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Rally & Ride for a Cure

Kick off your summer at this celebration to support local kids fighting cancer

After a never-ending winter, it’s time to think about summer. One way to enjoy warmer weather is at the Bellator Titans Motorcycle Club’s annual Rally & Ride for a Cure May 18 to 19.

From kids to longtime bikers, everyone will find something to enjoy between the two days of activities. Best of all, the event’s proceeds support childhood cancer research and Camp Bring It On!, a very special camp for kids with cancer.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Ride for a Cure – May 18

The two-day celebration starts with a poker run on Saturday, May 18. Register between 10 a.m. and noon at J&L Harley Davidson in Sioux Falls.

While you’re at J&L, buy your raffle tickets, enjoy breakfast served between 9 and 11 a.m., eat lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and test ride a new motorcycle between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The poker run begins at noon and ends at Critters Lounge on Main Street in Crooks, S.D., with an after party.

After 5:30 p.m., everyone is welcome to join the fun. You could win great prizes in another raffle, 50/50 drawings and live auction. You can also browse a variety of vendor booths.

Rally for a Cure – May 19

On Sunday, the whole family is invited to Rally for a Cure, a community festival on Main Street in Crooks. Activities start at noon.

Check out this massive list of events:

  • Bike show
  • Car show
  • Vendor fair, featuring food, crafts, biker gear and more
  • Kids Zone, with games, crafts and more
  • Stop cancer car bash
  • Loud pipe competition
  • Dunk tank
  • Raffles, with a wide range of prizes

New this year

Catch The Brandon Jones Band in a special concert on May 4 at Big J’s Roadhouse in Humboldt, S.D., starting at 7 p.m. The cover band based out of Rapid City will have you dancing all night long.

The group plays country and rock songs you’ve heard on the radio with a few of their own original tracks. They’ll also play some fun cover songs you wouldn’t expect from the big bearded lead singer.

Donations will be accepted at the door for admission. Let’s rock!

Can’t make it? Buy a raffle ticket

No matter where you live, you can get in on the action by buying raffle tickets. Only 1,000 will be sold. The winner will get to choose one of these 2019 vehicles:

  • Harley-Davidson Street Glide
  • Can-Am Defender DPS
  • Can-Am Defender XT
  • Harley Davidson Road Glide

Purchase one ticket for $100 or two tickets for $150 at J&L Harley Davidson in Sioux Falls.

The drawing is May 19 at Critters in Crooks, S.D., during Ride for a Cure. Need not be present to win.

What this event is all about

In 2011, Bryon Farmer, president and co-founder of the Bellator Titans MC, wanted to change the public’s perception of motorcycle clubs and what it means to be in one. He imagined a brotherhood of fellow motorcycle enthusiasts focused on giving back while having fun.

Today, Rally & Ride for a Cure has grown into a two-day rally and a chance for the community to meet motorcyclists in person.

Best of all, the event’s proceeds support childhood cancer research, a special camp just for kids with cancer called Camp Bring It On! and other unique programs for these families through Cure Kids Cancer at Sanford Children’s.

For more information about the event and how you can be a part of it, follow the Rally & Ride for a Cure Facebook page.