Friday, April 16, 2010

SD State Capital Centenial MC Show & Observation Run - June 19th

April 14, 2010

TO: All South Dakota motorcycle dealers, custom shops, clubs, and enthusiasts

RE: The Capitol Centennial Celebration Bike Show and Observation Run

South Dakota’s most recognized building is turning 100 and Governor Mike Rounds invites you to join in the celebration! Bring the family to the Capitol Centennial Celebration, Saturday, June 19, 2010 on the grounds of the State Capitol to enjoy a day of festivities honoring a revered South Dakota landmark.

Two special events will be held for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts during the Centennial Celebration. The first is a motorcycle show to be held in the Capitol parking lot. Motorcycle owners are invited to display their bikes at the Capitol and enter them in the “people’s choice” award show. The show will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the show winner will be announced later that afternoon at Petersen Motors.

At 2:00 p.m., an observation run is planned that gives riders a chance to visit a number of historic sites in the immediate Pierre area. The run begins at the Capitol and ends at Petersen Motors Harley-Davidson at 4:00 p.m. All correct observation run sheets will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize donated by Petersen Motors Harley-Davidson. The “Peoples’ Choice” bike show winner will also be announced at 4:00 p.m. Participants are also encouraged to check out the 2010 Oahe Days Festival which is taking place at Steamboat Park. The festival features a variety of booths, art, food, and live music.

You can also enjoy a variety of activities including historical tours and seminars, a re-enactment of the dedication of the Capitol, a free beef and pork picnic lunch, an antique vehicle show, a Capitol-themed art show featuring South Dakota artists, kite festival, hot air balloons, fire truck and horse-drawn carriage rides, and kids’ fishing on Capitol Lake.

More information on the Capitol Centennial Celebration event is available on-line at A complete list of events for Oahe Days can be found at For bike show or observation run questions, please call 605-773-3688 or by email to

Governor Rounds and our committee would greatly appreciate your help to get the word out about these special events by including this letter and poster in your dealer or club newsletter. Please print out a copy of the poster to display in your store, shop or clubhouse. Thanks for your help in disseminating this information. We’ll see you June 19, 2010 in Pierre for the Capitol Centennial Celebration at the State Capitol Building and grounds!

The Capitol Centennial Celebration Committee

Link to flyer (click here)

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