2016 Sturgis Rally Final Update

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally comes to a close

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Following the rain on Thursday, these people were taking no chances.Courtesy of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The Olympics may be in full swing but it's closing ceremonies time for the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Obviously, attendance was down from the last year's landmark 75th anniversary party but there was still plenty of fun to be had in the Black Hills. This is the city's final update and we hope you enjoy the ride home.

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.

You'll find more information on both the 2016 and 2017 Sturgis rallies on their website.