Monday, July 26, 2010

Sturgis Rally 2010 - A Sea of Motorcycles

Have you ever seen a sea of motorcycles? Go to the Sturgis Rally 2010 and experience nothing but motorcycles, leather and denim and some of the best partying you’ve ever seen.

Sturgis has been the site for one of the world’s largest annual motorcycle rally’s happening every year since 1938. This small town in the northern Black Hills of South Dakota hosts this rally every August. This year’s event is hosted from August 9-15, 2010. It is the 70th Anniversary this year of the rally.

The traffic in and around South Dakota goes crazy as early as two weeks before the event starts and it continues to be crazy for two weeks after the event.

When this rally started back in 1938 it started out as a weekend celebration with a couple of dozen motorcycle racers holding a couple events that included half mile races, jumps and things like that. The Sturgis Rally has grown significantly since then. It was first organized by the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle club but now the Rally takes the efforts of everyone in Sturgis (approximate population 6,000) as well as hundreds of vendors coming to town to help supply products and services to the guests of the Rally.

They still hold some of the original events and they have added many others over the years such as motocross races, hill climbs for the professional and amateur. They even have some drag races down Main Street.

There are many food and souvenir vendors that come in for the week. They open booths and shops that offer everything from custom motorcycle parts to tattooing and concerts. Some of the more popular things to do are just hang around Main Street and take in all the sights and sounds of the people and motorcycles. There are 10’s of thousands of bikes and the population of Sturgis is estimated to be over 500,000 during the Rally.

Immediately around the Sturgis area there are many activities that you can participate in or sites to see. The attractions you can easily ride to are sites such as Mount Rushmore (62 Miles), Crazy Horse Memorial (67 Miles) and Deadwood (13 Miles). These distances are approximate but you get the idea. Enjoy the area around Sturgis.

The Sturgis Rally 2010 will be a unique experience you won’t want to miss. You’ll hear the sound of thousands of growling engines and the smell of exhaust and the shine of sunlight reflecting off thousands of feet of chrome. You won’t want to miss it.

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