Scenes From the Bike Night Finale [PHOTOS]
After several ‘Bike Nights’ throughout the summer at J & L Harley-Davidson in Sioux Falls, the finale featured a bike giveaway, live music, food, and tons of chrome glistening in the setting sun.
The highlight of the evening was meeting the driver of the trike pictured above. It was an opportunity to meet a military veteran and ask if I could photograph his cycle. After introducing myself and thanking him for his service, he told me his name was Jake Aning. I also learned that he served in Vietnam and was serving on the riverboats.
For every 60 men that went in, only 10 would come out. It was not good.”
It was one of the biggest honors of my life to meet a recipient of two purple hearts.
Thank you again, sir, and all veterans for your service. You shall never be forgotten.
The Sanford Children’s bike also drew large crowds. Little hands and feet prints grace the fenders of this awesome bike to a place where miracles happen.
Finally, the Sioux Falls Skyleaders were on hand for the festivities. My other favorite moment of the night.
See you next year. Until then, drive safe.