Final Sturgis Rally Update

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug 12-13

2016 sturgis motorcycle rally sidecar

Following the rain on Thursday, these people were taking no chances.

Courtesy of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sadly, the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is almost over. We had a good time in the Black Hills of South Dakota and hope you did too. Here's the final update from the City of Riders.

Vendor Statistics - YTD

  • As of 8:00 a.m. today, the City of Sturgis has issued 723 Temporary Vending Permits. This number compares to 904 in 2015 and 679 in 2014.

General Information

  • Main Street Photo Towers are open 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily thru Saturday.

  • Daily press conferences are finished for this year.

  • Live bands will take the stage at the Harley-Davidson Rally Point from noon until 3 and 4 until 7 thru Saturday.

  • Harley-Davidson is open for demo rides and numerous other exhibits on the Community Center lot at 1401 Lazelle. Open 9-4 thru Saturday.

  • Demo rides for Ducati, Indian, Can-Am-Spyder all day at Exit 30 thru Saturday.

Most activities end on Saturday afternoon. Most retail vendors will likely remain open thru the weekend. Final attendee numbers will be released after several other data sets are received – this may take 4-5 weeks as some of the data used to determine a final number comes from the SD Department of Revenue. Keep an eye on the official rally site for updates and plans for the 2017 rally.