It’s that time of year again when all of us riders look to the Black Hills to converge on Sturgis, ‘Mecca’ for the motorcycle industry and community. This year I invite those who make the pilgrimage to come ride with the Lakota of Pine Ridge Reservation, myself and Kuryakyn by answering TG’s Rally Cry, take the Throttle Girl’s One Day Motorcycle Challenge!
Over the last number of years my heart has been drawn to this beautiful place, its need and it’s culture and heritage. The Lakota people have a rich history, one I find to be an honor to assist in seeking sustainability and hope with. I call out to the motorcycle community to ride with me as my friends at Kuryakyn and I have planned Throttle Girl’s One Day Motorcycle Challenge benefiting the One Spirit Food Program & development of the One Spirit/Lakota Buffalo Meat House, bringing buffalo back to the rez and assisting in long-term sustainability.
This One-Day Challenge promises to be a NEW format to the time tested, rider supported, riding extravaganza at Sturgis! *250 Miles of scenic roads thru the Badlands and on Pine Ridge, roads rarely traveled when visiting the famous ‘Black Hills,’ This Challenge is a cultural experience. Challengers are led by map to checkpoints, collect Lakota Value Coins and visit places like Wounded Knee while being guided at each checkpoint by Lakota Elders. To call this Challenge a ‘ride’ will not do justice, it is so much more than that, it is a story. A story waiting to be told by the Lakota themselves, a story that need be heard throughout America.
The event is Wed. Aug. 6th and registration is now open! I would be extremely grateful if you would be so kind to put a blast out on your platforms, help spread the word and direct people to the link attached here for info and to register. Together WE Rally All to Rise as One and after months of working with the Lakota and One Spirit we are honored to invite you a our guests to ride with Throttle Girl and take the Challenge while at Sturgis!
For more information and to Register: https://throttlegirl.net/throttle-girls-one-day-motorcycle-challenge/
Oh and on a side note, as you take the sip of water you are about to take, please remember that over 30% of those living on the Pine Ridge Reservation…don’t even have access to clean running water. THIS is why we ride! See you in Sturgis!