Sturgis - Motorcycle Rally
This panorama of the 75th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ was taken by Christopher Gjevre. Each August, Sturgis and the Black Hills of South Dakota attract hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world. The first Sturgis Rally, known as the Black Hills Classic, was held in the summer of 1938 and included a race of nine participants on a dirt track. Today, it’s South Dakota’s largest tourism event and one of the world’s largest motorcycle rallies. The week-long activities include Main Street action, concerts, races, road tours and bike shows. Much of the history of the Sturgis Rally and races can be found at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.
This panoramic photograph of Sturgis was taken by Christopher Gjevre. It features Main Street in Sturgis during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally. Each August, Sturgis and the Black Hills of South Dakota attract hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world. The rally began in 1938 with a dirt track race and nine riders and is now South Dakota's largest tourism event and the world's largest motorcycle rally. The week's entertainment and fun includes Main Street action, concerts, races, road tours and bike shows. Much of the history of the Sturgis Rally and Races can be found at Sturgis' National Motorcycle Museum.
Sturgis - Motorcycle Rally Panoramic Pictures
Although the South Dakota city of Sturgis has a population of under 7,000 residents, the city is likely most famously known as a major destination for motorcycle enthusiasts, with over half a million attendees flocking to the city in most years. Held the first week of August each year, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally shown in so many Sturgis skyline pictures brings in over $800 million annually to the South Dakota economy, and has grown to become the state's largest tourism event.
Pictures of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally show a city whose streets are transformed into motorcycle parking lots with a number of events available to those passionate about motor bikes. Some of the many sources of entertainment during the Rally include socializing on Main Street, music concerts, motorcycle races, road tours int he surrounding area and many bike shows.