August 3: The Military Tribute Bikes will be showcased from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the “American Veterans Traveling Tribute” (AVTT). The centerpiece of the AVTT is a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall which rests in Washington, D.C. with tributes to World War II and the Korean War, a panel of time lines for the Vietnam War and a tribute to the individuals from 9/11. Law enforcement, fire and other emergency personnel will also be remembered.
The Military Tribute Bikes were inspired by Jay’s Army Bike which received enormous attention over the years. Jy started in 2012 a custom bike build project to commemorate the 25th year of Rolling Thunder in Washington DC. Jay selected four of the most talented builders to complete the tribute to each military branch; Air Force Tribute Bike by Billy Lane, Navy Tribute Bike by Dan Holdsworth, Marine Tribute Bike by B. Bourget, Coast Guard Tribute Bike by Mike Thomas, Army Tribute Bike by Jay Allen. The goal was to take these tribute bikes on the road to create awareness at the largest rallies in the world and in vet hospitals.
August 4: The Michael Lichter and Sugar Bear Ride and Bike Show starting at 10:00 a.m. Complimentary Coffee and Pastries provided to all by Easyriders Saloon. Ride up into the “Black Hills” while Michael Li chter photographs the Ride. From 2 to 4 p.m. ride-in bike show at the Easyriders Saloon. Complimentary food for riders, raffles, group shot of bike ride, bike show awards at 4 p.m.
August 4: The S&S Circle of Honor at 10.00 p.m.before the Candlebox Concert. A show of respect to the men and women who serve to protect our freedom.
August 7: The Baker Drivetrain Smoke-down Showdown at 900 p.m.
August 8, The Military Tribute Bikes will be visiting the Veterans Hospital at 10.00 p.m. at Fort Meade Veterans Hospital.
The Easyriders Saloon is located in Sturgis at 888 Junction Avenue