Sturgis will see a toned-down motorcycle rally in August (Audio)
June 16, 2020
STURGIS, S.D. – The uncertainty of COVID-19 will mean a toned down 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally come August.
The Sturgis City Council on Monday night chose an option to welcome in bikers for this year’s event – but, other than the usual motorcycle parking on Main Street, there will be few events.
Sturgis City Manager Daniel Ainslie says in an effort to try and avoid large crowds on Main Street, the city will have no photo towers, no opening ceremony, no entertainment or events at Rally Point and no B-1 flyover…
Ainslie says this has been a tough decision for the council, and because they couldn’t close down the city, they felt this was their best option…
Ainslie says the city has been working closely with Monument Health – who own hospitals in Rapid City, Sturgis and Spearfish on the rally issue.