Hall of Fame Highlight Class of 2019: Terry Rymer
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame would like to congratulate this year's outstanding new group of inductees. For the full story, join us at the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 // 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
Born September 1960 in Aberdeen SD and raised in a single parent home with his mother and two younger sisters, motorcycles were never on Terry Rymer’s radar. At the age of 17 Terry purchased a new 1977 Yamaha IT175 that served as both a race and road bike. That purchase made Terry a staple at the local Yamaha shop, which turned a free time hangout into a full time job in 1978.
Terry learned motorcycle sales, parts sales, promotions, marketing, with an emphasis on improving customer interaction and experiences; all of which proved to be valuable tools for the future. At the age of 24, wanting more of a motorcycle racing scene, Terry packed up everything and moved to Rapid City. In 1986, things started to accelerate with Harley-Davidson and the annual Sturgis Rally. His dream was realized in 2010, after 25 years with Black Hills Harley-Davidson: from parts counter to general manager, Terry’s lifelong commitment to the dealership paid off when he was made partner of Black Hills Harley-Davidson. Motorcycle racing was, and still is, Terry’s passion. (Particularly Flat Track.) Terry has promoted or co-promoted many races throughout his career and presently owns a race team that sponsors local Sturgis rider Dawson Schieffer campaigning in the American Flat Track series.