STURGIS, S.D. – The 83rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally continues today although the weather spoiled the 21st annual Mayor’s Ride.
The city and sponsor Jack Daniels decided to cancel this year’s ride due to the weather.
There were worries about slick roads and the possibility of accidents.
This is the first time the Mayor’s Ride has had to be cancelled due to the weather.
The ride raises funds for local emergency services, including the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department.
The weather also hampered Friday’s opening ceremony, where the Budweiser Clydesdales remained in their haulers and didn’t march in the opening ceremony parade.
Meanwhile, in Day 2 stats from the City of Sturgis, 682 temporary vending licenses have been issued. This compares to 757 on day 2 in 2022.
The Sturgis Ambulance has responded to 38 calls for service.
Here is Saturday’s schedule for events downtown Sturgis:
Saturday at the Rally –
Sturgis Rally Headquarters open with vendors at 1019 Main Street
9AM-8PM Pick up your Mayor’s Poker Run passport and Passport to Sturgis
at Rally Headquarters, 1019 Main Street
11AM-1PM Wild Planes at Harley-Davidson Rally Point
2:30-4PM Aaron Goodvin at Harley-Davidson Rally Point
5-6:30PM Chris Duarte at Harley-Davidson Rally Point
6PM MAYOR’S PUB CRAWL- Pre-registration required. Crawl leaves from
Harley-Davidson Rally Point at 7PM
7:30-9:30PM Nate Botsford at Harley-Davidson Rally Point