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Bowie man looks to expand historically black motorcycle club

Sep. 15, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — As a chapter president in one of the nation's oldest African American motorcycle clubs, Rodney "Rhodes" Yancey covers a lot of road. It's called the State Burner's Motorcycle Club — as in burning rubber in multiple states. The club was founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, and has...

Traverse City-crafted motorcycle delights South Dakota crowd

Sep. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A motorcycle crafted by Traverse City's Brandon Keene drew attention in August both at Sturgis, South Dakota, and at a motorcycling rodeo in Fowlerville, Michigan, where it won the People's Choice award. The first question some people ask when they see one of his low-slung bikes...

Retired Utah war dogs continue to save and heal lives

Sep. 6, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rep. Chris Stewart's town hall meeting was rowdy. Some shouted. Some cried. People argued about gun control and President Donald Trump. Stewart even threatened to leave unless people were more civil. But one thing managed to bring a moment of peace and unity. Stewart introduced a pair...

Motorcyclist dies after riding into cable; family sues

Aug. 29, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — The family of an Oregon man who died after he rode his motorcycle into a steel cable strung across a road has filed a $2.3 million lawsuit against the owners of an Albany area farm. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit, filed by the family of Russel Davidson II, faults the farm...

North Dakota couple dies of CO poisoning during cycle rally

Aug. 14, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A man and a woman from North Dakota have died of carbon monoxide poisoning while camping during the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin identifies the pair as 55-year-old Daniel Baker of Arnegard, North Dakota, and 58-year-old Donna Cuccia of...

Sturgis vehicle traffic down slightly in 2019

Aug. 13, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Traffic for the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally was down slightly this year. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says just under 500,000 vehicles entered Sturgis during the 10-day rally that ended Sunday. That's down 1% from the 2018 tally of more than 505,000 vehicles....

Vermont Toy Run draws more than 300 riders

Aug. 11, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — More than 300 motorcycle riders have taken part in the 33rd annual Toy Run this weekend in Vermont. The event, organized by United Motorcyclists of Vermont, is aimed to collecting toys to be donated to children in nine Shriners Hospitals. The Times Argus reports that a total of 344...

Sturgis attendance likely seeing small uptick in attendance

Aug. 11, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Western South Dakota's famed motorcycle rally in Sturgis is likely seeing a small uptick in attendance this year. This year's 10-day motorcycle rally wrapped up Sunday. The rally has been held annually for the past 79 years. Figures released by the South Dakota Department of Public...

Ukraine protests Putin's trip to motorcycle show in Crimea

Aug. 11, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's Foreign Ministry has protested Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Crimea, where he attended a pro-Kremlin motorcycle club's annual festival. The Foreign Ministry on Sunday called Putin's trip "a crude violation by the Russian side of state sovereignty and the territorial...

Regional Health will handle hundreds of Sturgis rally cases

Aug. 7, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — It's all hands on deck for Regional Health hospitals, clinics and urgent care facilities throughout the Black Hills during the Sturgis motorcycle rally. The Rapid City-based health care system treated 610 people at its five hospitals related to the Sturgis rally last year. General...