STURGIS — Approximately 200 bike enthusiast joined in the second night of the Regional Health Mountain bike series on June 12, at Sturgis. Nate Keck, from Spearfish, won with a time of approximately 45 minutes. 

“We wanted to sponsor something healthy, as part of the Regional Health Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, we are all about wellness, health, fitness and enhancing performance and so this is a great event to be part of,” said Mike Latour, vice president of Regional Health. “It is all about being healthy, being outside, and enjoying the hills.”

DJ Brink, Xtreme Dakota Bike, event promoter and organizer siad the series is off to a good start.

“We have registered 290 riders already this series and had over 200 riders last week and near that many this week so we are off to a great start,” Brink said.

Starting the race this week was Lauren Trantham, and her organization, Ride My Road, supports and raises money for sex trafficked victims.  

“I did 10,000 miles across America in eight weeks and photographed and interview 40 individual survivors of sex trafficking raising over $60,000 to support and take a stand against sex trafficking,” Trantham has been doing one day events across America and was excited to be invited to Sturgis.  

She will host an event on Aug. 7, during this year’s Rally, a 150 mile ride, a band, and raffle off an Indian Motorcycle to raise awareness and funds to support victims. 

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