Sturgis rally may draw 1M

  • Tom Dell
  • June 23, 2015
  • This year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be held August 3-9 in Sturgis, S.D.  Locals are predicting that as many as one million motorcyclists will attend.  Here’s what you need to know:

    • Planning on attending? Most people I know who’ve been to the rally say they had a great time.  But . . . if you don’t have accommodations locked up, you’d better move fast.  Expect a shortage of rooms and sky-high rates.  Ditto for campgrounds.  I ran a spot check on Expedia today for rooms in Rapid City.  Just about every lodging was full.  One exception was the Ramada Inn, which is charging $700 per night.
    • Want to visit the Black Hills? Not a good idea immediately before, during and after the rally.  Motorcycle traffic will be heavy throughout the area.  It will be congested and noisy.  I suggest you plan your Black Hills trip at a different time.
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