About the BHSU Jacket Ride
The Jacket Ride is a motorcycle ride though the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota that takes place during the Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The ride is hosted by Black Hills State University and the proceeds benefit student veterans.
The 2017 Jacket Ride will be held Monday, August 7 with registration beginning at 10 a.m. We will have lunch at 11 a.m. and kickstands up at 12 p.m.
The Jacket Ride will start for the Joy Center on the BHSU campus.
The 2015 Jacket Ride was the very first such ride I’ve participated in. The ride was well coordinated, a nice and scenic route and I met several great people. It’s a wonderful event for a great cause.
Last year was my first Veterans Jacket ride and for me it was a special one because as a Veteran that served in the Army for 25 years I got to see many people truly support a program that helps Veterans. I have seen many rides that people do such as “poker runs” but for me the cause behind the ride is what makes it special. I am looking forward to this year’s ride not only because it is during the work week, smile, but because of what the ride represents.
This is a highlight of the summer. The rides have been well organized and take us through some of the most beautiful parts of the Black Hills.
Past event photos
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