The owners suggested that if the stage was located to the north of the alley and directed to the west, the sound impact area would be focused on the commercial downtown area. The owners of the Iron Horse requested a special events and open container license across the alley that separates the land for the 2019 rally. Other than the Buffalo Chip, it was the first of the big, open air entertainment spots that fill Sturgis today. The entire Business was then sold some time later to Melissa Penland and several of the locations still carry the famous Red Knucklehead and Broken Spoke Saloon sign. It was easy“, Explore the Whitewood area with our area guide, 600 Whitewood Service Road • Whitewood, South Dakota 57793, Phone: (605) 722-7574 • Fax: (605) 722-0890. Sturgis is the home of the world famous BLACK HILLS Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. They had several Biker Build Offs on properties, historic shows and happenings and most importantly the Iversen design concept from the original location as part Saloon and part Motorcycle Museum was duplicated at the rest. Placing a second stage to the north would necessitate the closing of the alley to the north of the Iron Horse. Many will remember it as the bar you could drive your bike right inside. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Riders from all over the world could park and party with their personal ride in plain view. Both issues will be heard at the council’s next regular meeting March 18. We have an ideal location and what a view. Now, more than ever, the world needs trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. In the 1980’s Gram’s Lumberyard and Hardware store, on the corner of Lazelle and Middle street, was going out of business and came up for sale. Share with Us. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. 1151 North US Highway 1 Ormond Beach, FL 32174 386-235-3172, The Original Broken Spoke Saloon Stands Once More”Dream it… Define it… Plan it… Do it.”. Located on 14 acres with great views of the Black Hills and only 7 miles from Main Street in Sturgis. He said the owners planned to have about half the concerts on a temporary stage to the north of the alley and half would be on the existing permanent stage. After irreconcilable differences between he and partners added during the construction of the Broken Spoke Campground at Sturgis County Line, Jay decided to leave for greener pastures and sell his interest in the company.

The deal went through and in 1994 Jay Allen began to change to face of the motorcycle rally world as it was known. “We went to our room, and everything was new. Being brand new, they are still doing construction on the upper levels. Unfortunately during the winter of 2013 a freak snow storm blew into South Dakota and completely collapsed the building and with it erased the original Broken Spoke Saloon. City council members heard from the police chief, city manager, owners of the Iron Horse Saloon, and citizens before deciding to table the issue as well as combine the license request with a hearing to close an alleyway that runs through Iron Horse property. The crowds agreed to his methodology and attendance numbers grew to the point that everyone wanted to be like the Spoke. “We’ve actually staffed two officers there to help maintain an open access through there and to watch for safety issues because we’ve had some pretty close calls with people there,” VanDewater said. Pioneer photo by Jaci Conrad Pearson. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.. A few passing clouds. The theme of the bar/museum would be vintage motorcycles. For motorcycle historians however, there will be a monument at the spot that launched three decades of the worlds most famous Biker Bar and tells the story of a few men and women with a dream that became and international brand. It was popular year round with the locals as well as being packed with visitors during Bike Week. or anything.

We are an easy drive to the following points of interest and attractions Deadwood, Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Rapid City, Spearfish Canyon, Bear Butte State Park, the Black Hills Passion Play, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Devils Tower (Wyoming), Custer State Park & Needles Highway, and the Badlands National Park. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. 26 reviews of Iron Horse Saloon - Sturgis "This place is way too nice for Sturgis, SD. “During at least the period of the Rally, for public safety, it makes sense that the alleyway be closed.”. Ainslie said the license would allow them to have a temporary stage located on the parcel north of the existing concert venue. Stay up to date with our latest specials. It grew so fast, that what Dave had once seen as a vast, empty building, was now overcrowded, so he purchased two adjacent properties and expanded.

Be Truthful. We are located between the Drag strip & Bear Butte on HWY 79. Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary owners Todd and Jill Weber are moving the end-of-life haven for their 35-horse operation from 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas, Nev., to the slag pile property just outside of Deadwood. COVID-19: 'The Bitter End' for nation's live music venues? We are 4 1/2 Miles from Famed Main Street, across from Rock N the Rally, Buffalochip & Concert Venues, near Full Throttle and Broken Spoke Saloon, yet we … racist or sexually-oriented language. Be Proactive. You have permission to edit this article.

