THANK YOU to everyone that participated in the 18th annual Hot Harley Nights last month here in Sioux Falls!

Thanks to your auction bids, registration for casino runs & bike shows, buying raffle tickets for a 2013 Harley Davidson from J&L Harley, and coming down in huge numbers to downtown Sioux Falls, we wrote a check for $165,691.32 to Make A Wish of South Dakota on Wednesday (August 7)

The motorcycle parade included over 4500 bikes and was enjoyed by thousands of spectators leading to an estimated crowd of 35,000 people in downtown Sioux Falls who enjoyed great weather, food and frosty beverages, and music from the Jukebox Zeroes.

In the 18 years of this event, nearly 2-million dollars has been raised for Make A Wish of South Dakota which grants "Wish Trips" to seriously ill children across the state. Make A Wish told us that they are on pace for another record number of Wish requests again this year and that Hot Harley Nights is far and away the largest fund raiser for the charity, drawing calls to their office from across the country, wondering how they pull it off.

Thanks to the generosity of J&L Harley Davidson in Sioux Falls and all the fantastic sponsors and fans of the event, it's a signature event for our city. Thank you again!

Mark your calendars for the 19th annual Hot Harley Nights, July 11-13, 2014.