HILL CITY, S.D. — The Sturgis Chapter of the Soldiers for Jesus Christ Motorcycle Club held its first annual Biker Blessing at the Little White Church in Hill City.
The occasion began with signup and registration, then converted to a sermon — ending with the bikers going for a experience to Mount Rushmore.
After the experience, roughly 40 bikers sat down for a meal at the church, offered by native companies like Krull’s Market and extra.
Scooter Prosneski, the organizer, began the Biker Blessing after already having run the occasion in California for 15 years at his church there.
“We’re simply Christian motorbike guys, you already know, telling individuals about Jesus,” Prosneski stated. “So like I stated, it type of received placed on me and requested, ‘hey, let’s do the Biker Blessing. You’ve completed it earlier than, you’ve received the expertise within the bag,’ so right here we’re.”
Speaking of neighborhood help, throughout their experience to Mount Rushmore, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office blocked off parts of the highway all the best way as much as the monument.
While Prosneski says he’s very grateful for the turnout for the primary Biker Blessing, he’s excited for what the longer term will maintain.
“Look for it subsequent 12 months,” he stated. “I’d like to simply assume they’re simply gonna get larger and greater. I received’t say higher higher. Sometimes it may get higher, however I prefer to assume simply because the climate adjustments — hopefully within the subsequent couple years — it’s gonna get larger and greater and greater and extra individuals now they’re gonna say, oh I didn’t hear about it this 12 months. Then they’ll come subsequent 12 months.”
Prosneski says subsequent 12 months’s Biker Blessing can be held on the third week of May.