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75th Sturgis Rally Top Stories

Nebraska man sentenced for sex crime during Sturgis

Phillip Holden, 24, was one of five men who were arrested and federally indicted as a result of an undercover sex trafficking operation conducted during the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Black Hills Life Flight continues to save lives during Rally

Considering the high number of Rally-goers, the team was anticipating a greater need for Life Flight at the 2015 Rally.

Life Flight during Rally Week

Four men arrested for sex trafficking at Sturgis Rally

Arrests are down from previous years. That, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley claims, is due to the success of the annual operation.

'Deadliest Catch' captain Tony Lara dies at Sturgis Rally

Tony Lara, who appeared on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" in 2011, has died, according to law enforcement in South Dakota and the show's Facebook page. He was 50.

The 75th Sturgis Rally is officially over

The 75th Sturgis Rally is officially wrapped up and it's gone down in history as the most populated rally yet.

Sturgis Rally ends as one of the biggest and deadliest

With the official end of the 75th rally, the highway patrol data shows that the number of crashes (injury and non injury) are double what they were last year; and deaths are three times higher…

Sturgis homeowners rent tent and RV space

Every year Royce Edelman transforms his yard into a campground for rally goers.

75th Sturgis Rally becomes the deadliest on record

Two more rally goers were killed Friday, pushing the death toll to 12, surpassing the record set in 1990 during the 50th anniversary gathering.

Despite record attendance, DUI arrests down at Sturgis

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — This year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is estimated to be one of the busiest on record, but officials with the state Highway Patrol says they've actually seen a decrease…

Rally campers head home early

The hustle and bustle of the Sturgis rally may not be keeping the near record crowds around for as long.

Mount Rushmore sees record-high attendance

It's a record– breaking year for tourism in the Black Hills. Mount Rushmore is no exception, 'up' 23% during the rally.

Black Hills Harley tops previous bike sale record

Last year Black Hills Harley Davidson sold a record 376 bikes in a two week span during the rally. This year they have already eclipsed the old record.

Extra stops needed for rally, but some complain

Traffic lights turn into 4-way stops and signs are added to intersections that would not normally be there.

Number of people jailed at Rally down from last year

With the higher number of people at the Sturgis Rally this year, you would think more people would be in jail than previous years.

Teens and Sturgis Rally - do they love it, or hate it?

For local teens, their opinions on the week long event are across the board.

Teens talk about Sturgis

Nebraska man sentenced for sex crime during...

Life Flight during Rally Week

Black Hills Life Flight continues to save lives...

Four men arrested for sex trafficking at...

'Deadliest Catch' captain Tony Lara dies at...

The 75th Sturgis Rally is officially over

Sturgis Rally ends as one of the biggest and...

Sturgis homeowners rent tent and RV space

75th Sturgis Rally becomes the deadliest on record

Despite record attendance, DUI arrests down at...

Rally campers head home early

Mount Rushmore sees record-high attendance

Black Hills Harley tops previous bike sale record

Extra stops needed for rally, but some complain

Number of people jailed at Rally down from last...

Teens talk about Sturgis

Teens and Sturgis Rally - do they love it, or...

Sturgis Rally Videos

Black Hills Life Flight rally numbers

Black Hills Life Flight rally numbers

Medevac organization wasn't as busy as they thought they would be.

Rally Reactions

Rally Reactions

75th Rally comes to a close

Rally Renters

Rally Renters

The business of the Sturgis rally goes beyond Main Street

Rally Record

Rally Record

This years rally set a record for number of deaths

Added rally traffic signs get mixed reviews

Added rally traffic signs get mixed reviews

Officials say they are needed to help with flow

Sturgis Rally campsites thinning out

Sturgis Rally campsites thinning out

Made visitors are "hitting the road"

Black Hills Harley-Davidson sales boom

Black Hills Harley-Davidson sales boom

Rapid City dealership sells more bikes during rally than ever before.

Some vendors hang on through the end

Some vendors hang on through the end

While some vendors pack up to beat the rush out of town, others will hang around and sell some more souvenirs.

