December 1, 2016 — The Ride to the 75th was designed to be a once in a lifetime ride to Sturgis that would raise money for children’s charities while having a lot of fun along the way. Fifty-plus riders went on the inaugural ride and over $80,000 was raised for charity. It was then decided to Ride to the 76th, and this time around 42 riders once again raised over $80,000 for Youth and Family Services of the Black Hills, Bikers Against Bullies USA and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Black Hills.
With more than $160,000 raised in the first two years, it was an easy decision to Ride to the 77th. With eight months before the Ride to the 77th, there are already over 50 riders signed up and the goal for this year’s ride is to raise over $100,000 for Children’s Charities!
The Ride to the 77th will start in Southern California and head up the coast to Portland, Oregon, follow along the Columbia River to Spokane, Washington, ride through the mountains to Missoula, Montana, head over the flatlands to Billings, Montana, and end up in the Black Hills.
Len Edmondson of Azzkikr Custom Baggers is building a new bike to compete against James Patience of Ground Zero Customs. Curly’s Custom Cycles has vowed to build a new Bagger for the ride, as has Kory Souza. Some of the builders and motorcycle-related companies have already confirmed include Jayzi Horton of Bag it Drag it Customs, Boomtown Bikewerks, TOL Designs, NAMZ CCP, Badlands, Carl Brouhard Designs, Psycho Bros Hardcore Customs, Throttle For a Cure, Mad Wheels, Binford Custom Cycles and the list keeps growing.
You don’t have to be in the motorcycle industry to take part, the ride is open to anybody that wants to make a difference. To donate or join this historic ride you can log on to https://www.firstgiving.com/bikersagainstbulliesUSA/ride-to-the-77th or you can find out more information on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theridetothe77th/?fref=ts