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Dakota Thunder Run XXIII

August 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


9:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Registration Open

11:15 AM
Safety Brief

11:50 AM
Mount Up/Start Engines

12:00 PM
Depart SD Air and Space Museum

1:30 PM
Arrive Sturgis

2:00 PM
City of Sturgis Military Appreciation Day Event (HD Rally Point)

3:00 PM
B1 Flyover

Fasten your helmets and hold onto your handlebars, for an irresistible adventure is about to throttle into action! The 23rd Annual Dakota Thunder Run is set to explode onto the scene on August 8, 2023. We are igniting this high-octane spectacle at the famed Air & Space Museum in the heart of Box Elder, South Dakota.

Daybreak ushers in a wave of exhilaration as registration starts at a bright and early at 9:00 am. However, with the popularity of this event, spots may fill up quickly. That is why pre-registration is encouraged to secure your place in this extraordinary experience on two wheels. For a small cost of $20 per rider and a mere $10 for passengers, riders of all skill levels and backgrounds are invited to participate. Sorry NO SLIGNSHOTS, VANDERHALLS, OR SIMILIAR “AUTOCYCLES”

Step into the spotlight with a static B1, a monument of mechanical power and precision. Seize this unique opportunity for a photo that will become a talking point among your rider comrades!

As the clock strikes 12:00, the adventure truly begins. The Dakota Thunder Motorcycle Run blazes a trail through South Dakota’s awe-inspiring landscapes. Experience the exhilaration of cruising through the mystic Nemo, and brace for the rugged majesty of Vanocker Canyon.

This thrilling odyssey culminates in the iconic town of Sturgis, a shining beacon in motorcycle lore. This is more than just a motorcycle run; it is a shared journey, a bond of brotherhood & sisterhood, and an homage to the spirit of freedom. The 23rd Annual Dakota Thunder Run promises to be more than an event – it is the adventure of a lifetime! So, are you ready to roll and roar through the Black Hills?

Run Details

Cost: $20 per rider, $10 per passenger, pay day of event

Length: approx. 54 miles

Start: South Dakota Air and Space Museum, 2890 Davis Dr, Ellsworth AFB, SD 57706

Host: Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club, Chapter 68

More Info: gkmmc68@gmail.com

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