BHSU Jacket Ride to start at Joy Center

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, July 30, 2015/Categories: 2015

There has a been a change in the starting point for the third annual Black Hills State University Jacket Ride, held during the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The annual ride, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, will begin at the Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center, 1351 Saint Joe St. in Spearfish. Registration and the opening ceremony will be held inside. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the ride starting at 10 a.m.

The cost is $50 for a single rider $75 for a rider and a passenger. Registration includes lunch and a T-shirt. All proceeds go toward the BHSU Jacket Ride Scholarship, which awards scholarships to student veterans.

Registration can also be done online at Registration will also be taken at Downtown Friday Nights, Friday, July 31 at the BHSU tent in front of the Jacket Zone.

The BHSU Jacket Ride is a two-hour, 88-mile trip that takes riders through the scenic Northern Black Hills. The ride will begin at the Joy Center and end at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground, where there will be lunch, live music and other special events. This year&rsquos ride will take motorcyclists through western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming, hitting spots such as Beulah, Wyo., Aladdin, Wyo., Belle Fourche and Sturgis.

For more information on the 2015 BHSU Jacket Ride, contact Steve Meeker at (605) 642-6228. Or email

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