BHSU Jacket Ride set for Tuesday

August 7, 2018

SPEARFISH — Black Hills State University invites motorcyclists and supporters to join the sixth annual BHSU Dennis Kirk Jacket Ride for veterans scholarships Tuesday, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Joy Center on the BHSU Campus. Participants will enjoy a lunch followed by kickstands up at 10 a.m. before departing on premier route in the Black Hills.

Greg Krajewski, veteran resource coordinator at BHSU, said the ride is a way to honor student veterans.

“It is a chance for the community to show support for our student veterans,” Krajewski said. “They have given quite a bit through their service to our country. Any way we can show support to them is great. And what better way to do that as part of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.”

During the ride, bikers will drive through Spearfish Canyon to Lead, Deadwood and before heading down Vanocker Canyon before ending at Scott Peterson Motors in Sturgis. Lunch will be served at the dealership.

Jacket Ride registration is $50 for a single rider and $75 for a rider and passenger. Registration includes lunch, a T-shirt, and door prize entry. All proceeds support scholarships for veteran students at BHSU.

In 2017, four scholarships were awarded to BHSU student veterans thanks to the support of the Jacket Ride participants. Steven Edoff, an accounting senior from Piedmont, S.D.; Daniel Etter, a history senior from Rapid City, S.D.; Hrair Palyan, a general studies senior from Granada Hills, Calif.; and Bryan Vandersloot, a business management senior from Box Elder, S.D., all received scholarships.

For more information or to register, visit BHSU.edu/JacketRide or contact Kanda Guthmiller at (605) 642-6335 or Kanda.Guthmiller@BHSU.edu.

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