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Update on Jay Allen's "Sturgis County Line." According to the press release below, taken from his website, he has teamed up with The Target Companies, which is a travel corporation of five companies. Wonder if they are aware of the Bear Butte issue and the continual fight to shut him down! Well.......they are about to find out, if they don't already know!
Time for a writing campaign folks!
Please contact Brian Lash, CEO of Target Companies at the address, phone or email listed below. In your letters, alert them to the issue, background, that Bear Butte is a sacred mountain and that we will continue to battle this issue until the Sturgis County Line and the other bars surrounding Bear Butte are shut down permanently! Please be courteous in your letters, ask them to re-consider partnering and endorsing Jay Allen. Ask them to please consider our Religious Freedom, the right to pray in peace, these types of venues do not belong at a sacred site and do they want to partner with someone whose character is beyond questionable, not to mention deplorable!
To keep updated about the Bear Butte issue and sacred sites, please visit our website at www.protectsacredsites.org or our blog for Bear Butte at http://bearbutte.blogspot.com/ . There is a map on the website of all of the different bars and concert venues surrounding Bear Butte.
We have to continue to keep up the fight! By encouraging this company to reconsider and hopefully they will, we could put another dent in Jay Allen and his pocketbook! Each and every step matters and helps to make a difference!
Thank you everyone for all your help to protect Bear Butte!
In peace & solidarity,
Protect Sacred Sites Indigenous People, One Nation
"Our sacred lands are all that remain keeping us connected to our place on Mother Earth, to our spirituality, our heritage and our lands; what’s left of them. If they take it all away, what will remain except a vague memory of a past so forgotten?"
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The Broken Spoke Saloon and The Target Companies Team Up to create the World's Greatest Biker Campground with the World's Largest Biker Pool!
Sturgis, South Dakota- The legendary Broken Spoke Saloon, the world's largest biker bar, has teamed up with The Target Companies, who have built camps all over the globe. Now, for 2008 the two companies have combined to bring you the best biker party in Sturgis with the convenience of a world class campground featuring all the amenities needed to make your trip memorable and hassle free... not to mention offering you the first dip in the biggest, most fun biker pool in the country!
The Broken Spoke Saloon and the Target Companies are turning the 600-acre Broken Spoke Campground located in Sturgis, SD off of HWY 79, into the best place to camp in 2008 and beyond. The all-new biker pool will be the home of daily bikini contests, feature swim up bars, decks, live music and killer food. Swim or sun at the Broken Spoke... it's your call. The Broken Spoke campground offers the most hassle free experience in the state with 500 over-sized, 50amp RV spots, a general store with everything you need to make your trip a breeze (including swimwear in case you forget), top quality, hot showers staffed to ensure cleanliness and comfort, great food, walk in humidor, and free shuttle service to the downtown Broken Spoke location on Lazelle Street - all of which ultimately delivers the best party in Sturgis.
The campground is taking reservations now and will operate from August 1 - 10, 2008. Special early reservations apply... only $99/person until June 15th. Book now at www.brokenspokecampground.com or call us at 1-888-284-8280 to receive the early booking discount , plus the first 2000 reservations receive a FREE commemorative pin!
"Coming to Sturgis over 20 years ago, my dream was to do exactly this. Offer my friends a ride through bar, a swim in my pool, cold beer and the ability to hang out with the hottest ladies in Sturgis. The all new Broken Spoke Campground is my dream; only now it is finally here. This will be the Sturgis of your life, come stay with us and find out what else we have up our sleeve" said Jay Allen, owner of the Broken Spoke Saloons.
"Since 1998 when we built Harley-Davidson's first campground, Riders Ranch, in Milwaukee we have been looking for something like the Broken Spoke property to enable us to continue doing what we love- creating a permanent campground for bikers with the greatest amenities available, including green choices making your stay one that doesn't leave a negative impact on the area. Jay had the ultimate vision for the campground, and the Target Companies job is to bring the vision to life while providing campers the ultimate camping experience. Our experience doing this at the 95th and 100th Anniversaries for Harley-Davidson were dry runs for what we are about to do in Sturgis" explained Target Companies' CEO Brian Lash.
The original Broken Spoke Saloon has a permanent bar and restaurant in downtown Sturgis, SD and additional locations nationally in Daytona, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC and Laconia, NH.
The Boston based Target Companies, including Target Logistics, Target Sport Adventures, iTravel Solutions, Air Planning and Target Travel were founded in 1978 and have managed complete housing and travel programs for the 95th and 100th Harley-Davidson anniversaries, Woodstock '94 & '99, eight Olympic games, four Super Bowls, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Langerado and Vegoose music festivals and has designed, built and operated temporary living complexes in Iraq, Athens, Greece, Milwaukee, New Orleans and Arizona.
For more information on either company, please visit their websites at: