Sturgis South Dakota, Motorcycle Rally
Sturgis South Dakota Motorcycle Rally takes place
at 3,450 feet in the home town of 6,442 citizens
under normal conditions. During the first week of
August the population swells to over 500,000,
making it the most populous town in South Dakota
for a week.
Of course they don't all stay in Sturgis, every
vacant room, trailer, cottage, hut, cabin, and
lean two for 50 miles around goes up for rent
the first week in August.
And in Sturgis every manner of tee shirt
goes on sale
Some riders drive their bikes thousands of miles to be at Sturgis, others trailer them in just to enjoy
a ride down main street and to park at the restaurant for breakfast while looking at all the bikes
lined up of every size and shape.
The hills in the area make great riding. Mount Rushmore is about 60 miles south, Deadwood
Keystone, Devils tower, and Spearfish Canyon a day ride.
Sturgis offers some great rides throughout the Black Hills including Mount Rushmore,
Devils Tower and Deadwood.
During the first week of August, hotels and camping areas fill up as 500,000 people
visit the area.
Spearfish Campground and Spearfish Canyon become home to visitors
Sturgis is just beside Interstate -90
During the first or second week of
Bike week at Sturgis gets
underway during the first full week
of August. The rally is one of the
most popular Motorcycle events in
the country. For a week a little
town in the Black Hills of South
Dakota becomes home to over
Sturgis Motorcycle Week takes place the first full week in August.
- Best Time To Visit South Dakota:
By Saturday the first week of August the town will be full and riders will be cruising the many sightseeing
places in the Black Hills.
Visiting other times of the year: May to October 40 f at night 65 f days
The weather is perfect June, July, August but the mid day temperature can reach over 100 f. Cool in May
and September, Cold and winter snows October to April Total snow 2 feet per year. June is a wet month.
July and August can have thunderstorms with hail.
How to Reach Sturgis, South Dakota
The nearest large city to the Black Hills is Rapid City South Dakota. Air service reaches Rapid City from hubs
in Denver and Chicago.
Rental cars are available at the airport. From Rapid City take scenic Route 44 east to Interior and the
Badlands National Park or take Route I-90 West to Sturgis, Spearfish, Deadwood, Rushmore.
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