Sturgis, SD (March 27, 2014) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip announces that its Trike Owners United Ride (T.O.U.R.) will return for a second year on Wednesday, Aug. 6 during the Sturgis Rally. The annual all-trike event is sponsored by Roadsmith Trikes, and it includes a 50-mile self-guided ride through the scenic Black Hills leading to a custom trike show and private reception at the Buffalo Chip. The T.O.U.R. event is free of charge and is open to all makes and models of trikes. Riders may pre-register for the event at www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS/Signature-Events/Trike-Owners-United-Ride.
“The Trike Owners United Ride allows trike riders from around the world to come together to celebrate the freedom and camaraderie shared by those who travel on three wheels,” says Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “We couldn’t be more excited to again welcome trikers home to the Buffalo Chip by hosting this distinctive event.”
The T.O.U.R. ride departs from Main Street in Hill City, SD and takes trikers on a 50-mile self-guided ride through the scenic highways of the Black Hills, including Vanocker Canyon, before concluding at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The ride culminates with a trike procession through the Buffalo Chip grounds that leads to a private reception at the Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center.
“This year’s T.O.U.R. event promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s, with more trikes, more prizes and more fun,” says Roadsmith General Manager, Doug Lindholm. “We’re proud to work with our friends at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip to sponsor this event for the second year in a row.”
The T.O.U.R. reception will give participants a unique opportunity to spend time socializing with hundreds of fellow trikers while enjoying free hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. The reception will also feature door prizes, a custom trike show and full access to the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles as Art exhibition, curated by famed motorcycle photographer, Michael Lichter.
“The T.O.U.R. event gives trike owners the opportunity to experience and share with others our passion and love for the open road and the freedom it instills,” says 2013 T.O.U.R. participant, Paul Marquardt. “I thoroughly enjoyed last year’s ride from Hill City through some of the most picturesque parts of the Black Hills to the Buffalo Chip, and I can’t wait for another memorable event this year.”
T.O.U.R. participants who wish to take in additional Buffalo Chip events on Aug. 6, including that evening’s performance by Florida Georgia Line, may do so by purchasing campground admission passes. Passes for the Buffalo Chip’s 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival are on sale now. All concerts are free with camping. For more information, to register or to get passes to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™, visit www.buffalochip.com or call (605) 347-9000.