Sting, the Black Hills State University mascot, gives a high-five to ‘Secret Eats’ star Adam Richman during the Travel Channel’s filming of the BHSU Dennis Kirk Jacket Ride in August 2016. The episode of the television show featuring the Jacket Ride airs Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. MT on the Travel Channel.
The Black Hills State University Dennis Kirk Jacket Ride, an annual event during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which supports veteran scholarships, will be featured on the Travel Channel’s ‘Secret Eats’ television series in February.
The episode featuring the BHSU Dennis Kirk Jacket Ride will air Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. MT on the Travel Channel. Adam Richman, the star of ‘Secret Eats,’ visited the Black Hills in August during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Richman profiled JR’s Rhodehouse BBQ Pit in Piedmont, caterers of the BHSU Dennis Kirk Jacket Ride, and their El Frito “Q” Texicana Sandwich.
Steve Meeker, Vice President for University Advancement at BHSU, said he was glad to see the Jacket Ride receive national attention.
“It’s a great event during the Rally for a great cause, to celebrate and raise scholarship funds for our student veterans,” said Meeker. “Having the Travel Channel join us for the day was an honor.”
One hundred individuals participated in the 2016 BHSU Dennis Kirk Jacket Ride, a signature event during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally which features a ride through the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota. With 58 bikes and 79 total riders, $4,000 was raised through the event for veteran scholarships at BHSU.