Don't count on the world slowing down and it taking a long time for August 2014 and the Rally to get here. It seems like yesterday that we were prepping for 2013 and here we are boxing it up, setting it on the shelf, and running full steam ahead into 2014.READ MORE
The first Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, attended by about 200 people, was held in August 1938 with 19 racers at a half mile track in Sturgis, SD. Racing was not the only thing on the agenda. The event also featured such stunts such as board wall crashes, ramp jumps and head-on collisions with an automobile. Johnny Spiegelhoff, of Milwaukee, won most of the prize money ($500 put up by four local businessmen). The event lasted for two days, and did not feature any tours.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame has just launched a newly re-designed website to better serve its constituents. The new website launched on July 18th, just in time for the 74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The site is online at www.sturgismuseum.com.