First COVID Death Tied to Sturgis Rally Reported

First COVID Death linked to Sturgis Rally Reported

A Minnesota biker who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has died of covid-19 — the first fatality from the virus traced to the 10-day event that drew more than 400,000 to South Dakota. The man was in his 60s, had underlying conditions and was hospitalized in intensive care after returning from the rally, said Kris Ehresmann, infectious-disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health. The case is among at least…

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to Start Friday

80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally August 2020

A city of about 7,000 in a rural region of western South Dakota is set to host what will likely be one of the largest gatherings the world has seen in months, as hundreds of thousands are expected to show up for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally even with coronavirus cases climbing in the state. The 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will go on this year, bringing an expected crowd…

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Sturgis Police Investigating Terror Threat to Rally

Main Street Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2019

The Sturgis Police Department is Investigating a Facebook message they received about a possible list of lone wolves plotting homegrown terror attacks and the rally may be a target. Sturgis Chief of Police Geody Vandewater said they immediately reached out to the FBI. Vandewater said the FBI is trying to track down the original social media post. But it is not an easy process. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find…

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Indian Unveils New Flat Track Racer at Sturgis

Indian Motorcycle FTR750 Flat Track Racer Sturgis

Indian Motorcycle unleashed its all-new Indian Scout FTR750 at the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The event is the latest milestone in the historic return to professional flat track racing for the brand. The Indian Scout FTR750 was revealed at the “Motorcycles as Art” industry event that took place at the famed Buffalo Chip in Sturgis. Special guests on-hand were the two surviving members of the legendary Indian “Wrecking Crew”, Bobby Hill…

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Flat Track Races at Black Hills Speedway Sturgis

AMA Pro Flat Track Half Mile Races at Black Hills Speedway Sturgis

South Dakota is known for its celebrations of all things motorcycles, and on this special Tuesday night, August 9, it will be a celebration of speed and fierce AMA Pro Flat Track racing in Rapid City on the half-mile oval at Black Hills Speedway. Defending Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines champion Jared Mees appears to be hitting his stride at just the right time with the 2016 season approaching…

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Officials Promote Safety en Route to Sturgis

Sturgis South Dakota Motorcycle Rally 2016

Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders are starting to head to Sturgis, South Dakota, this week for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Not all will make it home, though. Each year, several motorcycle fatalities are recorded on the way to and from Sturgis. But law enforcement and highway safety officials hope 2016 is different. “This year, we would like that to be zero,” said Col. Kebin Haller of the Wyoming…

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