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Stutsapalooza is expected to attract anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 people for a bike giveaway Saturday at Stutsman Harley-Davidson.

Charla Hudlow, marketing manager at Stutsman Harley-Davidson, said Stutsapalooza is a celebration of Stutsman Harley-Davidson being a part of the Jamestown community, signifying the end of the riding season and mainly bringing the community and its customers together.

“It is an opportunity for everyone to come up and have a great time,” she said. “Being that we have grown so much over the last few years, and we have customers from all over the state and all over from Minnesota and South Dakota and Montana … it is just an opportunity for everyone to get together and celebrate this shop and our customers. It is really an opportunity for us to get everyone together and say, ‘thank you.’”

Ingstad Family Media will give away a 2014 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Superlow motorcycle. The drawing will be held anytime from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. People who haven’t entered the bike giveaway can register at Stutsman Harley-Davidson on Saturday. Those who have registered for the bike giveaway must be present to win the bike.

Ingstad Family Media made stops in Valley City, Carrington, Jamestown, Edgeley, Napoleon and Oakes to register people for the bike giveaway.

The event was originally planned to have about 1,000 to 1,500 attendees, but Michelle Ascheman, business growth and marketing executive at Ingstad Family Media, said she is expecting anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 attendees at Stutsapalooza. Ascheman said Ingstad Family Media sent out 3,000 letters to people who have registered for the bike giveaway.

“And when you think of couples and friends, we are planning this to be a very large event,” she said.

Hudlow said some people will be coming from Canada, North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota, she said.

“It really is farther reaching than we ever could have anticipated,” she said.

There is no admission charge, and the event runs from 5:30 p.m. to midnight at Stutsman Harley-Davidson. The event is open to people of all ages. Stutsman Harley-Davidson, which normally operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, will be open until midnight during the event.

R & C School of Rock, a disc jockey from Jamestown, will provide music from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The celebration will also feature free live music by 32 Below from 7:30 p.m. to midnight.

Attendees can grab a bite to eat at the event as there will be food vendors selling gyros, mini donuts and flatbread tacos. Reister Meats and Catering will also have a food stand available. Cork & Barrel Liquors will handle beverage sales, which includes alcoholic beverages.

“We are hoping to make this a real community event,” Ascheman said. “We are hoping to do this every year.”

Sun assistant editor Masaki Ova can be reached at (701) 952-8451 or by email at