75th Sturgis Rally Top Stories

Resurrection Room to cure hangovers at Sturgis

Hangovers at the Sturgis Rally might be practically non-existent this year thanks to doctors and nurses from Campbell County.

Bikers remember Wounded Knee by riding

This event begins as a motorcycle ride from Yates, North Dakota, travels to various sites along the way and ends at the Wounded Knee Massacre Cemetery on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Logistics of large crowds on city workers' minds

Sturgis Police Chief Jim Bush said traffic could be an issue as attendance numbers increase.

Official rally shirt vendor Tom's T's hustles to fill orders

Tom's T's screen printers are proud to see their work stroll and roll down Main Street, Sturgis.

Tom s Ts the monster rally t-shirt vendor

75th Sturgis Rally - Friday, July 31

The 75th anniversary Sturgis Rally is expected to draw record numbers of bikers, people hoping to make a couple of bucks from the bikers and people who just want to see a spectacle. Estimates…

Blown tire causes serious wreck for Sturgis Rally biker

Daniel Johnson, 52 of Wheaton, was riding on Interstate 90, about a mile east of Exit 131 when his tire broke apart and tread lodged in the fender of his 1983 Honda GoldWing.

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.

City Park opens for vendors for first time in 30 years

A new location for Rally vendors is causing local controversy.

Biggest Sturgis Rally statistic so far - a lot of vendors

With Sturgis Main Street closed to all but biker traffic early, and vendor numbers nearing record levels, it is easy to claim the 75th Sturgis Rally will be a monster bash.

Bad biker behavior will cost you cash or time in jail

Enjoy the Sturgis Rally, ride and party hard but do take care not to run afoul of state and federal laws. Here's what some bad behavior can cost you.

Motorists urged to be patient as Sturgis Rally begins

South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials are urging drivers and bikers to show patience and cooperation on the roads as the 75thAnnual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally nears.

Some Black Hills roads are deadly at rally time

The same features that make the Black Hills a bucket list trip are also the features that can kill a biker.

Phone companies boost systems for Sturgis rally bikers

With Sturgis Rally crowd estimates in the hundreds of thousands of people, cell phone companies beef up communication systems so bikers can stay connected.

Rally traffic picks up several days before official start

Traffic in Sturgis is beginning to pick up, with thousands more bikers still on the way and less than one week before the rally officially kicks off.

Rally traffic picks up

Dangerous roads

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office identified the most dangerous areas traveled in the county during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally over the past three years.

Resurrection Room to cure hangovers at Sturgis

Bikers remember Wounded Knee by riding

Logistics of large crowds on city workers' minds

Tom s Ts the monster rally t-shirt vendor

Official rally shirt vendor Tom's T's hustles...

75th Sturgis Rally - Friday, July 31

Blown tire causes serious wreck for Sturgis...

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

City Park opens for vendors for first time in...

Biggest Sturgis Rally statistic so far - a lot...

Bad biker behavior will cost you cash or time...

Motorists urged to be patient as Sturgis Rally...

Some Black Hills roads are deadly at rally time

Phone companies boost systems for Sturgis rally...

Rally traffic picks up

Rally traffic picks up several days before...

Dangerous roads

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Law enforcement updates Sturgis Rally efforts

Law enforcement updates Sturgis Rally efforts

Blowtorch highlights 75th Rally unofficial opening

Rally Point opens Sturgis Rally

Rally Point opens Sturgis Rally

Rally Point will be a year-round gathering square downtown Sturgis.

Tom's Ts the monster rally t-shirt vendor

Tom s Ts the monster rally t-shirt vendor

Tens of thousands of t-shirts sold each rally.

Rally off to a quiet start; parking biggest issue

Rally off to a quiet start parking biggest issue

Big crowds mean more problems but so far so good.

Vendors gear up for 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Vendors gear up for 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Some worried about damage to local park

Sturgis Main Street already closed

Sturgis Main Street already closed

Photographer Buck Lovell shows the main drag already reserved just for motorcycles.

Phone companies boost cell service for rally

Phone companies boost cell service for rally

Both AT&T and Verizon add portable cell towers.

Rally traffic picks up

Rally traffic picks up

With the rally still days away, the 75th anniversary has already started.

WHP prepares for Sturgis influx

WHP prepares for Sturgis influx

Wyoming Highway Patrol wants everyone to travel safely to, during and from Rally Week

Temporary Pennington County Sheriff's officers sworn in

Temporary Pennington County Sheriff s officers sworn in

Ready to help with Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis police chief a hall of famer

Sturgis police chief a hall of famer

Chief Jim Bush selected to be a member of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum hall of fame.

Recycling center helping with "Rally" waste

Recycling center helping with Rally waste

Recycle bins set a busy Rapid City business

Christian bikers roll into Gillette

Christian bikers roll into Gillette

Group will also help bikers at the Sturgis rally.

Statue unveiled to honor supporter of Sturgis Rally

Statue unveiled to honor supporter of Sturgis Rally

Businessman Tom Monahan remembered

Black Hills Harley-Davidson expansion meets deadline

Black Hills Harley-Davidson expansion meets deadline

Owners expect record sales with 75th anniversary rally.

Rally Planning

Rally Planning

Rally Planning

Family makes late decision to rent home during Rally

Family makes late decision to rent home during Rally

First time renters anxious to see how process works

Black Hills communities ready for bigger "Rally"

Black Hills communities ready for bigger Rally

Infrastructure will be challenged as 75th motorcycle rally approaches

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.


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