Iron Pony: 70th Annual Sturgis, South Dakota Bikers Rally


The time is approaching for the Annual Sturgis Rally held in Sturgis, South Dakota in Meade County. This year represents the 70th anniversary of national bikers rally meet. If you haven’t already made reservations for a place to stay during the event where riders will be heading to Sturgis beginning August 1st and ending August 10th. It is also the 105th anniversary of Harley Davidson and the folks from the Milwaukee home base will be seen on the road to and in Sturgis during the eventful five days.
The Daytona and Laconia bike rallies are also an annual event, but the Sturgis bike run is the oldest motorcycle rally event in the history of American motorcycles.
At Sturgis.com you will find places to stay and other important information concerning the huge event.

Traditional hangouts in Sturgis are: Knuckle Saloon, Loud America Roadhouse, Broken Spoke Campground (Hwy 79), Suck Bang Blow, Shade Valley Eye Candy Saloon, Sturgis Motorcycle & Hall of Fame, Wounded Knee Memorial site where motorcycle run will be held, BuffaloChip Campground; One-Eyed Jacks Saloon; Iron Horse Campground; The Lodge at Deadwood; Presbyterian Church Breakfast; Bulldog Campground; Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort; and Coyote Ugly Saloon.
A list of events and entertainment: (See Rally Schedule):
  • 12th Annual Poker Run for the Elderly.
  • Happy Hour featuring draft beer for 50 cents.
  • Hot Dog eating contests.
  • Toby Roktot.
  • The Wall of Death: America’s original extreme motorcycle thrillshow.
  • Guns of Freedom: display of exotic/antique firearms.
  • Five-13 Band.
  • Johnny Lunchmeat.
  • Hill climbing.
  • Good Ol’ Days Raceway.
  • Lucky 13.
  • Ghost Bike Builders.
  • Machine Gun Shooting at the BuffaloChip Campground firing range.
  • Scott Yvonne and Unison.
  • Wounded Knee Memorial Motorcycle Run.
  • Saloon Girls.
  • Guitar Hero Contest.
  • Made in America: Cyril Huze
    Lee Rocker.
  • Ross & Rotten.
  • Dave Mason, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Miss Buffalo Chip Beauty Pageant.
  • Band from Bars.
  • Sharp Dressed Man.
  • Dirty Word.
  • Karaoke.
  • Forever Wild Band.
  • Tattoo Mania (Broken Spoke Saloon) Gill Monte hosting.
  • Joe Santana.

  • Laura Lynn and Lucas Hoge.
  • Moonlight Movies at the Broken Spoke Campground.
  • Harley Davidson Road Tour.
  • H.O.G. Day.
  • Guns 4 Roses.

  • Burn Out Pit.
  • Mafia in concert.
  • Tire Toss contest. [Suck Bang Blow]
  • Beer Chugging Contest at Suck Bang Blow.
  • Best Tattoo Contest [Suck Bang Blow]

  • Wet T-Shirt Contest [Suck Bang Blow]
  • Full Tilt Band.
  • Mechanical Bucking Bull at Shade Valley Eye Candy Saloon.
  • Breakfast at the First Presbyterian Church and the Grace Lutheran Church.
  • Keystone Biker Breakfast.

  • Tricked-out Trike Day at Recreational Springs Resort.
  • Kidz Zone. (City of Sturgis)
  • Garage Shop Fabricators (City of Sturgis)
  • Charlie Brechtel.
  • Dog Leg Preacher.
  • Captain Jack’s Burnout Bridge Party at BuffaloChip Campground.

  • Abate Rodeo.
  • Helicopter Rides at BuffaloChip.
  • Motorcycle as Art/
  • Rebel Rousers Motorcycle Icons.

  • Guitar Hero Contest.
  • World Pickle Lickin’ Contest.
  • Extreme Motorcycle Stunts.
  • Cowboy Red – horseback and quick draw shooting exhibition.
  • Black Hills Run

    Official Commencement of The STURGIS PARTY.

  • Tesla.
  • Rock Thoroughlygood Band.
  • George and the Jungle Joes.
  • 69 Band.
  • Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow.
  • Eclipse.

