The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of the largest in the world...
This rally began in 1938 with about 200 visitors, to over 773,000 visitors in 2015 (75th Anniversary). The next “big” anniversary, 80th, is August 7-16th, 2020.
Back in August of 2015, a group of fellow riders and I headed out to Sturgis for the 75th celebrations. We choose to ride out the week before the actual rally due to traffic congestion and the amount of visitors that would soon flood this small town.
For most of us, this was our first time in Sturgis, first long distance ride and first time being out west. We chose to rent a house in Lead, South Dakota that was central to taking in plenty of adventurous miles with stunning destinations.