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Our intrepid team has returned from Sturgis, and the tour was a resounding success by all accounts.
The experience was especially enjoyed by our European guests, who will likely return in the future for some repeat performances.
Stefan Herzog, CEO Sportscheck & Detlev Maass, Vice President, Sportscheck

Stefan and Detlev are aggressive and competent motorcyclists, and always push the pace on the mountain passes. A first trip to Sturgis for both riders, it probably won’t be their last.

They enthusiastically embraced the trip’s theme, “Today we Ride.”

These final two photos were taken on the second to last day in Steamboat – all of the guys got to attend the Rodeo that we were following for eight days.  They finally caught it!

Signing off for now from Motorcycle Land…

Josef Laggner, one of our guests on the Sturgis Trip, is a restauranteur in Berlin, Hamburg Bonn, and Austria. He wanted to join us on the tour because – as he explained it – “Once-in-a-lifetime you have to be in Sturgis.” His favorite part so far? “All of it!”

We like many things about Josef, and his authentic motorcycle riding apparel is no exception.

It’s no secret that our CEO, Tom McGann, is a huge motorcycle enthusiast. So it came as no surprise when he told us that he was going to fire up the Land Yacht and lead a group of friends from Spyder HQ in Boulder up to Sturgis, SD for the 72nd annual rally.

Over the past few days, the group has made their way north out of Colorado, through Wyoming, and into South Dakota. Below are some of the images from the road.

Preparing to depart Spyder HQ in Boulder, CO

Gearing up at Eagle Rider in Denver, CO

First night stop in Lusk, WY with the Land Yacht running support for the group. Next stop: Deadwood. Antelope and open road await.

South Dakota border. Hermann Kapferer and Gotthard Haider have known each other since they were six years old (they both grew up in Austria). “Gottie” is a crazy artist who specializes in making nativity sets. Hermann – aside from being a ‘bad to the bone’ Harley rider – holds down a day job at Burton Snowboards’ European GM. Hermann surprised Gottie with this trip for his 60th birthday.

Stay tuned for an update from the rally itself…

Later this week, an intrepid, international group – led by Spyder CEO Tom McGann – will embark on a cross-country, two-wheeled trek to the Mecca of Motorcycles (a.k.a. Sturgis, SD).

They’ll be updating us along the way with stories and photos from their adventure, so stay tuned.

Oh, and if you’re on the wide open road between Colorado and South Dakota, keep an eye out for the Spyder Land Yacht and a bunch of beautiful bikes (hat tip to Thunder Mountain Harley Davidson in Ft. Collins, CO!).

Tom will be riding this beauty, no doubt.