Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis South Dakota, USA
Sturgis is a small town at 3,450 feet, along Interstate I-90 that is home to 6,442 citizens under normal conditions.
During the first full week of August, the town's population swells to more than 500,000,as motorcycle riders arrive to make it the most populous town or city in South Dakota for a week.
Bike week at Sturgis is one of the most popular Motorcycle events in the country and it happens in a little town in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Of course the visitors don't all stay in Sturgis, every vacant room, trailer, cottage, hut, cabin, and lean two for 50 miles around goes up for rent the first two weeks in August.
Spearfish Canyon and the town of spearfish are popular campgrounds a short distance from Sturgis. Campgrounds in Sturgis offer concerts and events.
Some riders drive their bikes thousands of miles to be at Sturgis, others trailer them in just to enjoy a ride down main street and to park at the restaurant for breakfast while looking at all the bikes lined up of every size and shape.
The hills in the area make great riding. Mount Rushmore is about 60 miles south, Deadwood Keystone, Devils tower, and Spearfish Canyon an easy day trip.
Sturgis offers some great bike rides throughout the Black Hills including Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower and Deadwood.
During the first week of August, hotels and camping areas fill up as 700,000 people visit the area.
Spearfish Campground and Spearfish Canyon become home to visitors
Getting to Sturgis: The nearest large city is Rapid City South Dakota. Air service reaches Rapid City from hubs in Denver and Chicago. Rental cars are available at the airport. From Rapid City take Route 90 west to Sturgis August 9-15 2010
Best Time To Visit South Dakota: Sturgis Motorcycle Week takes place in early August. By the first week in August the town will be full and riders will be cruising the many sightseeing places in the Black Hills.
Visiting other times of the year: May to October 40 f at night 65 f days
The weather is perfect June, July, August but the mid day temperature can reach over 100 f. Cool in May and September, Cold and winter snows October to April Total snow 2 feet per year. June is a wet month. July and August can have thunderstorms with hail.
Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis South Dakota, USA is Bike week in Sturgis, one of the most popular Motorcycle events in the country. During the first full week of August the town's population swells when over 500,000 motorcycle riders arrive.