A British Columbia promoter hopes to set up a rally in 2011 that he’d
call "Sturgis North."
Ray Sasserville, who talked with the municipal council of
Salmon Arm, B.C., this week,
figures he can get thousands of riders into the central British Columbia town
next summer. He said the annual Sturgis rally in South Dakota attracts a million bikers.
He’s telling the B.C. town that people who go to Sturgis are middle-aged, decently behaved, and like to spend money.
He said he’s already booked the town’s fairgrounds for next
July 10 – 20, but the Salmon Arm Fall Fair Society’s chairman says he hasn’t:
"There’s been no commitments. They haven’t contacted us yet at all," he told
the Salmon Arm Observer newspaper.
Sasserville, however, insists that this will happen, and he
says the crime rate will be lower at his event than has been
found at the Merritt Mountain MusicFest near Merritt, B.C.
Some Salmon Arm municipal officials are not thrilled about
the prospect of outlaw bikers showing up, but Sasserville says a prohibition
against club colours would take care of that.