No, not that kind of scenery. Although the focus in Sturgis is on the action of the Motorcycle Rally downtown, there is a lot more to it than that. Bill and Jack are opening eyes to the actual behind-the-scenes of Sturgis. The dowtown is lined with vendors, bars, restaurants and shops that are only open for between two weeks and two months out of the year! Motorcycles and modified rides line the street to cruise up and down for hours.
The Rally hosts many organized rides for charities and memorial rides. Below is the Legends ride which raises money for charities in the town of Sturgis.
There are not many hotels in the town of Sturigs, but there are many surrounding towns that have hotels. The most surprising part is that the majority of attendees to the rally stay at campgrounds, pitch tents in locals yards and also rent out rooms in local’s homes!
Some of the most popular sites of this rally are areas that are called Saloons (like the Broken Spoke Saloon below). These areas aren’t actual Saloons, but are mostly campgrounds, concert venues, food vendors and entertainment venues all in one.
Bill and Jack have took their adventures on the road for a few days and visited surrounding towns. What’s amazing is that the surrounding towns, like Deadwood, Leeds, Custer and Rapid City have small rallies themselves. These towns cater to the 100,000+ bikes that will roll through during the rally.
Below is a collection of photos from Bill and Jack’s time on their rides in the beautiful South Dakota countryside.
Stay tuned for more scenes from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! We will be bringing you some interesting faces and places of Sturgis and talk to some actual Foremost customers we ran into!