August
3rd-12th
2018
78th Rally, Aug. 3rd-12th, Begins in

Legendary Sturgis 5k Results
August 11, 2018
Sturgis 5k Results


The City Manager along with representatives from SMRi unveiled the official 79th Logo.
August 9, 2018



DAILY MEDIA UPDATE Wednesday, August 8, 2018
August 8, 2018
News - Temporary Vending Licenses: As of this morning (Aug. 8) 617 Temporary Vendor Licenses have been issued. This number compares to 658 at the same time last year. At least a portion of this variance has to do with fewer vendors purchasing two licenses. One license is good for 12-days. Garbage –For the Rally period so far, we are now up by 3.0% over 2017. Ambulance calls as of Tuesday morning: 144 vs 129 in 2017. DOT traffic counts are up 3.8% as of Tuesday. (Friday-Tuesday) Tomorrow at the Rally - Thursday, August 9 The Burger Battle continues at H-D Rally Point Stage at 11:00. Winners will advance to the finals on Friday. Jackpine Gypsies will host short-track and mini-sprint races. Gates open at 4:00 and racing starts at 7:00. Daily Press Conference guests: SD Beef Council Interviews and other information – If you would like to schedule an interview with any of the City staff, they will most likely be available following the daily press conference. If you need additional information about events taking place in the City, please call or text 347-1331.


78th Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ Presents Sergeant First Class Retired Dana Bowman.
August 2, 2018
In 1994, while serving as a member of the U.S. Army’s elite parachute team, The Golden Knights, a mid-air collision cost Dana Bowman both of his legs. His determination in the Army, and now the civilian world, has earned him world-wide recognition as a motivational speaker and skydive demonstrator. Traveling the world, Dana spreads his message, “It’s Not the Disability, It’s the Ability! Never Quit." Dana will be offering a free presentation to the public on Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 AM in the Community Center Theater.


DAILY MEDIA UPDATE
August 1, 2018
Friday will be the first official day of the 2018 Rally. Main Street will close to 4-wheeled traffic at 2AM Friday. Map of street closures. Main Street Photo Towers will be open 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily. Towers are located at Junction and Main as well as Main and Third. Media will have free access to these towers with a Sturgis Media Pass. Daily media briefings will take place at 1:00 in the Sturgis Community Center, 1401 Lazelle. Parking passes for media are available at the same location where you pick up Media passes. All press releases are posted on the City Website Media page. Tomorrow at the Rally - Friday, August 3 Neil Hultman Day - Founding Father of the Jackpine Gypsies. Reception at Sturgis Indian at 10:00 AM. Press Release. Opening Ceremonies will take place at 4:00 PM at Harley-Davidson Rally Point. Dana Bowman will do his first parachute jump into Sturgis at 4:00 as part of the Opening Ceremonies. Press Release. Interviews and other information – If you would like to schedule an interview with any of the City staff, they will be available following the daily press conference. If you need additional information about events taking place in the City, please call or text 605-347-1331.


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