

For more information, contact Christine Paige Diers, Executive Director, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame at 605-347-2001.

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10 Responses to “Sturgis Motorcycle Museum And Hall of Fame To Receive Award 2013 Silver Spoke Award”


  1. 1 Danny Rohr Jan 16th, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Giving awards, receiving awards….

  2. 2 Rodent Jan 16th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    So an ambulance chasing lawyer referral service gives an award, so what.

  3. 3 Mike Greenwald Jan 16th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    It is a damnable shame that the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame can be bought for a whore’s trinket.

  4. 4 ROGUE Jan 17th, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Though I believe the Sturgis Museum and Hall of Fame is a worthwhile recipient of awards I am skeptical about anything to do with NCOM.
    I personally do not have anything good to say about Richard Lester and his organization and since Doc Reichenbach is listed as President of NCOM I trust them even less.
    I would like to suggest that Christine accept the award on behalf of the museum BUT that she also makes it very clear to NCOM that it in No Way will give that organization any special treatment in having any of their members inducted into the Hall Of Fame.
    I would also like to suggest that others reading this post monitor who is nominated and from those nominated who is finally inducted.

  5. 5 Reynard Jan 17th, 2013 at 8:14 am

    It is time that Christine realize that since she is at her post at the Museum & Hall Of Fame she is manipulated in giving nominations to several without merit. The good ones don’t apply, don’t ask friends to apply for them, don’t offer “services”, don’t give interested contributions to the Museum, etc. When the industry laughs at some names, the Sturgis Museum loses all credibility and will not recruit many new memberships.

  6. 6 Steve The Producer Johann Jan 17th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    As a former recipient of this exact same honor in 2009, all I can say is I was proud to be recognized for our efforts to shine a positive light on the world of Motorcycling through the HR show and so should the Sturgis Museum.

    Note: I did not ask for nor did I pay for this award, nothing was requested of me. My trip was on the dime of Richarl Lester and NCOM and I was treated with nothing but respect by him and 98% of all those who attended this nearly 1200 strong event. I was arwed that night along with 7 other individuals from among the world of motorcycling – One who is a nationaly known actor, another who is respected commentator to this blog. The only person to be honored who didn’t show (A well known poerson in the industry) used his write in Thank You letter as nothing more than a marketing piece. By the way he is no longer in business.

    P.S. I do not get paid by NCOM nor AIM or any other thing RL is involved in. As for what takes place at NCOM – As Sgt. Sholtz used to say “I know nothing, nothing”.

  7. 7 Steve The Producer Johann Jan 17th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I was honored with this exact same award for our radio show. I was not paid, nor did I seek after it it was given to us because they wanted to give it to us for our work to make a positive impact on the world of riding much like what Cycril does here.

    I was treated with nothing but respect by eveyone who attended this 2009 event and I was honored along with 8 other people some of which you would know if i told you here.

    So, congrats to everyone at the Sturgis Museum for being honored.

  8. 8 nicker Jan 18th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Hell, the Sturgis Museum is the only reason to go down town.
    That and those huge turkey legs and a beer ………… 🙂

    -nicker-

  9. 9 Mike Greenwald Jan 19th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    The Silver Spoke Award presented by NCOM. Seems that I recall that that James “Doc” Reichenbach, head of NCOM, is the same person that was the President of ABATE of Florida when ABATE was audited for how they used money they received from the state in the form of a safety grant?

    Is he the one mentioned in this State of Florida Document?
    FLORIDA FUNDS RIDER SAFETY
    “This morning the Governor of the State of Florida signed into law the budget for the next fiscal year,” reported ABATE of Florida State President James “Doc” Reichenbach, adding that “Included in the budget was $250,000 to ABATE of Florida, Inc. for motorcycle safety.”

    Please go to the State of Florida document Joint Legislative Auditing Committee – http://leg.state.fl.us/data/committees/joint/jcla/meetingpackets/100311.pdf
    By scrolling to page 16 you will see how this organization said they were spending this money in previous years.

    I understand or misunderstand that credibility is important.

  10. 10 rc Jan 19th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    “The coveted 2013 Silver Spoke Award presented by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM).”

    Coveted by who???

    “and honors the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame for its work in improving the image of motorcycling.”

    Is that what the Motorcycle Museum does??? Well thank God. Must be why Honda no longer runs the you meet the nicest people on……… ads.

    “We will join a number of exceptional individuals who have received this award in the past.”

    Dinner w/ Reichenbach will be exceptional I’m sure.

    The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) is solely sponsored by the Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) nationwide legal services program …………”

    Thats because AIM is NCOM and vice versa.

    “NCOM has awarded the Silver Spoke for Special Recognition to an organization rather than an individual. Previous winners of the award include a number of notable ABATE members from various states, a long-time NCOM Board member, the AIM Chief of Staff, an author and a publisher.”

    I hereby award myself………….

    “The goal and purpose of NCOM is to assist all motorcycle organizations and individual riders with legal, legislative and other motorcycling issues. The Coalition provides numerous FREE services including legislative assistance, nationwide information network, public awareness programs, safety projects, loan program, biker anti-discrimination legal and legislative assistance, etc.”

    And then there was that little class action suit thingy against Harley and oh yeah that little gig where a number of BOD members resigned and distanced themselves from the organization and certain people affiliated w/ NCOM bullying members of their own organizations…………………..

    excuse us, but we suspect the spoke will be silver plated and even then I would be wanting to give it the nitric acid test. But it sure was pretty writin! rc

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