With less than three weeks until the 2022 Sturgis rally, organizers of the sixth annual Sturgis Good Ride, which benefits veterans, military, and military families, have announced tickets are still available for the August 7 ride.
Good Ride is a 501(c)(3) charity started by Carey Hart, freestyle motocross rider turned custom builder and hooligan racer. The organization works in conjunction with Infinite Hero, which gives back 100% of its proceeds to “combat the most difficult front line issues – mental and physical – facing military heroes and their families.”
The Good Ride website states: “It really isn’t about what we do, it’s who we do it for.”
At last year’s Sturgis Good Ride, more than 170 riders took part, and Hart and his Good Ride sidekick, rapper Big B, presented a Chief Bobber as a gift from Indian Motorcycle to veteran Katie Harrington.
The Sturgis ride isn’t the only event held by Good Ride. They also host rides in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Hart said he and Big B started the Good Ride at Sturgis in 2016.
“We’ve always wanted to do something charitable,” he said at Sturgis 2021. “We come to these rallies, we’re here for a week, so we figured selflessly we’d give up one of our days to put together an organized ride and raise money for vets.”
Tickets to the 2022 Sturgis Good Ride on Sunday, August 7, are available online for $75 per rider or $95 for a rider and passenger. Hart is also encouraging interested participants to donate a ride to a veteran.
“These donations have a huge impact on the lives of our veterans,” he said in an email announcing that tickets are still available for the 2022 event. “They allow us to not only provide financial support and funding for veteran programs but also get our veterans on the road with us and allow them to have a fun day in great company.”
With each donated ride, donors receive a free “I donated a ride” Good Ride hat.
Sign-in for this year’s event starts Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at Indian Motorcycles Sturgis, and kickstands go up at 10:30 a.m. The ride is a 100-mile route that heads east on Highway 14 toward Deadwood before heading onto the twisty and beautiful Spearfish Canyon. The event typically includes a law-enforcement escort with local police, sheriffs, and state troopers at every intersection to keep the group rolling.
More information is available on the Good Ride website.