Sturgis Happenings


The 74th Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis South Dakota is just days away. We at Iron Trader News thought we’d provide some information that might help out those novices going for the first time or remind the grizzled veterans that there are things to do besides the same-old, same-old.

Every American motorcycle manufacturer and aftermarket parts company will be on hand to show you their products. Every campground and saloon will have nightly entertainment and other amenities to entice you to their establishment. Many events are free but most of the shows with big name acts or ‘special’ events will require a cover charge or ticket to enter. And be aware that, as they say, “stuff happens” so schedules may change.

We hope you party responsibly and ride safely because we want you to make it back alive so you can continue to enjoy ITN. And remember, if you want to get arrested the police will oblige you. Why be stupid and waste your hard earned money on fines and towing fees?

After you get done doing the tourist thing like visiting KlockWerks in Mitchell, the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Monument, Wall Drug, Devil’s Tower, Hulett Wyoming and head to Sturgis here’s a list of highlights for each day at various venues. No, its not a complete list but it will help.

Sunday, Aug 3 2014
Buffalo Chip
*Collective Soul & Lynyrd Skynyrd
*American Hellriders Wall of Death “Motodome” – FREE SHOW-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
*Baggers Magazine Winner Takes All Sturgis Bike Show Head to the CrossRoads
*Indian Motorcycle Day Reception
*Motorcycles as Art Industry VIP Reception
Easyriders Saloon
*Michael Lichter/ Sugar Bear Ride
*S&S Cycles presents the Circle of Honor.
Jackpine Gypsies

Monday, Aug 4 2014
Buffalo Chip
*John Mayall & Zac Brown Band
*Legends Ride @ Silverado in Deadwood Legends Ride Escorted to Buffalo Chip
Full Throttle Saloon
*Bret Michaels
Jackpine Gypsies
*Hill Climb Races
*Pro AM Short Track

Tuesday, Aug 5 2014
Buffalo Chip
*Alice Cooper & Mötley Crüe
*Biker Belles Celebration! Presented by Harley-Davidson begins at The Lodge at Deadwood

Wednesday, Aug 6 2014

The Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast

9am at the Lodge at Deadwood, Deadwood SD.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the museum at 605-347-2001

or online at:
Buffalo Chip
*Florida Georgia Line & ZZ Top
Full Throttle
*Ted Nugent
Easyriders Saloon
*Baker Smoke-Down Showdown

Thursday, Aug 7 2014
Buffalo Chip
*Buffalo Chip Freedom Celebration
*Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show
*Victory Owners Ride at The Lodge in Deadwood, Party @ Buffalo Chip 5PM – 8PM
Full Throttle Saloon
Jackpine Gypsies
*Gypsies Tour
*Pro-AM Short Track & Minisprints

Friday, Aug 8 2014
Buffalo Chip
*Cheap Trick
Jackpine Gypsies
*Pro Hillclimb

Motorcycle dealer activities:
3rd & Lazelle Street, Downtown Sturgis, August 2-9, 9am – 5pm
*Genuine Harley-Davidson® Parts & Accessories Display
*2014 H-D Motorcyle Lineup
*MotorClothes Riding Gear and Apparel
*Women’s Area with JUMPSTART Rider Experience and Bike Lift Seminars
*Weber Mobile Grill Academy
*Craftsman Garage Station
Indian Motorcycle
*Indian Motorcycle Display, 3rd & Lazelle St., August 2-9, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily
*Indian Motorcycle Demo Experience, I-90 and Exit 30, August 2-9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
*Indian Motorcycle at the Crossroads at Sturgis Buffalo Chip, August 2-9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
*Indian Motorcycle Night at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sunday, August 3, 8:30 p.m.
Victory Motorcycles
*Meet & Greet with Rick Fairless SATURDAY 8/2, 11AM – 1PM, 4th & Lazelle St
*Gunny Autograph Session11AM – 1PM; 3PM – 5PM TUESDAY 8/5, 4th & Lazelle St
*Brunch at the Demo Sites 9AM – 12PM SUNDAY 8/3; Hersruds’s Chev Exit 30 off Int 90 –
Buffalo Chip at the Crossroads – Rice Victory Dealership – Rapid City
*Owners Ride 2PM Registration The Lodge in Deadwood, Party @ Buffalo Chip 5PM – 8PM

Various Sources
Image: Marilyn Stemp
Posted by Sam Kanish