Tatanka Registration Fees Increase Soon!

Registration fees for the Tatanka mountain bike race, an epic race hosted in Sturgis with multiple distance options, are increasing at the start of February! The registration fees for the epic distance, which is a 135km race starting at Mount Rushmore are $100, but will be increasing to $125 tomorrow. If you plan to ride your mountain bike in this event, or know of someone else who does, now is a great time to register. The registration fees for the shorter 55km distance will be increasing as well.

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Sturgis Camaro Rally 2016 Schedule

2016 Sturgis Camaro Rally Schedule has been announced!

The first day of the 2016 Camaro Rally is Thursday, June 23 and will include registration at the Easyriders Saloon, a guided poker run, and be followed by an evening mixer, a pub crawl, and entertainment! Fridays activities will include a complimentary breakfast for registered attendees at the Knuckle Saloon, a fun run, autocross, and drag racing. The events for Saturday, June 25 include a car show and show and shine, main street photo, loud pipes contest, and evening entertainment at the Easyriders Saloon. The final day of the Rally consists of a fun run and a photo opportunity at the Crazy Horse Memorial.

See the full schedule on the Sturgis Camaro Rally website.

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Women of Sturgis 2015 Bike Rally Pictures

The fabulous women of Sturgis are one of the most talked about attractions of the annual Sturgis Bike Rally. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally draws hundreds of thousands annually in Western South Dakota, and most of those visitors make it into downtown Sturgis for at least a day or two during their visit.

Some of the women who visit the area take the opportunity to wear a bit less than perhaps they normally would and show off their assets. The men who visit Sturgis, and many of the women as well, definitely look forward to the spectacle. There are many interesting outfits, body paint, and uniforms on display at the Rally. The diversity of what is on display makes for an interesting adventure for all who attend.

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Jerry Cole, new Sturgis Rally and Events Director

Jerry Cole began in his new position with the City of Sturgis as the Rally and Events Director on Monday, December 28, 2015. Jerry Cole, who has a long history in government work will be the man primarily responsible for organizing the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on behalf of the City of Sturgis. Although the Rally has become more of a Black Hills area event, and has really outgrown its roots in Sturgis, it remains the center of the area activities and Sturgis Main Street remains the one must visit spot when in the area for the [in?]famous Rally Week.

Mr. Cole acted as Director of the Parks and Recreation Department of nearby Rapid City for 8 years from 2004-2012, and more recently served as Executive Director of the Hill City and then Dickinson Chambers of Commerce.

He has been known as someone who will buck authority and the status-quo to get things done, ostensibly the rationale for his dismissal as Parks and Recreation Director by the former Rapid City Mayor. If Mr. Cole lives up to this reputation as he takes the reigns of the Rally in Sturgis, it could serve to change the dynamic of what many consider a “Good ol’ Boys Club” of politics and money surrounding the Rally.

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Tatanka Mountain Bike Race 2016 Registration Open

Tatanka 100 Mountain Bike Race LogoRegistration for the 5’th Annual Tatanka point-to-point mountain bike race is now open! This trail event, hosted by Black Hills Trails and put on as part of the Sturgis Bicycles, Art, and Music (BAM) Festival, features 3 different distances making it appropriate for most abilities. The longest, Epic distance race sees riders shuttled to Mount Rushmore for an early morning start and more than 80 miles of the best single-track trail the Black Hills area has to offer. The shorter distances, one starting in Piedmont and including a 30+ miles of single-track, and the shortest option at 20 miles round things out.

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