2016 Pappy Hoel Ride Sturgis

2016 Hoel Ride

J.C. “Pappy” Hoel hosted a dirt track race called the "Black Hills Classic" and consisted of a single race with nine participants and a small audience. set a course in Sturgis history. Today, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has evolved into South Dakota’s largest tourism event and the world’s largest motorcycle rally. 

He purchased an Indian Motorcycle franchise in Sturgis in 1936 and formed the "Jackpine Gypsies" that same year. Hoel was inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame the following year, in 1998. Click here to register!


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