Teens talk about Sturgis

Teens talk about Sturgis

Just like adults, teens are split on whether the rally is a great event, or not.

Meet the "first" known vendor of the Sturgis rally

Meet the first known vendor of the Sturgis rally

Virginia Rhodes claims to be the first vendor, showing up in 1968.

Doug Danger sets jump record

Doug Danger sets jump record

Buffalo Chip fans catch thrilling effort

Bikers, motorcycles combine for unusual art

Bikers motorcycles combine for unusual art

"Eagle" picture from above the goal

Road safety a must during rally

Road safety a must during rally

A lot of pet peeves about some rally riders

Deadly crashes close in on rally record

Deadly crashes close in on rally record

The number of injury accidents has also risen.

Electric bikes hit the market

Electric bikes hit the market

Rice Honda dealership starts sales.

Bikers love their pancakes

Bikers love their pancakes

Many charity organizations gain funds from biker feeds.

Overnight rain soaks bikers

Overnight rain soaks bikers

Many bikers had to dry out their clothes.

Custer Cruising honors vets

Custer Cruising honors vets

The event honor vets at the VFW as riders cruse the Black Hills then play a game of poker.

Custer Events

Custer Events

Custer Events for Rally

Campers get good "Rally" deal

Campers get good Rally deal

Central States Fairgrounds a hit with visitors

Businesses stock up, hope for the best

Businesses stock up hope for the best

Rally numbers can challenge for bars, restaurants

Rally business makes "sweet" profit

Rally business makes sweet profit

Lemonade stand stands out in Sturgis

Rally deaths triple last year's numbers

Rally deaths triple last year s numbers

Nine deaths as rally hits mid point.

Sturgis Rally - Day 3

Sturgis Rally - Day 3

Rally goers express themselves.

76th rally logo unveiled

76th rally logo unveiled

A new tradition to unveil next year's logo this year.

Bikers show softer side

Bikers show softer side

Bikers show softer side

Special task force recovers stolen bikes

Special task force recovers stolen bikes

These days, task force recovers more stolen bikes than bikes are stolen at Sturgis.

Dakota Thunder rolls out of Ellsworth AFB

Dakota Thunder rolls out of Ellsworth AFB

Annual run of veterans to the Sturgis Rally.

Two more fatalities related to Sturgis Rally

Two more fatalities related to Sturgis Rally

Names of victims have not been released

Even rally veterans surprised at traffic

Even rally veterans surprised at traffic

DOT moves to Sturgis with team to track traffic.

Saving lives during Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Life Flight during Rally Week

Saving lives... it's something the Black Hills Life Flight team does every day.

Severe weather live with biker at Sturgis Rally

(img1)vid-Severe weather live with biker at Sturgis Rally

Storms containing hail and strong winds rocked Sturgis late Monday night

Vendors happy with rally crowd

Vendors happy with rally crowd

More than 1,400 vendors licensed this year, breaking the 2005 record set in the 65th rally.

DOT keeps track of Sturgis traffic

DOT keeps track of Sturgis traffic

High tech equipment helps flow, safety

75th Sturgis Rally begins

75th Sturgis Rally begins

While rally official started Monday, bikers have been in the Black Hills for more than a week.

Local brace for record rally crowd

Local brace for record rally crowd

Some parking lot attendants say they can't fit any more bikes in their lots.

Rally Dogs

Rally Dogs

Gary Fischer just can't leave his dogs home.

Parking is always a rally issue

Parking is always a rally issue

Police and tow companies already busy with illegal parking issues

Rally News Conference- Traffic trouble

Rally News Conference- Traffic trouble

Representatives from the Sturgis Police, South Dakota Highway Patrol, and Meade County Sheriff's Office discuss traffic trouble at the 75th Annual Sturgis Rally

Veterans Ride

Veterans Ride

Veterans Ride for Charity at the 75th Annual Motorcycle Rally

Biker Weddings

Biker Weddings

Mass weddings for Bikers During the Rally

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


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