Motorcycle History meets the Ultimate Biker Party!
Jay Allen creator of the Broken Spoke Saloon announces new venture at Sturgis
[STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA - May 7, 2012] Since Jay Allen moved on from his monumental creation, The Broken Spoke Saloon, to spread his wings, his life has taken on a wild ride in the form of a traveling road show.
Jay Allen's Road Show is motorcycle history meets the ultimate biker party. Keeping it real and grass roots in style, Allen is essentially taking his live free, ride hard personality that he infused into the Broken Spoke brand and delivering the experience to customers worldwide on their turf and their playing grounds.
"Keeping the motorcycle tradition alive and entertaining the customer with an exciting, authentic lifestyle experience has always been at the heart of everything I do", explains Allen. "I'm keeping it real times ten and delivering an experience that customers crave. I observe their needs so that I can anticipate their fix."
Jay Allen's Road Show at Sturgis has found the perfect home. Located 3 miles east of Sturgis stands the massive white Thunderdome, a once successful haven for all things custom motorcycles for several years running called Thunder Road. The nearly 40,000 square foot hurricane proof dome is the ultimate haven for an amplified grassroots throwdown.
"Exciting times are in store for the Thunderdome," said owner, Gary Lippold, also former owner of Glencoe Campground. "With Jay's unique brand of showmanship you can expect the greatest bands, hottest girls, coldest beer and the best of times at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally."
Having created the lauded Broken Spoke Saloon from the hallowed tradition of Dave Iverson's old garage nearly twenty-five years ago, Jay Allen is no stranger at starting something with pure passion as capital. "We're like David against a bunch of Goliath-sized venues in Sturgis. With the rally becoming so corporate and commercial it's imperative to keep Sturgis true to the roots like back in the old days of Pappy and Pearl Hoel and the days camping at City Park," said Allen. "We're keeping it real. Everybody getting together, everyone is an equal and having one helluva party based upon our love for the motorcycle."
Keeping it real means keeping the venue free for the customer and offering up deep discounted longnecks, entertaining bartenders, and party bands featuring outlaw country, rockabilly, classic rock and a good dose of anything goes. All bikes '84 and older can ride into the massive dome and throw down a kickstand. "It'll be like an ongoing bike show with bikers riding their piece of history right into the tent," tells Allen.
Other attractions include:
- Michael Lichter & Sugar Bear Ride
- Motorcycle Cowboys rodeo crew
- The Official Miss Sturgis contest with cash prizes
- Hottest Sturgis Bartender Championship inviting body painted bartenders from all over the Black Hills to compete
- Matt Olsen's Old Iron Putt ('84 and older, photographed by Mike Lichter)
- Tattoo Show and Expo featuring over 100 tattoo artists
- Jay Allen's Builder Invitational showcasing builds from humble garages to independents to industry giants
- Baker Smoke Down Show Down
- S&S Cycle Circle of Honor Tribute to the Troops
- Cultural food experience featuring several distinct cuisines
- The Rolling Thunder 25th Tribute Bikes, and much more to be announced.
The Jay Allen Road Show is located at the Thunderdome just 3 miles east of Sturgis on Highway 34. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is August 6th - 12th. Website and Facebook to be announced. Visit www.officialjayallen.com for more info.
About Jay Allen Productions: Jay Allen is the creator of the World's Biggest Biker Bar: The Broken Spoke Saloon and the Campground at Sturgis County Line. Jay is also emcee and a consultant for The Lone Star Rally, in Galveston, TX, and an emcee for Ohio Bike Week and Arizona Bike Week and Boot Hill Saloon in Daytona. A Land Speed Record holder on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Jay is an avid collector of motorcycles and has appeared on countless television programs, documentaries and DVDs about the motorcycle culture. He is the founder of Jay Allen Productions, a rally production company that includes multi-media film projects and Jay Allen's Road Show, a traveling interactive motorcycle experience. An innovator in the motorcycle industry, he is sponsored by S&S Cycle, Baker Drivetrain and ONEsource Nutrition. www.officialjayallen.com