The Clark County Riders MC was founded in 1981 by a group of riders who wanted to share their love of riding with local communities. For almost forty years, the CCR MC has hosted its annual Run. Each year, the funds raised from our event are donated to local communities to assist families in need.The club prides itself on our beliefs of family, work, community and brotherhood.
To provide vocational education scholarships to qualified individuals and benefit people in need through motorcycling.
To become a cohesive brotherhood able to adapt and grow for the future, while creating a fun environment, able to benefit those around us.
Chad “Hopper” Smidt – President
Smidt has been President of the Clark County Riders since June 2017. Prior to serving as President, he served two years as Vice-President. Chad prospected for CCR in 2008. Hopper is currently finishing his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and Sport Management at the University of South Dakota where he teaches two undergraduate classes. One of his favorite memories a CCR Run is being part of the cook crew and smoking 400 pounds of pulled pork for the Saturday community dinner.
Smidt lives in Vermillion with his wife, Niki, and their two children.
Bob”Shu” Schuster – Vice-President
Bio coming soon.
Larry “Deadwood” Nielson – Secretary
Deadwood has been Secretary of the CCR MC since 2012. Prior to that he held a Sergeant at Arms position. Nielson was a long time supporter of the CCR Run, before becoming a prospect in 2006. He remembers attending the Run in 1985 on his 1980 HD FXWG, which he still owns today. Larry is a lifelong farmer and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University in Mechanized Agriculture.
Deadwood lives on his family farm near Tulare with Jeni and their two youngest children. Their older children can often be found enjoying the Run with mom and dad.
Jon “Sandman” Anderson – Treasurer
Bio Coming Soon
Paul “$2” McCollar – Master Sergeant at Arms
Since June 2014, McCollar has been serving as the CCR MC Master Sergeant at Arms. $2 is also the vendor coordinator for the annual CCR Run. He was a Sergeant at Arms for two years prior to becoming the Master Sergeant. Paul joined the club in 2009 and has been attending the Run since 1995. His 2015 Road Glide is his bike of choice to date. Paul has been an over the road driver for the past 33 years.
When he’s not on the road, $2 is at home in Sioux Falls, with CCR Julie. Paul and Julie have six children.