posted on February 18, 2008 01:32
BUFFALO CHIP CAMPGROUND – The first annual Legends Ride will take place Thursday, August 7th, 2008 during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The ride, which is co-produced by The Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground and The City of Deadwood, will benefit Kids and Chrome Foundation, which in turn benefits the Children’s Home Society and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be involved with the Legendary Buffalo Chip producing this great event,” said Deadwood Chamber Director George Milos. “The legends Ride will be a great Sturgis Rally experience for any participant and give all of us a chance to support the Kids and Chrome foundation.”
“The Chip has always had a great legacy of supporting worth while charities,” said Buffalo Chip owner Rod Woodruff. “With stars from film, television, music, motorcycling and premium cigars, this years Legends Ride will be a thrill for Sturgis Rally goers.”
A minimum contribution of $150 for participants may be made online at www.legendsride.com or for $200 the day of the event. One hundred percent of all contributions go to the Kids and Chrome Foundation and the entire contribution is tax deductible.
Participants will receive a souvenir gift pack, which includes an event T-shirt and other sponsor items, plus food, drinks and admission to a VIP party followed by concerts featuring country stars Sugarland and rock and roll hall of famers ZZ Top at the Legendary Buffalo Chip.
Riders will begin the 50-mile ride after enjoying a variety of entertainment and activities at the Silverado-Franklin Gaming Complex and the Deadwood Tobacco Company and proceed through Vanocker Canyon and Sturgis to the Legendary Buffalo Chip.
Kids and Chrome, now in its fourth year, continues its tradition of raising funds for the Children’s Home Society and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame.
Children’s Home Society provides a home, school and therapy for children, primarily ages 4 to 13, with emotional and behavioral problems. The majority of the children have had a history of abuse and neglect. Foster care, adoption services and emergency shelter services and consulting for woman and children who are victims of domestic abuse are also provided.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum is a world-class museum offering comprehensive and educational exhibits, plus rare and unusual motorcycles significant to both the history and sport of motorcycling.
Among the celebrities scheduled to participate are Easyrides magazine editor Dave Nichols, industry icons Arlen Ness and Roger Bourget, Rupert Boneham, from the TV show “Survivor” and Dee Snider of twisted Sister and the hit CMT reality TV show Gone Country, and actor, director and composer David Keith, best known for his role as Sid Worley in An Officer and a Gentleman.