Nominations for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame are now open and must be submitted by Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The Hall of Fame was established back in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community. After vetting and voting, the Class of 2017 will be honored during the annual Rally on August 10, 2017.
“The Hall of Fame’s mission is to honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle,” explains Executive Director Myrick Robbins.
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There are no restrictions on who may submit nominations. Once the deadline for submissions transpires, all nomination files are reviewed by the Hall of Fame committee made up of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s board of directors, its Executive Director and staff directors.
“The criteria for being inducted into the Hall of Fame is to recognize the men and women who have dedicated much of their lives to improving, promoting and advancing motorcycling,” adds Robbins. “We also have a separate nomination specifically for the Freedom Fighter Award, which recognizes those individuals who have made sacrifices to protect the rights of those who ride. These men and women serve diligently, humbly and quietly so that we may enjoy the liberties that many of us take for granted.”
Nomination forms must be accompanied by credentials explaining why an individual should be considered for induction. Please keep in mind that while their achievements may be outstanding, not everyone knows it. A comprehensive overview of their accomplishments is necessary to make an informed and educated decision. Biographical information, newspaper articles, historical documents, etc. may be submitted.