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Tips to Survive the 2019 Rally Season

Jul 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Logan Reed

Tips to Survive the 79th Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally

It’s finally here: the 79th annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. If you’ve been going back and forth on whether you should go or not, I highly recommend you check out what the largest motorcycle rally in the world has in store for you come August. That’ll make the decision easy.


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In my youth, if there was a biker really near me, you could count on me to be there. In fact, ask me to recite a list of every motorcycle rally I’ve ever been to and Sturgis® would be repeated upwards of 20 times (maybe more, the ‘80s were a weird time). 

The point is, I consider myself an expert rally-goer and want to share my knowledge with others gearing up for the motorcycle rallies 2019 promises. If you’ve never been to a rally before and plan to make Sturgis® your first, you’re in for a treat, possibly even a bit of a shock. Not only will you be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of passionate bikers, you might also be in unfamiliar territory, which makes doing a bit of research beforehand all the more important.

It’s safe to say I’ve made some incredible rally memories over the years, even some lifelong friendships. I’m confident your experience can be just as commemorative if you keep these tips for surviving rally season in mind: 


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What do you think? Can you handle a motorcycle rally like Sturgis®? Let me know in a comment!

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Logan Reed

Written by Logan Reed

Rider. Writer. Harley life-r. Follow my coverage of everything from tips for motorcycle riders, to motorcycle humor, and everything else to do with living life on two wheels.