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Driving thru sturgis next week

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Driving thru sturgis next week

Is the rally next week ??

I want to drive thru sturgis on either Thursday Friday or Saturday next week, are roads closed?? Best day, worst day? Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Driving thru sturgis next week

The official dates of the rally are 8/4-8/13, but I have heard from a local friend that the area is already packed.

In certain areas, streets are closed to car traffic. I have never been to the area when the rally is going on (no interest), but I'd try to make it later on hoping some of the people have dispersed. No guarantee this is going to happen, as I hear many stay a bit past the end of the rally to wrap things up. My advice would be to avoid the area altogether.

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2. Re: Driving thru sturgis next week

Agreed but I want to see devils tower while visiting rapid city, only time I have. There seems no way around sturgis.

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3. Re: Driving thru sturgis next week

Will I 90 be clear enough to avoid a slowdown at a sturgis?

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4. Re: Driving thru sturgis next week

Normally it is clear but will be heavy with motorcycles so just watch out, many inexperienced riders out there.

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5. Re: Driving thru sturgis next week

Drove thru today and NO PROBLEM at all. Even drove thru town in early evening, slow, little parking, but everyone very polite. It is only Thursday.

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