South Dakota wraps up the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

August 13, 2013

Downtown Sturgis during the Rally.
South Dakota was all abuzz last week for the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Sturgis is about 120 miles from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It was my first time experiencing the Rally, which takes place throughout Sturgis and I had a great time taking photos as well as catching up with our business manager Dawn Sherman and her friends. Both she and her husband are experienced riders.
Our business manager Dawn Sherman (center) with her husband Paul, far left (Rapid City, SD, residents), along with her friends
at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD.
Fire performer "Torch" at Full Throttle.
Fire performer "Torch" at Full Throttle.
According to Wikipedia, the City of Sturgis has calculated that the Rally brings over $800 million to South Dakota annually. The City of Sturgis earned almost $270,000 in 2011 from selling event guides and sponsorships.

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