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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Up to 400,000 bikers, from around the world, ride through Sturgis, South Dakota for the yearly motorcycle rally. Sturgis, my mother’s hometown, is a 15 minute drive from my current base in Spearfish.

As featured on We Blog The World:

Take it from a local- there’s never a bad time to visit the Black Hills of South Dakota.  With native wildlife and the red canyon Badlands, historical landmarks and the ever-famous Mount Rushmore, our permanent fixtures draw crowds year-round.  And during August, the region hosts several special events that show off our unique heritage and location.  We like to claim that there are no mosquitoes west of the Missouri River; so, leave your bug spray, load up a suitcase and get out here!

  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – The world’s first and biggest motorcycle rally floods the small town of Sturgis (pop. 7,000) with up to 400,000 riders a year.  During this 72nd annual, week-long party, immerse yourself in leather, beards, tattoos and road bikes.  The atmosphere downtown – with live music, sidewalk vendors and local diners – is safe for a family day of people-watching and wandering.  For cyclists and adult travelers, there are rowdy bars that rarely close and nightly concerts at the Buffalo Chip: big names include Boston, Lynard Skynard and Sugarland.  The rally runs Aug. 6-12, but expect to hear exhaust pipes throughout the month.
  • Keep reading for more August events in the Black Hills of South Dakota…

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