Sturgis rally tally shows fewer drug, DUI arrests; injury accidents up
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
STURGIS, S.D. — Figures from the South Dakota Highway Patrol show drug and drunken driving arrests are down at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year. But the number of injury accidents increased.
Troopers say that there were 235 drunken driving arrests as of Sunday, compared with 290 last year at the same time. Felony drug arrests dropped from 46 to 43, and misdemeanor drug arrests fell from 183 to 149.
The patrol says 4,234 total warnings were issued. Last year, the total was 4,598.
Eighty injury accidents and four fatalities were listed this year. Last year, 73 injury accidents were reported and nine fatalities.
Owned by Michael Ballard and featured on Tru TV, the Full Throttle Saloon is the place to be the next time you are going to the bike rally in Sturgis South Dakota. There are many different things that sets the Full Throttle apart from all the rest. One of theme is the Flaunt Girls, seven talented women headed up by Mike’s own girlfriend, Fanny Shakesalot, (not her real name.) This is a troupe that features spicy burlesque, and has appeared at numerous biker rallies across the country, but calls this location their home.
There is so much to see and do here. Getting in is totally free, and you can see shows and concerts with no cover charge. There are tons of vendors, loads of beer and hard alcohol, and some of the sexiest women on the planet. There are plenty of concerts, and other activities. You can try riding the mechanical bull, enjoy a slingshot ride, and even try blowing the tires off your bike in the burnout areas. This year you can go on the Pappy Hoel Ride, a motorcycle ride paying tribute to Pappy Hoel, who really started the motorcycle rally here back in 1938.
If you are planning your trip here, then consider staying in one of the Full Throttle’s own comfortable cabins, where you don’t even have to drive anywhere to see all the events. Book well in advance.
Do you want to know about more cool places to visit and some cool ways to get discounts on travel?
Well my friends it is right around the corner now.. Riders are all ready starting to roll in for the less crowded Sturgis visit. Soon thousands of people will be gathering here to partake in the 70th annual Sturgis Rally and Races..
I can not wait!
The World Championship of Custom Bike Building exists to showcase and promote international custom motorcycle design and engineering quality, craftsmanship and innovation; and to promote the evolution of custom motorcycling in ways that will help secure the unique enjoyment of custom motorcycles for future generations of riders.
The World Championship is a free-public-admission four-day event that opens on the first Sunday of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, culminating in an awards ceremony at 3:00 pm MST on the Wednesday of the Rally. The whole event, including the awards ceremony, is broadcast on the internet at www.amdchampionship.com
2010 Schedule Of Events
Saturday, August 7th 10:00am-6:00pm - Bike move-in (closed to
public)Sunday, August 8th 10:00am-6:00pm - World Championship of
Custom Bike Building – Opening Day 7:30pm - VIP Party (closed to public) 8:00pm - Partner Pick of Excellence Awards
Monday, August 9th 10:00am-6:00pm - World Championship of
Custom Bike Building – Meet The
Lets see I hear Bob Dylan, Drowning Pool, Tesla and of course Kid Rock will be coming to town. The Buffalo Chip will also host Ozzy, Disturbed and the Scorpions. For more about the Buffalo Chip visit their site http://www.buffalochip.com/
There is always a ton to see and do at Sturgis Rally, make sure to visit my friends place at The Full Throttle Saloon, where you can catch Jackyl, Ice T and other great acts. Stop by and see what The Horse magazine is doing and enjoy the wild biker atmosphere at my favorite spot… http://www.fullthrottlesaloon.com/#
Though we are just starting out in 2010, the 70th annual occurrence of The famous Sturgis Rally and Races are right around the corner. Are you coming?
Though the 2009 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is just fading into our memory, it is time to start getting for the 70th Anniversary of this world famous event!
Thousands of bikers, motorcycle enthusiasts and people watchers from across the globe have made their plans to make the trek by motorcycle (the sacred way), truck (with bike trailer), car, boat, plane and train to be a part of the seventieth anniversary of the Black Hills biggest event.. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is gearing up for a large crowd that have come another year and those who are making their pilgrimage for the first time.
The world famous museum has been buildingtheir world-class historic motorcycle exhibits and accepting nominees for the Hall of Fame. The Motorcycle Museum will have a big collection of official 2010 Sturgis Rally patches, pins and other memorabilia to make your trips memory better.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museumofficially opened in 2001, the museum was started as a way to preserve motorcycling history and culture,combining our rich past history with the current event. Throughout the rest of the year, you can support the museum and further this cause. You can sign up to reap the benefits of membership. Members receive exclusive motorcycle patches, free admission to the museum, Sturgis gift shop discounts, invitations to member’s only events, and more.
While being present at the 70th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will make you a part of motorcycle history, support of the non-profit Sturgis Motorcycle Museum will help to ensure that heritage is preserved.
TruTV has had an eye full of Sturgis Rally fun and decided to make a show featuring Micheal Ballards Full Throttle Saloon. This will be a One-Hour Series Premiering Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10 p.m. (ET) TruTV Goes Behind the Scenes at Michael Ballard’s Biker bar The Full Throttle Saloon claiming the title of the worlds largest biker bar. http://www.trutv.com/index.html
The shows will detail the events and also the struggles of running this operation. It will detail the behind the scenes of running a operation that is 30 acres of tattoos, leather, alcohol, Harley Davidsons and the ladies and gentlemen that ride them. The Full Throttles set up includes indoor and outdoor bar, a famous burn out pit, numerous stages with live music, tattoo parlor, wresting ring, stores, vendors, cabins for rent, and parking for thousands of bikes.
What an operation! This is all planned for the two weeks of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
I wish Micheal the best as he has always been a friend and helpful to us. Micheal has donated a booth to our non profit organization and helped us with fundraisers for the Rapid City Club for Boys for many years. It will be interesting to see the behind the scenes of the Full Throttle Saloon!
Thanks to Mike, Angie and the Full Throttle crew for all of your support ! FTS rocks!
My Latest Video Production from Sturgis Rally 2009. The Famous Main Street Photo and the Hail Storm!…
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2009
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Video taken in the City Park of Sturgis South Dakota USA
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Please see the footage below of the bronze work of Samuel Sturgis here at the city park, while shooting this I had a scaled surprise visitor! Samuel Sturgis is the historical figure that this fine town is named after. You can find out some more by clicking the history tab above or click here A Little Sturgis History