The 79th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is right around the corner!
It's happening August 2-11, 2019 in Sturgis, South Dakota and we want to
help you make the most of your trip! Aside from hanging out with other
riders, you'll have the chance to show off your bike, listen to live
music, sightsee, and more! Every year brings different activities but
one thing is for sure, if you're a motorcycle enthusiast, Sturgis is the
place to be! We've put together a short list of events that we recommend
if you're making your way to Sturgis this year.
Legendary Sturgis 5K
Every year riders trade in their bikes for a pair of running shoes to
participate in the
Legendary Sturgis 5K. The event starts at the Fort Meade Softball Fields and ends at
Woodland Shelter in the city park. For a $40 registration fee, you can
run, walk, or jog and support a local charity while you do it. Check in
begins at 7am on Sunday, August 4, 2019. After you cross the finish
line, you'll be treated to what's described as "the best
breakfast in town."
Ride with a Local
Community is something that's extremely important during the
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The rally is about more than just showing off your motorcycle,
it's also about meeting new people and being surrounded by a
community that enjoys the same things you do. Whether it's your
first year or your tenth year, you'll be welcomed with open arms and
can even take a tour with someone who knows their way around. The Ride
with a Local event will have you buddy up with a local rider that will
show you some of the sights that the Black Hills of South Dakota have to
offer. The ride takes about three hours and ends with a catered lunch
once you return to Sturgis.
Mount Rushmore is
currently under construction, it is still open to the public to visit,
take photos, and explore the area. There are great views of the monument
that are motorcycle friendly so you can either ride by or stop to take
in the sights, whichever you prefer. At the monument you can enjoy an
audio tour, gift shop, and the famous Carver's Cafe and Ice Cream
Shop. A trip to South Dakota isn't complete without a visit to Mount
Along with great food and sightseeing, there are also several concerts
for everyone to enjoy. There are over 20 bands performing on the main
stage to celebrate the rally this year. Some of the artists you can
catch at the rally this year include Keith Urban, Godsmack, Toby Keith,
Snoop Dogg, Distrubed, Cheaptrick, and others. No matter what type of
music you enjoy, there will definitely be a concert that gets you
Whether you're an avid motorcycle rider or just an enthusiast, there
are a ton of different things to check out at the Sturgis Motorcycle
Rally. It's a historical week that has taken place in South Dakota
for 79 years and offers a little something for everyone.
If you're headed to the rally this year, it's a good idea to
make sure you're covered before you hit the road. Contact your local
Acceptance Insurance Agent for a free quote on
and let's make sure you and your bike are safe on the road.