First annual Chief’s Ride departs from Sturgis Wednesday morning

Gary MatthewsAugust 3, 2022Local
photo by Gary MatthewsFirst annual Chief's Ride departs from Sturgis Wednesday morning

STURGIS, S.D. – A new event has helped kick off the 82nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The first annual Sturgis Police Chief’s Ride left the Sturgis Community Center Wednesday morning for a breathtaking ride through the Black Hills.

Chief Geody VanDewater says the ride will benefit some of his favorite non-profit groups.

The 25 riders met behind the Sturgis Community Center before heading out for the ride, which began at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Among the attendees were various law enforcement officers from around the country in town to participate in this year’s rally.