The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, love it or hate it, will go on. Despite some events being postponed and canceled due to newfound COVID-19 delta variant concerns, Bike Week in Sturgis, South Dakota, seems unaffected. Tens of thousands of attendees continue to flood in from all over the United States, just as they have for the last 81 years.
From Lazelle Street out to the Buffalo Chip, from Deadwood to Custer, the party seemed to continue like it always has. Custom bike shows filled with big-wheel baggers and radical choppers; their parking lots filled with black Street Glides. From impromptu tattoos to airbrushed naked people—you can always count on the people-watching being just as entertaining as the bikes.
As we’ve seen the wide-ranging acceptance of Bagger Racing this year, it’s no surprise to be seeing more and more high-performance V-twins at events like this. It’s the merging of two cultures as bikers and racers are often on opposite sides of the motorcycle world, but something we believe can bring great benefit to both sides.
The rally goes until August 15 with plenty of live music, custom bike shows, and more for attendees to check out. Stay tuned for more coverage as the event continues!