2022 Sturgis Rally starts off strong

STURGIS, S.D. — Friday was the first day for the 82nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, featuring concerts and a kick-off parade. Thousands of bikes poured into the Black Hills for a week of fun, sun, and scenic rides.

“Been great; it’s been great,” said John Miller, a visitor from Evansville, Indiana. “[COVID] kind of slowed things down, but everybody’s back now.”

It definitely feels that way with Main Street packed with bikes, and sidewalks with their riders enjoying the best music, scenery, food and fun the Black Hills has to offer.

“It’s been great. We’ve rode everywhere, it’s been gorgeous,” said Robin Brooks, of Newport, Tennessee. “We’ve been checking out all the scenery and stuff; very beautiful.”

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Day 1 of the Sturgis Rally 2022

Whatever you’re down to do, you’re sure to find it.

“It’s so exciting walking up and down Main Street…going through the stores,” said Nancy Donovan, from Orlando, Florida. “The people have been so nice here.”

For those that come back year after year, it becomes like a family.

“It’s been great…great; we’re really excited,” Nancy said. “We have people coming from Buffalo staying with us and we’re going to do all the rides and all the activities.”

The rally is enticing out-of-towners with those great faces and great places.

“I could move here; it’s beautiful here,” Nancy said. “Just riding through the mountains and riding the back roads, it’s gorgeous.”

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