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77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally in Full Swing Here’s What’s Going On

The 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally in Full Swing so AMERiders is letting you know what’s going on for those that are missing it to plan for next year. It started just a few days agon and still ends this weekend but there is still so much happening in Sturgis right now. So for those of you that didn’t go this year or have never gone at all. We are still bringing you a bit of information so you may plan your trip for next year.

Today’s Big events

Legendary Sturgis 5K

Although this one has already happened it is a big one that does happen every year and we grabbed a picture of what it looked like from the Sturgis FB page.

77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual RallyDate: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Registration: 6:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
5K Run: 7:00 a.m.
Sturgis Brown High School, 12930 East Hwy 34, Sturgis, SD

5K with T Shirt*: $20.00 – REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED, PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR

Join us for a fun race as we run right down Legendary Main Street Sturgis on a flat, fast course from Sturgis Brown High School to the VIP Hospitality Village during the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally! It doesn’t get more simple than this: walk/jog /run … and raise money for local animal shelter! Free breakfast, SWAG, & more!

Beard & Mustache Contest

20 Long DaysYes, it’s official the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ will be the qualifier for the National Beard and Mustache Contest for 2017.  https://www.nationalbeardchampionships.com/ We all know that the motorcycle culture brings out the guys with the beards and mustaches.  Think you’ve got a great beard or mustache? Are you going to be at the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally?  Well if you do and you are, we want you!

Come on down to Harley-Davidson Rally Point on the legendary Sturgis Main Street Wednesday, August 9th starting at 5:00 p.m. during the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and see how your beard compares to your buddies. Don’t even think about not coming.  You owe it to yourself to be part of this outstanding competition. Besides, the overall winner of the Sturgis contest will be automatically entered into the National Beard and Mustache contest held in Los Angeles, California in November.

New logo for next year

Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen To Unveil Official 78th Anniversary Logo

What:  Mayor Mark Carstensen, along with City Manager Daniel Ainslie and numerous SMRi board members, will be on hand to unveil the 78th official logo of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally on historic Main Street in downtown Sturgis.

When:  Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, at noon

Where: Main Street, Sturgis, SD, East Photo Tower (Main Street, just west of Junction)

See the calendar for the rest of today’s events here

Peek at Tomorrow’s events for the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally
12:00 PM Yancey – Buffalo Bodega, 658 Main St. Deadwood
12:00 PM Street Food Throw Down Ceremony (Rally Point) (CLICK to learn more!)
1:00 PM Two Way Crossing – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
1:00 PM Barnyard Stompers – Mangy Moose Saloon, 240 E. Main St. Hill City
2:00 PM Outlaw Nation Southern Revivial – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis.
2:00 PM Tasty Freeze – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Patron Patio, 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr. Deadwood
5:00 PM 35th and Taylor – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
5:30 PM Tripwire – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.
6:00 PM Forgotten Highway & Little Texas – Main Street Square, 512 Main St. Rapid City
6:00 PM Crash Wagon – Downtown Rapid City, 7th & Saint Joseph, Rapid City
7:00 PM (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM) Vendor Social, VIP Hospitality
8:00 PM Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.
8:00 PM Lit – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis.
8:00 PM Guild of Ages – One-Eyed Jacks Saloon, 1304 Main St. Sturgis.
8:00 PM Jackyl – Full Throttle Saloon / Pappy Hoel Campground, 19942 SD-79, Vale, SD
8:30 PM George Thorogood – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
9:00 PM Free Fallin’ – Shade Valley Resort, 20158 137th Place, Sturgis.
9:00 PM Judd Hoos – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.
9:00 PM The Cowardly Lions – Saloon No. 10, 657 Main St. Deadwood
10:30 PM Hairball – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis.
10:30 PM Blink-182 – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
10:30 PM Dirty Word – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.
11:00 PM Juke House – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders keep you up to date with information on the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally.

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1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally Has Arrived Let’s Have Some Fun Food and Music

Since the 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally Has Arrived we at AMERiders know that there is plenty of Fun, Food, and Music to be had. We wanted to wish all of you Safe Travels, Have loads of fun and Keep the Sunny Side up and the Rubber side down. We also thought we would give you a list of some of the things happening today that will start out the 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally. If you wanna see some live action from Sturgis they have some live feeds on their face book page.

Calendar of events for Friday, August 4th

Here are the events for 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally.. The opening ceremony is at 3PM

12:00 PM Yancey – Buffalo Bodega, 658 Main St. Deadwood
12:00 PM Pappy Hoel Speed Classic (Meade County Fairgrounds / Gates Open at 10:30)
1:00 PM Barnyard Stompers – Mangy Moose Saloon, 240 E. Main St. Hill City
2:00 PM Outlaw Nation Southern Revival – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis
2:15 PM Parade, Fairgrounds to H-D Rally Point
3:00 PM 77th Sturgis Rally Opening Ceremony (Fairgrounds -> Rally point)
4:00 PM Charlie Brechtel Band – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
4:30 PM Cody Hullinger – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
5:30 PM Broseph E. Lee – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
6:00 PM In This Moment – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis
7:30 PM Flannel – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
8:00 PM Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
8:00 PM The Grind – One-Eyed Jacks Saloon, 1304 Main St. Sturgis
8:30 PM Trapt – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
9:00 PM Judd Hoos – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
9:00 PM Whiskey Rebellion – Saloon No. 10, 657 Main St. Deadwood
9:00 PM Rolling Thunder (AC/DC Tribute Band) – Shade Valley Resort, 20158 137th Place, Sturgis
10:30 PM Drowning Pool – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
10:30 PM Dirty Word – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
11:00 PM Juke House – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
11:59 PM The Dirtboxwailers – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip

Concerts for August Friday, August 4th.

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Here are the concerts and locations for 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally.

Friday, August 4, 5:30 PM Broseph E. Lee – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 6:00 PM In This Moment – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 7:30 PM Flannel – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
Friday, August 4, 8:00 PM Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 8:00 PM The Grind – One-Eyed Jacks Saloon, 1304 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 8:30 PM Trapt – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
Friday, August 4, 9:00 PM Rolling Thunder (AC/DC Tribute Band) – Shade Valley Resort, 20158 137th Place, Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 9:00 PM Judd Hoos – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 9:00 PM Whiskey Rebellion – Saloon No. 10, 657 Main St. Deadwood
Friday, August 4, 10:30 PM Drowning Pool – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
Friday, August 4, 10:30 PM Dirty Word – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 11:00 PM Juke House – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 11:59 PM The Dirtboxwailers – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

1st Day

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders keep you up to date on the 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Sturgis May Be Over but There Are 354 Days Till the 77th Sturgis Rally

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
77th Sturgis Rally
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
77th Sturgis Rally
76th Annual Sturgis Rally Safest 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~

77th Sturgis Rally

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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AMERiders is looking forward to the 77th Sturgis Rally and hopes to see you there.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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