Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt & Drill Team To Perform At Sturgis Buffalo Chip

cossaks1The beauty of the Seattle Cossacks performing precisely engineered aerobics atop magnificent two-wheeled machines will bring an air of grace and incredible excitement to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads this August. The Seattle Cossacks are well known for their daring stunts, balancing man upon man in impossible configurations all while riding vintage motorcycles.

In sharp contrast to the typical road weary biker, the team of motorcycle acrobats wear crisply pressed matching white and maroon uniforms reminiscent of their historic Russian namesakes. The finely polished vintage Harley’s upon which they perform their amazing acrobatics are carefully painted to match their uniforms.

cossaks2The Seattle Cossacks represent all that is great about motorcycling,” said Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “These guys are the most professional group of trick riders I have ever seen. Their performances will inspire awe and a sense of pride in all who consider themselves a biker.”

The troupe was born of tradition, started in the ‘30s by a group of young racers looking for excitement to entertain themselves between events. It grew into a formal organization of masterful trick riders. They chose the Cossack name and uniform as a reminder of the traditional Russian horse masters of the same name. Prospective team members must be sponsored and strict attendance at all practice sessions are mandatory. Many members have devoted more than 30 years to the organization.

The Seattle Cossacks will perform their show three times each day Tuesday, Aug. 4 through Thursday, Aug. 6 at the free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip. The famed “Wall of Fire” stunt will be performed at 7:00 p.m. each evening. More details are available at Buffalo Chip.

2 Responses to “Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt & Drill Team To Perform At Sturgis Buffalo Chip”


  1. 1 David Noe Jun 2nd, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Gee…I thought the cossacks were in jail in Waco!

    SSDD: David

  2. 2 Johnny Gypo Jun 3rd, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Seen them many times. Always great. Plus you can talk to them and eyeball their scoots up close….flatheads and knucks mostly, with a panhead springer or two, if I remember right.

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