75th Sturgis Rally Top Stories

Buffalo Chip holds annual Flag Raising Party

Hundreds of flags were planted at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip to honor our veterans.

School bus morphed into ambulance for Sturgis Rally

Emergency service agencies are getting ready for the 75th annual Sturgis Rally and they have a new toy in their fleet … a big, yellow school bus.

Bus turned into ambulance for disasters

Biker gear - designed for fashion or function?

While biker fashion is big, not only on the highways but also the runways, there is a reason for that “biker look.”

Getting ready for a run to Sturgis? Don't pack too much

Pack it or leave it? This is probably one of the most important questions a biker can ask before heading out on a long trek, you know … the Sturgis Rally!

Buffalo Chip 3-day pre-rally party kicks off July 24

If someone tells you the 75th Sturgis Rally begins Aug. 3 and you show up that day ... sorry, you're a little late.

Sioux Falls motorcyclist killed in crash after police chase

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old Sioux Falls man died in a motorcycle crash following a police chase.

Black Hills Harley-Davidson expansion rumbles on

The race is on as Black Hills Harley-Davidson goes full throttle trying to complete a massive expansion project before the Sturgis Rally.

Chip sealing operations will slow Black Hills rides

Anyone who rides and experienced a trip over a freshly chip sealed road knows it could be challenging. Get ready for some challenges.

Sioux Falls police promise crackdown on noisy vehicles

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls police are promising a crackdown on loud vehicles this summer as part of a safe driving campaign that's also targeting street racing and reckless driving.

Washington man killed in Black Hills motorcycle crash

South Dakota Highway Patrol says speed was a factor in the biker failing to negotiate a curve on U.S. Highway 85 near Lead.

Going once...going twice... items SOLD for Sturgis business repairs

Items will be sold to prepare for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The money raised goes back to local businesses to help with their renovation funds.


Rally Point provides shelter from the Sturgis Motorcycle storm

A new addition to Main Street in Sturgis cements the City’s love for Harley Davidson. The 11,000 square-foot plaza will be built in time for the 75th annual event in August.

Seasonal shop leaves the door open for good

Lazelle Street in Sturgis will hear the roar of motorcycles a bit earlier this year, after J&P Cycles permanently opens its doors for business.

Pennington County is bringing on more deputies for the rally

The Pennington County Sheriff's Office is bringing on twenty-two more deputies to help answer calls for service.

Squeezing extra miles out of tires can kill a biker

Number one problem Black Hills Harley-Davidson techs see? Bald tires. Sad considering your tires are the only thing between you and a severe case of road rash.

Buffalo Chip holds annual Flag Raising Party

Bus turned into ambulance for disasters

School bus morphed into ambulance for Sturgis...

Biker gear - designed for fashion or function?

Getting ready for a run to Sturgis? Don't pack...

Buffalo Chip 3-day pre-rally party kicks off...

Sioux Falls motorcyclist killed in crash after...

Black Hills Harley-Davidson expansion rumbles on

Chip sealing operations will slow Black Hills...

Sioux Falls police promise crackdown on noisy...

Washington man killed in Black Hills motorcycle...

Going once...going twice... items SOLD for...

Rally Point provides shelter from the Sturgis...

Seasonal shop leaves the door open for good

Pennington County is bringing on more deputies...

Squeezing extra miles out of tires can kill a...

Sturgis Rally Videos

Buffalo Chip raises the flags

Buffalo Chip raises the flags

Flags up early for the Fourth of July holiday.

Bus turned into ambulance for disasters

Bus turned into ambulance for disasters

Bus helps with non-life threatening medical emergencies.

Nicole Tschetter at Buffalo Chip for concert announcement

Nicole Tschetter at Buffalo Chip for concert announcement

Nicole Tschetter live at Buffalo Chip for concert announcement

Black Hills Harley-Davidson Expansion on track

Black Hills Harley-Davidson Expansion on track

Expects to be done by mid-July.

Black Hills Harley-Davidson continues to grow

Latest expansion project adds 25,000 square feet, increases the sales showroom by 60 percent and gives the service department an entire floor.

Black Hills Harley-Davidson Service in 30 Seconds

OK; so a 5,000-mile service on your Harley really can't be done in 30 seconds. Still, Steve Becker of Black Hills Harley-Davidson moves pretty fast in real time. And here's something you should be aware of ... your bike will tattle on you if you don't take care of it.

J&P Cycles roars into Sturgis

J P Cycles roars into Sturgis

Seasonal store becomes a year-round operation.

Rally Preparations

Rally Preparations

pennington county sheriff's department is gearing up for the Sturgis rally

Waco motorcycle gang shooting brings questions about Sturgis

Waco motorcycle gang shooting brings questions about Sturgis

Local law enforcement say they have good intel leading up to the rally.

SD gets its first female trooper on a bike

SD gets its first female trooper on a bike

SD Highway Patrol trooper is an experienced motorcyclist.

KOTA Territory News Extra - Rent Out and Rally On

KOTA Territory News Extra - Rent Out and Rally On

Business devoted to renting homes for the Sturgis Rally.

Tire Safety Video - Motorcycle Industry Council

Keeping your bike's tires in good order could be the only thing between you and a severe case of road rash.

Grass or Parking lot?

Grass or Parking lot

Sturgis, S.D. - Members of the Sturgis community are questioning the transparency and the motives of a project to add parking.


A new parking lot is in the works for the grassy area west of the Sturgis Community Center, that is set to add 40,000 square feet of parking.
That number is also the approximate amount of vendor space that was lost with 4th street being opened for traffic, unlike previous…

City of Sturgis fights Buffalo Chip township

City of Sturgis fights Buffalo Chip township

City believes Chip town would encroach on Sturgis.

SD may drop speed limit during rally

SD may drop speed limit during rally

Would drop 80 mph to 60 from Rapid City to Sturgis.

Speed limit up to 80

Speed limit up to 80

Increase comes with the hike in gas tax.

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

The TREA hosted a Motorcycle Safety Course

Sturgis plaza groundbreaking

Sturgis plaza groundbreaking

Rally Point a year-round gathering place.

Carey Hart LiveWire Burnout

Motocross racer Carey Hart does a burnout with a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle.

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum wants to expand

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum wants to expand

Museum needs to raise $7 million for project.

Vote kills funding plan for Sturgis bypass

Vote kills funding plan for Sturgis bypass

The vote just stops a tax increment district, not the road itself.

Buffalo Chip town vote goes forward

Buffalo Chip town vote goes forward

Meade County decides May vote could happen.

Ape Hangers now legal

Rapid City, S.D. - After July 1st, bikers with ape hangers won't have to worry about a $20.00 ticket.
On Tuesday, Governor Dennis Daugaard signed senate bill 85, effectively abolishing South Dakota codified law that prohibited such handle bars.

Sheridan mechanic gets rally traffic

Sheridan Bike Mechanic

Not every biker makes it to the Sturgis Rally without a pit stop. That's where this Sheridan, Wyo., mechanic gets a windfall.

Sundance Burnouts

Sundance Burnouts (1)

Every Wednesday of the Sturgis Rally, bikers roll out on an exodus to Wyoming ... for the Hulett Ham and Jam and also for the Sundance Burnouts.


1 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
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