Black Hills Cruisin’ Custer Cruisin’ in 19th year adies and gentlemen, start your en- gines. Custer Cruisin’ is back and better than ever. Custer’s rally, of- fering lots of vendors, food, entertainment and fun, officially gets under way Aug. 4- 13. S o what is Custer Cruisin’? It’s a rally that welcomes all brands of motorcycles with a laid-back, fam- ily-friendly atmosphere complete with en- tertainment and plenty of shopping for new and upcoming products at its vendor dis- plays as well as with local merchants. T here is something for everyone at Custer Cruisin’! As always, ven- dors are signed up for this year’s event. And the warm welcome and open arms of Cruisin’ merchants and Custer resi- dents make even the most distant tourist feel like they’re right at home. I t is safe to say the number of partici- pants will continue to grow in the fu- ture as more and more motorcycle B enthusiasts take to the open road in the years to come. arricades will be set up to block the roads for the vendors on 6th Street from Washington Street to Mount Rushmore Road, along with the usual section of Mt. Rushmore Road for mo- torcycle parking. A A ctivities include a Veterans’ Ap- preciation Day celebration, street vendors and the Mayor’s Ride. rea attractions in and surrounding Custer include Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Devil’s Tower, Jewel Cave National Monu- ment and Wind Cave National Park. If you’re looking for a great place to get to- gether with other tour/cruiser motorcycle owners, you’ve come to the right place. H ave some fun and enjoy the Black Hills during the week-long rally. The City of Custer and the Custer Cruisin’ motorcycle rally welcome you! August 2017, Page 11 2017 Sturgis Rally PSA The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is drawing many visitors and motorcyclists to our great state. This is Trooper Shann Barrick of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. Every year, motorcyclists are injured or killed in crashes during the Sturgis Rally. Many of these head-on collisions occur because individuals veer into the opposing lane of traffic . Let’s work together to save lives this year. Choose to drive defensively: • Obey the posted speed limit • Slow down when approaching a curve or intersection • Don’t crowd the center line • Don’t ride side-by-side • Don’t drink and ride Trooper Shann Barrick Help protect yourself and your loved ones if a crash should occur. Wear a motorcycle helmet every trip, every time. Working together, we can make your visit to the beautiful Black Hills a safe and enjoyable one.