STURGIS, SD – June 18, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will go on with the City of Sturgis joining a group of Black Hills-area venues that had already committed to hosting the event. Up to this point, these businesses were unsure if they would be moving forward with or without the City.
“I’m very pleased with the city council’s decision to join the 2020 rally this year,” said Randy Peterson of Sturgis.com, the original site dedicated to promoting the Sturgis Rally. “A sampling of more than 50 local businesses and campgrounds had already stated they would be open for business, but with the City’s involvement, necessary municipal services will be provided within city limits.”
The City’s involvement in the rally will allow the sale of vendor permits within the City and Main Street will be closed off to motorcycle-only traffic.
The City’s decision only affects what happens within City limits, not the rest of the Black Hills region. To date, neither the State of South Dakota nor any Black Hills’ government has suspended rally events.
More than 50 regional businesses have expressed their conviction to be open and hosting the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2020, with more businesses joining the list every day. The most up to date list of these businesses can be found at https://sturgis.com/blog/will-the-sturgis-motorcycle-rally-be-canceled-sturgis-rally-is-on-say-businesses-even-if-city-opts-out.
The 80th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be held Aug. 7-16, 2020.
Sturgis.com is the original website dedicated to promoting the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the largest motorcycle rally in the world. It is held annually in The Black Hills and in Sturgis, South Dakota for 10 days during the first week of August. It was started by local Indian dealer Pappy Hoel in 1938. Since its beginning, private area businesses throwing events such as races, concerts, and rides have made, and continue to make, the Sturgis Rally what it is today. 2020 will mark the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Source: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally