2013 Sturgis Bike Week On History Channel Monday 5th to 9th. Not in the Black Hills? Live part of it at home. Tonight Monday 5th in series “American Pickers”, watch the Indian Chiefs reveal, an Indian heritage piece, participate to Indian Sweepstakes, Bike Wash, etc. (9 pm et, 8 pm C). “Bike Week” continues with programming from August 6th to 9th on History Channel at 11pm et, 10 pm central, custom bike themes, Indian Power, etc. Should be very good.
Attendance Up For 1st Weekend. Will we ever know the true number? Anyway, the first weekend looked pretty good if you refer to impressions I got directly from vendors, from the city of Sturgis and from the Buffalo Chip campground. Sturgis city indicated a number of vendor permits just above last year and some vendors arrive only today Monday August 5th. Sturgis Main Street and Lazelle Street are packed with rally participants doing what seems to me to be more deep pocket spending than last year. The Buffalo Chip Has already seen record breaking attendance with numbers expected to increase in coming days due to more music concerts, new created events and activities. Today, CMT begins to film there a new Bike Week series.
Actor Johny Depp Making Purchase In Indian Country? Depp loves motorcycles, but it’s not the reason why he creates the buzz in Sturgis neighboringg Indian Country. Rumor is that he wishes to purchase a private parcel of land in the vicinity of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre and gift it back to the Oglala sioux Tribe. Price? $4.9 million. If confirmed, it would be logical that Depp visits the tribe riding an Indian Chief, either pre-1953 or new 2013-era.
Five deaths On State Roads In A Period Of 24 hours, including a pair of motorcyclists. Drivers and bikers, please, please, please, be careful. I publish this post at 11.00 am mountain time and saw again 2 apparently serious crashes this Monday morning.