Sturgis Dates, South Dakota, Motorcycle Rally
Sturgis is on Interstate I-90 a ride away from Mount Rushmore or from 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 weekend in August everything will be ready and many riders will arrive
to make rides in the surrounding hills and to take in the concerts.
(See Concert Schedule below)
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. First and second week in August each year.
(The event takes place on the first full week in August)
Sturgis gets crowded in August , every vacant room, trailer, cottage, hut, cabin, and lean two for 50 miles around goes up for rent the first and second week in August.
Many campgrounds are within 40 miles including Spearfish Canyon for those that want to be out of the crowds.
Music starts the first week. Rides in surrounding Black Hills and Badlands start the first weekend in August
Sturgis Rally Rides
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 of every size and shape lined up. By the first weekend in
August many riders will have arrived for rides in the hills.
The Black Hills area make great riding. Mount Rushmore is about 60 miles south, Deadwood Keystone, Devils tower, and Spearfish Canyon an easy day ride.
Badlands Loop Road is a 220 mile round trip
Elsworth air Force Base Air Museum is a 60 mile round Trip
Devils Tower: 160 mile Rt by the highway Route 90, or 160 RT by State Highway
Sturgis rides include 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
Dates for the South Dakota Motorcycle Rally in
Sturgis are the first full week in August
|Black Hills SD Sightseeing
Sturgis Rally South Dakota bikes line up on Main St
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis South Dakota
August 2015, Sturgis Rally Dates
August 3 to August 9
Rally Events Aug. 1 to Aug. 10
See 2014 Concert Schedule Below
2014 Rally Concert Performances at the Buffalo Chip Camp Ground, Sturgis
Saturday August 2
The Cult, Queensryche
Sunday August 3
Collective Soul, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Cyanide
Monday August 4
Zac Brown Band, John Mayal
Tuesday August 5
Motley Crue , Alice Cooper
Wednesday August 6
Florida Georgia Line, ZZ Top
Thursday August 7
Pop Evil, Wild Blue Country Band, and Train.
Friday August 8
Pretty Restless, Cheap Trick, A Course Of Action
Saturday August 9