Despite COVID-19, Sturgis Rides On
The annual and wildly popular Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has announced it will still be taking place in August.
In a press release, the Mayor and City of Sturgis announced that a modified version of the 80th City of Sturgis Motorcycle rally is being prepared. While the rally will still go on as planned, there will be some changes to events too accommodate for the safety and wellbeing of the community and riders alike.
Sturgis Mayor, Mark Carstensen, announced that events that include close gathering, like the opening ceremony and the flyover of the B-1 Bombers will not take place this year. Carstensen does recommend that all vendors follow and abide to CDC guidelines and states that sanitation stations and other cleaning protocols will be in effect. Mayor Carstensen also stressed a major emphasis on personal hygiene and responsibility, wash your hands, do not attend if you are sick or if you are immunocompromised, to stop the spread of the virus.
The annual event sees riders and visitors from all of the Country and even some from over the Canadian boarder flocking to Sturgis to enjoy the fun. Sturgis will take place for 10 days, starting August 7th and going till the 16th.