• Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - Sturgis, South Dakota

      Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
      Photo by Peter Thody
      Every year, on the first full week of August, up to half a million bikers converge on the small South Dakota town of Sturgis for one of the world's largest - and certainly most famous - motorcycle rallies. First held in 1938, two years after the formation of the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club, it began as a race involving just 9 participants. Today the event sees concerts, organised rides and host of other activities aimed at everyone from hardcore bikers to families.

      If you go:
      You can take in the atmosphere any time of year: there's a museum and hall of fame, and the winding roads of the surrounding Black Hills make for a wonderful ride (or drive).


      Sturgis, South Dakota 57785 USA

      Mailing address:
      The City Of Sturgis Rally Department
      1040 2nd Street, Suite 201
      Sturgis, SD 57785 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      The City Of Sturgis Rally Department
      +1 (605) 720-0800