Sturgis. The name itself brings a number of distinct images to mind. A "bucket list" destination for bikers that includes scenic rides, unique roadside attractions, and historic sites that most have only seen in school textbooks.
Traveling to this fabled motorcycle mecca in 2020, however, presented a series of unique challenges. Arriving a week before the official start of the 10-day event allowed our our Safety Ambassador, Hal Deily, to maintain health protocols while enjoying the experience.
Hal created a video series along the way with on-road motorcycle tips covering everything from dealing with highway traffic to the dangers of passing others on back country roads. Each tip contains live commentary along with helmet cam footage that will help sharpen your "street smarts" and improve your conflict recognition skills.
If you missed those daily video entries, you can catch them again on our YouTube channel or by scrolling through the posts on the Snyder's Riders Twitter or Facebook accounts.
More than just providing safety information, the "Ride to Sturgis" was also part of Snyder's Riders' support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and their annual "Ride for Kids." Participating in this year's virtual ride allowed bikers from all over the nation to continue to Ride for a Reason.
Snyder's Riders successfully completed the "4600 Mile Challenge" which represents the over 4600 families who face the news that their child has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
For more from Hal's adventure, check out the September issue of Thunder Roads Magazine (pg. 32-33) and his article on "lessons learned" from the Sturgis trip.
Ride Safe and Enjoy!
September 2020 Events
With the current health issues and fluid social recommendations, our usual event line-up is changing on a daily basis.