The Spirit of Sturgis

Aug 10, 2017

Brittney Olsen of Aberdeen, South Dakota, helps organize The Spirit Of Sturgis
Credit Chynna Lockett / SDPB

This year was host to the second annual Spirit of Sturgis Antique Motorcycle Race. It’s held in the Historic Sturgis Half-Mile racetrack at the Meade County Fairgrounds. Ten classic bikes from the 1920’s to the 70’s ripped around the dirt track… Some of the bikes don’t even have breaks!

Brittney Olsen is from Aberdeen, South Dakota. She helps organize, and even races in, this event, which summons the ghost of Sturgis Rally past… to the present.

SDPB’s Lee Strubinger takes us to this classic race in a loud audio postcard full of speed demons and gear head searching for that edge where the biker rally first began.

Voices: Brittany Olsen of Aberdeen, South Dakota. James Wall of Englewood, Colorado. Billie Smith of Norton, Kansas.