Has mike ballards sister passed away. The owner of the full throttle saloon?

Sadly, yes, after a seven year fight with breast cancer, Michael Ballard's sister, Vicki Ballard, died in August of 2010 after the Strugis rally of that year. On August 5, 2011, a Vicki Ballard Memorial Ride was held, leaving from her home town of Trimble, Tennessee and going all the way to the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis South Dakota, of which Vicki was pivotal in creating. The run was led by Michael's 1st cousin, Keith Alford. All bikers were welcomed to join, and from at any point in the run.