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August 12, 2005

CSD Hosts Two Events for Deaf Bikers of America

From: CSD - Aug 12, 2005

Release Date: August 12, 2005

CSD Hosts Two Events for Deaf Bikers of America
Sioux Falls, S.D. – 12 August 2005 – CSD welcomed Deaf Bikers of America (DBA) to two events in conjunction with the 65th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Members were invited to visit Camp Lakodia on Aug. 6 and Rapid City on Aug. 10 as part of the festivities taking place during the annual motorcycle gathering.

"Once again CSD was happy to welcome DBA members to South Dakota as they rode to Sturgis," said Benjamin Soukup, CSD chief executive officers. "It was a wonderful opportunity for old friends to get together and to meet fellow deaf motorcycle enthusiasts."

Camp Lakodia was the site of the pre-rally lunch on Aug. 6. The community was invited to join a picnic/social with the bikers at the campground, located on the shores of Lake Herman just outside Madison, S.D.

On Aug. 10, CSD co-hosted a second event with the Black Hills Association of the Deaf at CSD's office in Rapid City. Refreshments were served and activities included raffle drawings and entertainment by Images, a sign-performance group.

"This is the second time in five years that DBA has hosted a gathering of deaf bikers at Sturgis," said Jax Levesque, DBA co-founder. "The initial gathering was in 2000 and the next will be in 2010."

Deaf Bikers of America (DBA) was formed as a social network for deaf bikers who enjoy traveling to national motorcycle events. The membership encourages and supports individuals who host a national event, as long as it is not designed to make a profit. There are no officers, no membership dues and no by-laws. "Deaf bikers ride to live and live to ride." For more information, check out the DBA web site:

CSD, Inc. (also known as Communication Service for the Deaf) is a private, nonprofit telecommunications and human services organization. In its 30-year history, CSD has expanded its communication service offerings and currently manages over 20 call centers in the U.S. CSD offers telecommunications relay services, video relay services, equipment distribution programs and sign language interpreting services, in addition to providing human services at 15 locations in eight states. Learn more about CSD at


Contact: David Rosenbaum
CSD Community & Media Relations