Custer officials: Stock up on supplies to prepare for Sturgis Rally attendance

The 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is just around the corner, and some rally goers are already in the area. Custer officials are urging residents to prepare for the influx.

Rally attendance is expected to more than double this year with estimates around one million people. That could cause some problems for getting around and running simple errands for locals.

Residents are asked to pre-plan personal affairs that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Stocking up on groceries and other supplies
  • Filling prescriptions
  • Getting gas for our automobiles
  • Banking
  • Doctor visits
  • Going to the post office
  • Renewing driver’s license
  • Getting license plates renewed

Mike Carter, Director of Emergency Management Services for Custer County says “this is a time of year that many of us look forward to and increases our tourism and business climate. At the same time it takes our small town atmosphere to an entirely new level and we just need to be prepared.”

As a way to quickly update the public, a Twitter account and Facebook page have been created.