The ever so popular Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally is coming up quick, starting on August 2nd through August 9th! The history of the Sturgis® Rally goes back as far as 1936 when Clarence “Poppy” Hoel started the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club in Sturgis, South Dakota. They had their first Sturgis® Rally in 1938 and had 9 racing participants and just a small audience. Since then the Sturgis® Rally has grew into a much larger even with the attendance reaching into the 600,000’s in the year 2000 for the 60th Anniversary of the rally.
This year, many of bikers from all across the United States and Canada will make the trek to the Black Hills of South Dakota for the 74th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally. Within the 8 day rally many different events take place from, rides, cruises, concerts, bike shows, competitions, contest and vendor exhibits. Some major concert acts that will be performing are Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line, ZZ Top, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper and that is just to name a few!
If you are heading out there this next week don’t forget to download the H-D Sturgis® Event App available for Android and Apple (links are below)
1st Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally 1938
Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally 2013