Annual Legends Ride raises money for local charities

DEADWOOD, S.D. — While the Annual Legends Ride is put on by the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, it actually takes place in Deadwood outside of the Silverado Franklin. This is 13th Annual Legends Ride. 

It raises money for local charities as well as the Black Hills Special Olympics and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.  

The Ride starts in Deadwood and ends at the Buffalo Chip, with a special reception for the riders.  

While attendance at this years Rally is down a little, bikers still came out to support the Legends Ride. 

“It’s a great experience,” said Rod Woodruff, owner of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “And it’s just nice to see everybody getting out and doing something together and for a really good cause.” 

Bikers from all over the world come to Deadwood for the Legends Ride. The event has raised over $300,000 since it started in 2008. 

“People sometimes give the motorcycle enthusiast a bad rep, but they do have a heart of gold,” said Mayor of Deadwood, David Roth, Jr. “And when it’s time to raise money for good causes, they open their wallets, and they spend money just to help those people in need.” 

This years legends ride attracted nearly 200 participants. 

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