Heading for the Sturgis 80th Motorcycle Rally 2020? It is still on!10 Days and Nights of Riding, Food, and Music. Only 52 days away and counting.
August 7-16, Sturgis, South Dakota.
According to the official website's timeline it all began in 1936 when Clarence "Pappy" Hoel purchased an Indian Motorcycle Franchise in Sturgis, South Dakota. The Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club was formed. The first Sturgis Rally, known as the Black Hills Classic, was held on August 14, 1936 with a race of 9 participants and a small audience. Due to gas rationing in support of the war efforts the Rally did not take place from 1939-1941. 1942 was the return year of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 2015 the City of Sturgis proudly celebrated the 75th annual event with a record attendance of an amazing 750,000+ participants spanning over a 10 day period. 2020 marks this highly anticipated rally's 80th Anniversary!
Nearby attractions include the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, Just east of town is Fort Meade, a 19th century military outpost, and the Old Fort Meade Museum. To the south, Black Hills National Forest has rugged mountains, canyons and trails.
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