84th Rally, Aug. 2nd-11th, Begins in

August 1, 2018



Contact: Christina Steele

Public Information Officer

Thursday, August 2, 2018 (605) 347-4422 ext. 209

(cell) 347-1331



Sturgis, SD – 2018 Sturgis Rally Media Update



General Information

  • 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.