Sturgis Dates, South Dakota, Motorcycle Rally,
The First Full Week in August

Sturgis Motercycle Rally the first full week in August

Sturgis is on  Interstate I-90,  a day trip away from Mount Rushmore and the Badlands National Park. During the first full week of August the town of Sturgis will increase its population  to over  500,000, making it the most populous town or city in South Dakota for a week.

By the first week in August everything will be ready and many riders will have arrived. to make rides in the surrounding hills.
Bike week at Sturgis is one of the most popular Motorcycle events in the country and will turn the Black Hills of South Dakota into a rolling party.

Sturgis Rally Rides

Riders drive their bikes thousands of miles to be at Sturgis to enjoy a ride down main street and to ride in the Black Hills.

  • Mount Rushmore
The Black Hills area make great riding. Mount Rushmore is about 60 miles south of Sturgis near Keystone.  120 RT
  • Deadwood
Deadwood at about 60 miles RT offers casino gambling, sightseeing, and shopping.
  • Keystone
A western town ambiance, horseback riding, sightseeing, proximity to Mount Rushmore.
  • Devils Tower
A good days ride to Wyoming, 160 mile Rt by the highway Route 90, or by State Highway
  •  Spearfish Canyon
Spearfish Canyon is a day ride through the scenic byway on the road to Deadwood.

Badlands NP can be a 220 mile round trip from Sturgis

  • Elsworth Air Force Base Air Museum
East of Rapid City is a 60 mile round Trip
Riders will tour the Black Hills including Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, and Deadwood.
During the first week of August, hotels and camping areas fill up as over 500,000 people visit the area.

Spearfish Campground and Spearfish Canyon become home to visitors
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held each year on the first full week in August.  The Sturgis Motorcycle is the most popular rally in the US.  See Rally Dates and Concert Schedule below
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held on the first full week in August in Sturgis South Dakota.
  • Best Time To Visit South Dakota:  
Sturgis Motorcycle Week takes place  the first full week in August.    

By Saturday the first week of 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.  
How to Reach Sturgis, South Dakota
  • Air
The nearest large city to the Black Hills is Rapid City South Dakota. Air service reaches Rapid City from hubs in Denver and Chicago.
  • Auto
Rental cars are available at the airport. From Rapid City take scenic Route 44 east to Interior and the Badlands National Park  or take Route I-90 West to Sturgis, Spearfish, Deadwood, Rushmore.
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August 2015, Sturgis Rally Dates
August 3 to August 9
Events Aug. 1 to Aug. 10
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