Taking place near the start of the famous motorcycle event, the 14th Annual Mayor’s Ride is kicking off at the Harley-Davidson Rally Point, Main Street and Harley-Davidson Way, formerly 2nd Street. It will be police escorted on several of the Black Hill’s most spectacular two lane roads and byways.
The ride is a fundraiser for the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department, Ambulance Service and Police Reserves.
As mentioned, Ben Bostrom has been named the Grand Marshal for the 14th Annual Sturgis Mayor's Ride, taking place on August 8, 2016. Bostrom started his career out strong by winning the AMA National 600 Dirt Track Championship in 1993 and quickly turned to road racing in 1995. Bostrom has won numerous races atop a variety of bikes, including Ducati, Honda and Harley-Davidson. He and his brother, Eric, quickly rose to fame in the racing world and have won numerous races in the States and internationally.
The Bostrom Brothers are making their return to Sturgis to continue their tradition of riding with people from around the world in the annual Sturgis Mayor's Ride.
“The City of Sturgis is very excited to team up with Ben Bostrom as the Grand Marshal of the 14th Annual Mayor’s Ride,” said Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen. “His lifelong love and dedication to the sport of motorcycling is exactly what the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is all about.”
The world of motorcycles is nothing without its ceremonies of course. Case in point, the City of Sturgis teamed up with Harley-Davidson, the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and Carey Hart, the 2015 Grand Marshal, to officially pass the torch to Ben in a visit to Sturgis this Spring, as seen below.
Riders are invited to join Bostrom, Sturgis Mayor Carstensen, state and local legislators, industry professionals, celebrities and legends. The Mayor’s Ride package includes a photo opportunity at Mount Rushmore followed by a decadent lunch at Custer State Park.
All participants will receive a gift bag filled with unique and collectible souvenirs to commemorate their ride experience. Not surprisingly, space is limited and for those riders interested, they can go online to find more details, prices and register.