Don’t Miss These Events at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on August 7th

Join us on August 7th for an exhilarating day at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! Discover the excitement of a legendary 5K race, ride with locals, explore the V-Twin Visionary Bike Show, and groove to live music by Nate Botsford and the Kenneth Brian Band. Get ready to immerse yourself in the heart of the rally’s spirit!

Start Your Day with the Legendary 5K Race

Kickstart your day with an adrenaline-pumping activity that also supports a noble cause. The Legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 5K Race is scheduled for 7:00 AM. To participate, pre-registration is required. Head over to the Woodland Shelter at Sturgis City Park, where the finish line awaits your triumphant arrival. If you’re worried about getting to the starting line, worry not—there’s a shuttle that departs at 7:45 AM to take you there. It’s important to note that all proceeds from the race go directly to the Sturgis Animal Shelter, making this event not only an exhilarating experience but also an opportunity to give back to the community.

5K Run
5K Run

Ride Like a Local

For those seeking an authentic Sturgis experience, the Ride with a Local event is a must-attend. To join this ride, pre-registration is necessary. The adventure departs from the Sturgis Tennis Courts at 6th and Williams Street at 9:00 AM. This guided motorcycle journey provides participants with the opportunity to explore the area alongside seasoned locals, adding a unique perspective to your rally experience.

Sturgis Motorcycle Event riders
Sturgis Motorcycle Event riders

Rally Headquarters and Passport Collection

From 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, the Sturgis Rally Headquarters opens its doors to enthusiasts at 1019 Main Street. Here, attendees can enjoy air-conditioned comfort while perusing a variety of vendors. Additionally, this is the ideal spot to pick up your Mayor’s Poker Run passport and Passport to Sturgis. These documents not only serve as mementos of your participation but also provide a sense of accomplishment as you immerse yourself in the rally’s activities.

Showcasing the Best – V-Twin Visionary Bike Show

For those who appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship of motorcycles, the V-Twin Visionary Bike Show is an event not to be missed. Taking place at Harley-Davidson Rally Point from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, this showcase celebrates the ingenuity of bike builders and their masterpieces. Marvel at the diverse range of motorcycles on display, each representing a unique vision and style within the world of biking.

Showcasing the Best V Twin Visionary Bike Show
 The Best V Twin Visionary Bike Show

Testing Your Luck – Mayor’s Charity Poker Tournament

No rally is complete without a touch of friendly competition. At noon, join the excitement of the 5th Annual Mayor’s Charity Poker Tournament at Cadillac Jack’s in Deadwood. Engage in the strategic game of poker while supporting a charitable cause—a combination that truly embodies the Sturgis spirit.

Mayor poker tournament
Mayor poker tournament

Musical Delights – Nate Botsford and Kenneth Brian Band

As the sun begins to set, indulge in the musical talents that the Sturgis Rally has to offer. From 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, catch the captivating performance of Nate Botsford at Harley-Davidson Rally Point. His melodies will create the perfect atmosphere as you unwind and soak in the rally’s energy.

Nate Botsford 1
Nate Botsford 1

Later in the evening, prepare for a captivating musical journey with the Kenneth Brian Band, sponsored by Harley-Davidson, at Harley-Davidson Rally Point from 8:00 PM to 9:45 PM. Let their music reverberate through the rally, culminating in an unforgettable experience that resonates with the rally’s essence.

Kenneth Brian Band
Kenneth Brian Band


Monday, August 7th, promises an unforgettable array of events that embody the essence of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. From heart-pounding races and captivating rides to musical performances that set the stage alight, every moment is an opportunity to embrace the rally’s spirit of camaraderie, adventure, and passion for all things motorcycles. Make the most of this day by immersing yourself in the exhilarating atmosphere and forging memories that will last a lifetime.

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