Originally posted by Buck Lovell on Sunday, 22 January 2012 in Buck Lovell's - American Biker Blog
HELLS ANGELS CONVENTION IN SPEARFISH 2012
The famous or infamous, depending upon your point of view, Hells Angels Motorcycle Club will hold their annual convention in the tiny Mayberry town of Spearfish South Dakota July 25th through July 29th.Spearfish is the place kids can fish for trout in the creek that runs through the center of town. I doubt if club member will be doing much fishing. This time frame has them in town just prior to the annual Sturgis motorcycle Rally. Its no coincidence, the Sturgis Rally is required attendance for many Hell Angels Motorcycle Club Chapters. The convention is in fact the annual Hells Angels USA Run which will see 500-600 club members in attendance, as well as associates and hangarounds. Don't panic yet…the Hells Angels are good tippers, and will be eating at local restaurants, and staying at local hotels and motels. Hells Angels are not afraid to spend their hard earned cash on good food or beverage! The Bum Steer on 5th, the Chop House, and other local bars and eateries should have a landslide of meat eating bikers.
Of course local law enforcement agencies have perked up a bit including the Spearfish Police department. The South Dakota Highway Patrol and the Lawrence County Sheriffs Department, among others. They are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, which is the duty of any law enforcement entity. The exact location of the convention has not been identified, I will keep you posted.