Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of motorcycling while honoring the heritage of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. The museum’s doors officially opened in June 2001. The museum’s first location was an old church renovated with extensive help from community groups including the museum’s Board of Directors, the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club, local students and other volunteers from the Sturgis community.
Vintage and rare motorcycles were loaned to the museum for the opening by national and local collectors. After a year of successful operation, the City of Sturgis provided the museum with a new facility at Main Street and Junction Avenue. The historical building had served as the community’s post office for over 60 years.
This year at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame’s auction renowned painter David Uhl is donating his coveted “Jessi” painting (estimated ~$5,000). Held by Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Biker Belles, presented by Harley Davidson the bids for the print are now being accepted online at BuffaloChip.com.
“We want to celebrate the women who have taken a leading role in the motorcycle industry and encourage more women to get involved,”“The Biker Belles celebration is one of our most important traditions.” stated Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff.
The online auction will close at 1 p.m. on Aug. 5.
Also closing even earlier than that is our annual 4th of July sale at LeatherUp.com where we are taking 15% off everything, and giving free shipping to any orders over $89. Motorcycle helmets, motorcycle jackets, motorcycle gear and garb are on sale for a few days this week only so grab the deals now!