Sturgis Rally Camping at Iron Horse Campground, RV Sites, cabins and tent camping available during the 77th Sturgis Rally. The owners had invested a lot into this motel. It quickly grew in size and popularity. With a desire to get back to his art of crafting and designing vintage bikes and hotrods, Dave decided to sell the Broken Spoke Saloon to a Couple from Bisebee Arizona, Jay and Claudia Allen. Threats of harming another That was more problematic than he’d like so he continued to just use the space during off rally times to fabricate his personal cars and bikes. Councilmember Ron Waterland asked how the Iron Horse alley compared to other alleys in the downtown area during the Rally. Low 56F. With vintage bikes, gas pumps, motorcycle memorabilia and vintage theater seats, it would be different than any other bar in Sturgis at that time. Please support us by subscribing or making a contribution. Sturgis council tables Iron Horse license issues, Congestion of alleyway during Rally listed as concern, Sturgis housing development would add 57 homes, Lead-Deadwood schools conduct crisis drill, Odenbach, Fitzgerald win District 31 rep seats, Voters approve sports betting for Deadwood, Sturgis Brown cross country team met most goals for 2020 season, Digger football team encountered unusual season, Spearfish Lady Spartans soccer has banner year, BF volleyballers fall to Hill City, end regular season, BHSU competes at RMAC cross country championships, Black Hills Pioneer - Lawrence, Butte, Meade counties, On masks, open carry and west bound horses, Showing appreciation for our local building inspector. The council will consider the issues March 18.

It's a good place to start out the evening before hopping to the main street Sturgis dives."

Iron Horse Inn Sturgis Hotel. It will continue to be a beacon for the gypsy travelers that make the motorcycle way of life their own and a spot to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the modern motorcycle rally. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, Todd Irwin gets a free tattoo at the Full Throttle Saloon outside Sturgis.

Group, Inc. “The vehicular traffic does have to move quite slowly down the alley to make sure they aren’t hitting or obstructing any pedestrians. person will not be tolerated. "We've got a lot more infrastructure out here," Ballard said. “I tell people, I’m tough. In 1988, there on that same spot the old lumberyard sat, Dave Iversen opened the soon to be World Famous Broken Spoke Saloon. Sorry, there are no recent results for popular images. Iron Horse Inn is in Whitewood, South Dakota. Congestion in the alleyway has long been an issue at Iron Horse and its predecessor, Easy Riders. that is degrading to another person.

It truly becomes a safety issue,” said City Manager Daniel Ainslie.

Be Nice. From that original spot not only did Jay quickly build a reputation for throwing a hell of a party with a cast of celebrities and the like, he also became the first owner to successfully make a brand like the Broken Spoke mobile. Ainslie said he spoke with the owners regarding not only the safety issue in the alley, but also ongoing issues that the council had heard regarding the volume of noise from the concerts in residential area directly east of the Iron Horse. How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause, After tense night, election mystery remains for media, Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine's kidnapper is sentenced to 24 years, With performers infected, La Scala season premiere canceled, "Toothless Cindy" raps on Colombian buses to make ends meet, Big prime-time ratings for Fox News week before election, Seeking inclusion, Grammys change name of a music category, Spanish court takes over new investigation of ex-king, Drake bests Aretha Franklin, Wonder to set Billboard record, Police release name of woman who died in Deadwood bar, Spearfish Middle School moves to COVID category 2, Weather officials forecast cold, snowy winter, Handguns and rifles stolen from Sturgis Guns, Meade School District weighing options on COVID-19 tests, Monument Health returns to no-visitor policy at hospitals, Voters approve both marijuana ballot measures, Organizations join ‘Mask Up South Dakota’, Noem blames surge in cases on testing as hospitals fill. Sometime in the mid-eighties Dave Iveresn came up with the plan, he would make a destination for bikers from all over the country.

Sturgis is the home of the world famous BLACK HILLS Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Keep it Clean. It would be an “Off Main Street” rally bar with a larger footprint than any other establishment of the time. It was a little daunting at first, moving from a 20×20 both to a huge space, Dave decided to try renting space in his new building to other vendors.

ORMOND BEACH — George Gawenda, 90, said he rides his motorcycle to Ormond Beach’s Iron Horse Saloon every day. Dave had always been an avid collector and it would give him the opportunity to put it all on display… and enough space he could keep on collecting. It outgrew Dave’s ability to manage on his own and left him little time to do what he loved… and dealing with people wasn’t even close. I think this one is a little more congested due to the concerts,” he said. So when the owner … Dave’s degree in art nailed the design of the first Broken Spoke T-shirts and they sold out.

Just beautiful. Your Sturgis Bike Rally Hotel! Iron Horse Inn is in Whitewood, South Dakota. Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie said there has been a significant safety concerns about the traffic in the alley at the Iron Horse Saloon during the Rally.

Layzie Bone, from left, Bizzy Bone and Wish Bone of Bone Thugs n Harmony perform at the Iron Horse Saloon during the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Sturgis…

The food is average, the beer is cold and live entertainment frequents the back room. Ainslie walked the property with the owners to see if there might be a more beneficial orientation of a stage to reduce the amount of sound in residential areas. Abundant sunshine. To read all of today's stories, Click here or call 642-2761 to subscribe to our e-edition or home delivery. STURGIS — The Sturgis City Council Monday tabled a special events liquor license and open container license for the Iron Horse Saloon in Sturgis. Improvements after each yearly rally took all of his energy. Use the 'Report' link on

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Bikers would be able to pull right into the inside courtyard where lumber used to be stored.