City of Sturgis unveil bike being auctioned in Las Vegas later this month

STURGIS, S.D.(KBHB) – The City of Sturgis along with Laura Klock unveiled a customized 2018 Harley-Davidson Road Glide in Sturgis Tuesday.

The bike will be auctioned at Mecum auctions in Las Vegas on Jan. 28, with proceeds going to Klock’s ‘Helping with Horsepower Bike Rebuild Program’ and the Sturgis Rally Endowment Fund to ensure that the Rally tradition of charitable giving endures for the benefit of future Sturgis residents.

Sturgis Mayor Mark Cartsensen.

Working with Helping with Horsepower and the City of Sturgis, second-year Power Sports Technology students from Mitchell Technical College customized the bike into “a performance, almost-race bagger with a touch of elegance,” according to Chris Degen, director of Mitchell Tech’s program. The finished bike features the City of Sturgis logo and the number 83, to commemorate the Rally’s 83rd year, set into ’80s-style racing stripes.

Klock said the finished product is amazing.

The city of Sturgis has sweetened the deal by including a VIP package for the 2023 City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the winning bidder at the Mecum Auction.