  • Blackfoot.
  • Ryan Rolanda.
  • Motorcycle Rodeo.
  • Street Drags. (Hot Springs)
  • Harley Davidson Free Bike Wash.
  • Harley Owners Group Pin Stop.

  • 2011 Harley Davidson Motorcycle Demo Rides.
  • Beer Garden and Live Music.
  • Voo Doo Highway.
  • Burn Out Pit.
  • Best Tattoo Contest for women.
  • Frozen Shirt Contest.

  • Lehman Trike Demo Rides and Factory Tours.
  • Black Hills Moonlight Poker Run Benefit.
  • Keystone Biker Breakfast.
  • World’s Biggest Tequila Dance.
  • Ross & Rotten.
  • Baby Snakes.

  • Judy Hoos.
  • Purchase $5 Broken Spoke Mug and free beer for one hour at Broken Spoke Campground.
  • Legends Gallery.
  • IMBAA Bike Show Registration.
  • Michael Lichter and Sugar Bear Ride.
  • Wings of Healing Ministries

    .38 Special.

  • Seven Bridges Road – Eagles Tribute Band.
  • Vets Don’t Forget Poker Run.
  • Egg Roll Contest.
  • Mayor’s Ride.
  • Annual BuffaloChip Mud Races.

  • Reptile Gardens.
  • Stars of Cigars at Deadwood Tobacco.
  • Pitchfork Fondue.
  • Midget Wrestling.
  • Scarlet Haze.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus and Bother Cycle.

  • Rogan Brothers.
  • Extreme Sport Fighting.
  • Randall Zwarte Band.
  • Short Track Racing.
  • Amateur Hill Climb.
  • Buffalo Chip GalBlog for Arizona

    Black Hills/Sturgis 70th Anniversary Official Motorcycle Rally. (Across state of South Dakota)

  • Blue 88 Band.
  • Mad Dog and the Smokin Js Band.
  • World Championship of Custom Bike Building.
  • Darling Stilettos.
  • Pop Evil.
  • Hellyeah.

  • Godsmack.
  • 3 Days Grace.
  • URAL Motorcycles and Sidecar Demo Rides.
  • Last Call Band.
  • Babe’s Bike Wash.
  • Drive-In Movie at dusk (Recreational Springs Resort).

  • All-Bike Drag Racing.
  • Tumbleweed Junction.
  • Scarlet Haze.
  • Marshal Tucker Band.
  • Devils Tower Ride. [Jackpine Gypsies M/C]
  • Bag Lady Sue – X-Rated Adult Comic.

  • Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.
  • Black Oak Arkansas (in concert).
  • Eddie Money.
  • Drivin’ Blind.
  • Malibu Bikini Contest – public judging.

  • Theft [band].
  • Skillet [band].
  • Creed [band].
  • Hot Body Contest.
  • Dakota Thunder Ride.
  • Topless Tuesday at Recreational Springs Resort.

  • Stone Sour.
  • Motley Crue.
  • Black Frog Band.
  • Silver Billet – Bob Seger Tribute Band.
  • Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi Tribute Band.
  • CCR – Credence Clearwater Revival

    Paradise City – Guns ‘N Roses Tribute Band.

  • Straight Shooter – Bad Company Tribute Band.
  • Gallagher [comedian].
  • Confederate Railroad.
  • Warrant [band].
  • Miller Casino Party.
  • Eagles of Death Metal.
  • CCR (Credence Clearwater Revival)

    Wolfmother.
  • Stone Temple Pilots.
  • Kentucky Headhunters.
  • Dallas Moore.
  • Black Stone Cherry.
  • Sturgis Rally Charity Ride

    Sweet Cyanide.

  • Illumination Fire Troupe.
  • Electric Rev (Jimmie Bratcher).
  • The Scorpions.
  • Disturbed [in concert].
  • Superstar Wrestling.
  • Karaoke: Full-Throttle Saloon

    Alice in Chains.

  • Guns ‘N Roses.
  • Charm City Devils.
  • Most Outrageous Piercings Contest.
  • Drivin’ Blind.
  • Ferrell Webber Band.
  • Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin Tribute Band.

  • Screamin’ Eagle Performance Parts Race.
  • Tricked-out Trike Day.
Senator John McCain – Addressing Sturgis Crowd

As you can see, you will not want for something to do.

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