Sturgis hosting national gathering of scooter enthusiasts
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The mecca for motorcycles is playing host to motor scooter enthusiasts this week.
The Black Hills Pioneer reports Sturgis is hosting the Cushman Club of America National Meet.
Cushman Motor Works in 1901 started manufacturing small motors for farm equipment and boats. It added motor scooters to its product line in 1936.
The Cushman Club of America has about 3,200 members. About 500 are expected to attend this week’s gathering in Sturgis, which began Sunday and runs through Thursday. The group last gathered in Sturgis in 2010.
Sturgis is better known for hosting an annual motorcycle rally that draws hundreds of thousands of people from around the world.
Information from: Black Hills Pioneer, http://www.bhpioneer.com