Hall of Fame

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame pays homage to the remarkable individuals who have made enduring contributions to the motorcycle community.

With gratitude and respect, we celebrate these visionary pioneers, showcasing their extraordinary accomplishments and unwavering passion.

Their legacies inspire generations to embrace the spirit of camaraderie, adventure, and freedom that they have instilled within the fabric of motorcycling.

  • Arlen Ness Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Arlen Ness Lifetime Achievement Award honors those who have greatly contributed to the world of motorcycling and have been recognized by many of the leading motorcycle-related organizations, their peers, and the general riding community.

  • Founders Award

    This special designation is reserved for individuals who have played a special role in the founding, maintaining, and/or promoting the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

  • Freedom Fighter

    The Freedom Fighter Award recognizes the sacrifices individuals across the nation and world have made to protect the rights of motorcyclists through their efforts in the political arena and in grassroots motorcycle rights organizations.

  • JC "Pappy" Hoel Outstanding Achievement Award

    This award is reserved for individuals who have played a special role in the founding, maintaining, and/or promoting of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

  • Hall of Fame Nomination Form

    Complete the Hall of Fame nomination form to submit a candidate for consideration.

    Submit your candidate here 
  • Kickstands Down Recognition

    Kickstands Down Recognition is a posthumous recognition. It's reserved for individuals who have made a significant impact on our industry but are not here with us today.

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