by Emma Starr
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is an American motorcycle rally that is held every year in Sturgis, South Dakota. Held for ten days, it usually begins the first Friday in August. Just a few years ago in 2015, Sturgis officially expanded the dates to host the rally starts the Friday before the first full week of August. If you’re wondering what it might be like, check out these crazy pics from biker rallies.
In 2016, the city of Sturgis created a regulation that the Rally begins on the first Friday in August every year. Originally created in 1983 by a group of Indian Motorcycle riders, it was designed to showcase stunts and races. Curious as to the real story behind the Indian Motorcycle Company? Check this out. With an attendance of generally over 500,000 people, it has reached over 700,000 people in some years.
The 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is planned to be held from August 7-16th of this year, showcasing various races, motorcycles, clubs, and businesses from the local Sturgis area.