This year’s Sturgis Rally may be over but there are 354 days till the 77th Sturgis Rally, not like we are counting. AMERiders hopes that everyone that went had an awesome time and arrived back home safely and in one piece. It is time to go back to our normal lives, wait we are normal? Yeah, we know normal is just a saying and most motorcycle riders are far from normal. But who are we kidding anyone that has been to Sturgis once, counts the days till the next Sturgis Rally Starts.
77th Sturgis Rally Logo Unveiled
If you are wondering exactly when the next Sturgis Rally is going to be so you can plan ahead then you can check the Sturgis Website for Future Dates and the 77th Sturgis Rally dates are going to be from August 7-13, 2017. This past week during the 76th Rally the logo for next year was unveiled. Many people gathered around the east photo tower to see the new logo look for next year. The logo is designed by Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. and is the only official logo for the Rally each year. The new logo gives vendors plenty of time to get merchandise ready for the 77th.
2016 Safest Rally Year So Far
This year’s rally was known as one of the safer ones as there were fewer deaths and total accidents than there were in 2015. Last year, a record 15 people were killed on area roads during the 75th-anniversary rally. This year’s 3 deaths is lower than the previous record of 4, in both 2011 and 2014. Wildlife collisions were a major issue this year, although only one fatality was related to them.
Wildlife is not the only reason for accidents either, geography also plays a part in the deaths as the Black Hills and other areas are challenging rides. Age and alcohol have also been factors as Sturgis bikers tend to be middle-aged or older, and of course, alcohol is part of the Sturgis experience most will say. Combining riding with knocking back a few beers or bourbons is also a recipe for disaster. However, the most common element among the fatal wrecks is that about three-quarters of the fatal wrecks involved a rider without a helmet.
77th Sturgis Rally will be here before you know it
Although this year’s rally has ended next year’s rally is just around the corner. Did we mention it’s 354 days away? Not like we are counting, awe who are we kidding we are definitely counting. As you get back into the groove we hope that you all made it home safe and sound and if you have any great pictures and stories don’t hesitate to let us know by sending them to the address below. We are looking forward to the 77th Sturgis Rally and hope to see you there.
And as always….
~Live Free Ride Hard~
AMERiders is looking forward to the 77th Sturgis Rally and hopes to see you there.
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