First COVID Death Tied to Sturgis Rally Reported

First COVID Death linked to Sturgis Rally Reported

A Minnesota biker who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has died of covid-19 — the first fatality from the virus traced to the 10-day event that drew more than 400,000 to South Dakota. The man was in his 60s, had underlying conditions and was hospitalized in intensive care after returning from the rally, said Kris Ehresmann, infectious-disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health. The case is among at least…

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to Start Friday

80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 2020

A city of about 7,000 in a rural region of western South Dakota is set to host what will likely be one of the largest gatherings the world has seen in months, as hundreds of thousands are expected to show up for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally even with coronavirus cases climbing in the state. The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will go on this year, bringing an expected crowd…

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Sturgis Police Investigating Terror Threat to Rally

Main Street Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2019

The Sturgis Police Department is Investigating a Facebook message they received about a possible list of lone wolves plotting homegrown terror attacks and the rally may be a target. Sturgis Chief of Police Geody Vandewater said they immediately reached out to the FBI. Vandewater said the FBI is trying to track down the original social media post. But it is not an easy process. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find…

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Brake Free Surpasses CrowdFunding Goal

Brake Free Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal for Autonomous Motorcycle Brake Light Helmet

Brake Free, the world’s first autonomous brake light for motorcyclists, has surpassed its $50,000 crowdfunding goal just 15 days into their Indiegogo campaign. Brake Free is a one-of-a-kind high-visibility LED helmet accessory that has commanded attention from both the riding community and the press. “A bright red LED at their eye level that gets even brighter every time you slow down could make the difference between getting to your destination…

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Motorcycle Profiling Bill Quashed by ID Senate

Idaho Quashed Motorcycle Profiling Bill in Senate

Idaho senators quashed a proposal outlawing motorcycling profiling after some argued it would allow motorcycle gang members wearing colors a new way to wiggle out of arrests. The bill, which passed the House unanimously, was defeated in the Senate Wednesday on a 13-22 vote. Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, a former police officer, spoke out forcefully against the bill. “We don’t need this bill – I think that’s a fact,” he…

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Man in CHP Motorcycle Officer Death Caught

CHP Officer Dies in High Speed Chase with Stolen Motorcycle

A man suspected of being the subject of a pursuit that resulted in the death of a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer Wednesday night has been arrested. The CHP announced Thursday night that Alberto Morales Quiroz, 26, was taken into custody at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in connection with the death of Officer Lucas Chellew. Investigators believe that Quiroz was the suspect riding an allegedly stolen motorcycle that the officer was chasing…

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Large Motorcycle Groups Unregulated by Police

Aurora Colorado Stunt Group Ride

If sunday was the ninth annual La Carne Azada motorcycle stunt ride through Aurora, it was a surprise to city police. Some 350 motorcyclists from around the Midwest popped wheelies, performed a variety of other stunts and ran red lights to stay together as they traversed the city’s streets Sunday. Aurora police said organizers did not warn them the ride would be coming through town this year or any other…

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