This year is the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis bike rally. They are expecting over a million people to have attended this years rally. We go days before it "officially" starts and head out the weekend it does start. All the vendors and events are there and we don't miss out. We saw a huge increase of people on Friday and Saturday. By Saturday, we could barely get anywhere because it was so crowded and lines everywhere.
I was flying out on Saturday so we had 2 places we wanted to be. I wanted to start the day in Sturgis and then wrap up at the Rapid City Harley shop before I go to airport. They had tons of vendors there and lots of big events at RC Harley.
In Sturgis we walked through the Harley tents and saw the new bikes. There were games you could play and sign up to win prizes. I got some junk like a coozie, rain poncho and beer opener that's flat and goes in wallet. Lol!
Every bike brand was there. Honda, Victory, Indian, Kawasaki, custom builders , you name it!! I like seeing the new models and the paint jobs. My favorite part is walking down Main Street and seeing all the bikes and the paint jobs they have.
We ate lunch in Rapid City once we got there from a grilled cheese food truck. I love me some food trucks yall! They put Mac n cheese on their sandwiches and it was delish! I bought a few souvenirs there and then Todd and I headed to airport. My plane was delayed AGAIN!! They have a bar and grill upstairs and it's before you get through security so Todd and I had a drink together before he left. I got so sunburned!! I applied a few times but when you're inching along outside with no shade , it's going to happen. I'm currently in peeling stage.
I had such a great time!!! I had told Todd that I didn't want to go to Sturgis anymore. I may have lied. I will go back I just don't want to go next year. I need a break. I love Deadwood too much not to ever see it again.