Okoboji Indian Motorcycle’s “Ride To Sturgis”
Okoboji Indian Motorcycle located at 4105 Hwy 71 S in Spirit Lake is having a “Ride to Sturgis” event to promote Indian Motorcycles and the Lakes Area on August 4th from 9AM to 6PM. Tony Petersen of Okoboji Indian Motorcycle explains the event: “We wanted to do something to promote the fact that Indian Motorcycles are built right here in Spirit Lake. What a perfect way to springboard off of one of the biggest biker events in the country – Sturgis. The lakes area has a lot to offer bikers between the Indian Motorcycle factory, the natural tourism of the area and (for the most part) we are right on the way to Sturgis, SD.”
Okoboji Indian Motorcycle is collaborating with the Barn Of Okoboji to make this a full day of fun and entertainment. Tony elaborated on this collaboration: “The Barn and us working together is a perfect mix to host an event like this. They are right in our backyard and we have the motorcycles and factory connection and the Barn has the entertainment space and facility to make it a true Bikes, Beer and Band event. The event and band are open to the public.”
The event starts at 9AM and goes unit 6PM at Okoboji Indian Motorcycle then moves up the hill to the Barn for the band at 6PM. Throughout the day they will have Jack Daniels factory representatives there like “The Barrel Man” and Jack Daniels bottle engraving. There will also be food trucks, great prize drawings, fun, games, “Ride Around Boji” (a modified poker run), event t-shirts, camaraderie and much more. At 6:00 pm The Okoboji Barn location will have live music featuring the band Farm Rock! The Barn will open their doors at 1PM.
Jack Daniels “The Barrel Man” coming to Spirit Lake
World famous Kevin Sanders aka “The Barrel Man” will be in Spirit Lake on Aug 4th. He will be signing autographs and available to chat about whiskey and barrel making. Kevin has been around the barrel industry for close to 26 years. He has extensive knowledge in how and why Jack Daniels uses specific wood types and a specific barrel design. He is also passionate about reverse-engineering the used barrels to turn them into souvenirs. If you’re interested in meeting The Barrel Man please visit Okoboji Indian Motorcycle on Wednesday, August 4th.
What is the occasion bringing the Barrel Man to town? Okoboji Indian Motorcycle and the Barn of Okoboji are kicking off a “Ride to Sturgis” event that day. Both locations are right at 4105 Hwy 71 South in Spirit Lake, Iowa. With Spirit Lake being the home of Indian Motorcycle, the dealership believes this type of event is needed for the area. All motorcycle and non-riding enthusiasts are invited to attend.
Throughout the day they will have a food truck, great prize drawings, fun, games, “Ride Around Boji” (a modified poker run), event t-shirts, camaraderie and much more. At 6:00 pm The Okoboji Barn location will have Live Music featuring the band Farm Rock! The Barn will also have food and cold beverages..
Jack Daniels Bottle Engraving
Jack Daniels is having a first for the Lakes Area – they are bringing the Jack Daniels Bottle Engraver to Okoboji Indian Motorcycle on Aug 4th. Jack Daniels has a traveling engraver that customizes Jack Daniels bottles with one-of-a-kind engravings. Jack Daniels is partnering with Okoboji Indian Motorcycle, the local dealership located at 4105 Hwy 71 South in Spirit Lake, to offer a “Ride To Sturgis” commemorative engraved bottles.
Okoboji Indian Motorcycle and the Barn of Okoboji are kicking off a “Ride to Sturgis” event that day. We reached out to Tony Petersen, General Manager of Okoboji Indian Motorcycle, to get more details on Jack Daniels coming to Spirit Lake. Tony explained “with Spirit Lake being the home of Indian Motorcycle, we wanted to host an event to promote Indian Motorcycle and the benefit it has to our area as they are built right here in our home town”. He continued, “so not only are we hosting a Ride to Sturgis event as a kick off to one of the most famous biker events in the world, we also wanted to bring in unique opportunities to the area, like the Jack Daniels engravers and “the Barrel Man” for all motorcycle enthusiasts”. “Our hope is to make this an annual event in the Lakes Area thus bringing in more economic tourism and promoting Indian Motorcycles.”
Okoboji Indian Motorcycle’s “Ride to Sturgis” is an open to the public event to all motorcycle and nonriding enthusiasts alike. Jack Daniels is making a custom design to commemorate the event.
Throughout the day they will have a food truck, great prize drawings, fun, games, “Ride Around Boji” (a modified poker run), event t-shirts, camaraderie and much more. At 6:00 pm The Okoboji Barn location will have Live Music featuring the band Farm Rock! The Barn will also have food and cold beverages
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