Weird and Wonderful Sturgis 2020 Gallery

20+ photos of the bikes and people of Sturgis’ 80th Anniversary



Every year, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gives us amazing photos of the wild motorcycles and characters that make it such a popular event, and at least in that regard, 2020 is no different! As the rally celebrated its 80th anniversary, bikers from all over the world made their way to South Dakota to celebrate as well.


From the Buffalo Chip to Lazelle Street, this year’s event almost seemed like a normal rally. Though attendance was down nearly 8 percent from last year and lower than previously expected for the big anniversary, a claimed 462,182 riders still chose to come out and (hopefully) put the pandemic and the rest of 2020′s woes behind them, partying with motorcycles like they always do. Custom shows were full of builds and the concerts, though a bit more spaced out, were still full of people dancing and singing along.


From big wheel baggers to body paint, there is no spectacle in the motorcycle world quite like the Sturgis rally! Weird and wonderful, it’s always fun to watch the show.

Sturgis 2020
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally always hosts a wild array of characters and motorcycles.Savannah Rose
A machined blender attaches to a Shovelhead chopper’s open beltdrive
Biker ingenuity! A machined blender attaches to a Shovelhead chopper’s open beltdrive for mixing cocktails on the fly!Savannah Rose
Custom motorcycle Sturgis 2020
With such a high concentration of motorcycles, wild and unique customs are easy to find.Savannah Rose
Custom Harley Road Glide Sturgis 2020
No matter the bike, every rider makes their machine their own–Like the Diva on her custom Road Glide.Savannah Rose
drop-seat Ironhead chopperSturgis 2020
A well patinaed drop-seat Ironhead chopper sits along sparkly-painted show bikes. Different, but appreciated all the same.Savannah Rose
Pets at Sturgis 2020
Just like the people attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, pets come in all shapes and sizes!Savannah Rose
variety of custom v-twins at Sturgis 2020
The variety of custom motorcycles at Sturgis never disappoints–as long as you like V-twins.Savannah Rose
Patriotism on three wheels at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Patriotism on three wheels at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. That rhinestone-helmet must weigh a ton!Savannah Rose
Skull helmet rider at Sturgis 2020
A lack of helmet laws in South Dakota opens up the novelty headwear options, like this crazy skull helmet.Savannah Rose
Sportster jumps over a rider on a minibike at Sturgis 2020
Camp Zero is always a lively party! Here a Sportster jumps over a rider on a minibike.Savannah Rose
A custom pull-start chopper sits at Camp Zero
Customs don’t have to be big to be cool! A custom pull-start chopper sits at Camp Zero.Savannah Rose
Down With Rona! That’s one thing we can all agree on.
Down With Rona! That’s one thing we can all agree on.Savannah Rose
Dirty dancing at Sturgis 2020
Hey wait! That doesn’t look like social distancing.Savannah Rose
Boss Hoss V8 trikes are always a sight, though it seems we only see them at rallies.
Boss Hoss V8 trikes are always a sight, though it seems we only see them at rallies.Savannah Rose
High-powered baggers have been a growing trend for years, blending comfort with performance and style.
High-powered baggers have been a growing trend for years, blending comfort with performance and style.Savannah Rose
Forget leather vests and boots, 2020 is about cut-off overalls and Crocs
Forget leather vests and boots, 2020 is about cut-off overalls and Crocs.Savannah Rose
high-performance custom on the H-D Softail platform
This high-performance custom on the H-D Softail platform is exactly the sort of build we love seeing at V-twin shows.Savannah Rose
Bright white custom motorcycle with neon green accents
Some bikes just can’t get loud enough. Brighter paint and more speakers, please!Savannah Rose
Lone wolf or member of the wolf pack? Either way, this rider is fierce.
Lone wolf or member of the wolf pack? Either way, this rider is fierce.Savannah Rose
Custom green motorcycle at Sturgis 2020
Many of the bikes seen are easier to appreciate if you skip asking the “why?” and “how?” questions.Savannah Rose
This bagger has an Avengers paint job at Sturgis 2020
Many riders just pick a theme and go with it, like this bagger with an Avengers paint job.Savannah Rose
Guys in kilt and a pink skeleton bodysuit at Sturgis 2020
Kilt and a pink skeleton bodysuit? Just another day in Sturgis.Savannah Rose
A two-person barstool kart powered by a Sportster 883 engine
A two-person barstool kart powered by a Sportster 883 engine!Savannah Rose
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