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Sturgis To Host Mayor's Poker Run

STURGIS - If you fancy yourself a poker shark, then we’ve got a challenge for you.

The first Mayor’s Black Hills Poker Run, held in conjunction with the City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, will take participants to locations throughout the Black Hills and even into Wyoming for a chance to win a VIP package for the 2024 Rally.

Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen invites rallygoers to experience the beautiful Black Hills. This adventure begins and ends at Rally Headquarters, 1019 Main St., Sturgis.

Registration for the poker run opens at noon on Friday, Aug. 5, and completed passports must be turned in by noon on Saturday, Aug. 12. Once you have registered for the run and have your passport in hand, you can venture out to the participating sponsors.

Get the sponsor’s stamp at each of the five locations. Then, bring the passport back to Rally Headquarters, 1019 Main St., Sturgis, to draw your poker hand and be entered into a drawing to win a VIP package for the 2024 City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The first 1,000 participants will get an Exclusive 2023 City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Challenge Coin. The top VIP package includes a 3-night hotel stay at the Baymont Inn, Sturgis, two passes to the VIP Hospitality Center for two meals a day for four days, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum passes, Main Street photo, passes for either the Mayor’s Ride or Ride with a Local, two official Rally T-shirts and two VIP balcony passes.

This year’s participating sponsors include:

  • Hitching Post Tap House, 519 State St., Belle Fourche, SD
  • Uncle Louie's Diner, 203 E Cleveland St., Sundance, WY
  • Sanford Lab Visitor Center, 160 W Main  St., Lead, SD
  • Prairie Berry Winery, 23837 US Hwy 385, Hill City, SD
  • Tin City Saloon, 240 Main St., Hill City, SD