The 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is green-lit and ready to roll, and Micro DOT Helmets Company, makers of America's Best Beanie Open Face Helmet will be present in the iconic South Dakota 81st year celebration of motorcycle culture and camaraderie.
This year's event runs from August 6 to August 15, with many concerts, bike shows, and rides as you can cram into one week. The annual parade, opening ceremony, and B-1 bomber flyover are back!
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Sturgis turns into the party where half a million bikers make the trip to celebrate their piercings, tattoos, and, most of all, their lifestyle. The small-town hosts one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world.
During the day, many visitors are touring with their bikes, generally without a helmet, since wearing one is not required in each state in the United States. That's why MicroDOT Helmets provides the Smallest Lightweight and Comfortable Helmet to ride and safely cross the state lines.
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History of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
The rally began on August 12, 1938. At that time, the rally was called Black Hills Motor Classic. It was brought to life by the owner of a local motorcycle shop. Reportedly, the first race had just 19 starters who wanted to participate; only a few curiosity seekers made up the crowd. For a long time, the rally was a negligible small-town festival. But the event grew in popularity every year and the small town, with a population of approx. 7,000 today, became a magnet for the world of Harley Davidson. Every year, Sturgis will go wild. By now, more than half a million bikers are expected. If you want to learn more about the history of the rally, you can do so at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame. It is located directly on Main Street and is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The exhibit features more than 100 very old, unrestored, but functional Harleys. Every motorcycle on display is a testament to the history of the company, the people who built it, and all riders who have sat in the saddle and felt the thunder of the motor as the road stretches out in front of them.
Easy Rider, the American cult classic from 1969, made legends: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Harley Davidson, and the soundtrack by Steppenwolf, "Born to be wild." The Harley "Captain America" from the film was auctioned off for 1.35 million dollars. The new owner not only received documents of authenticity but also a personal letter from Peter Fonda. The actor played a decisive role in the design of the motorcycle. These and similar events are commemorated in the museum in Sturgis. There is documentation on how Peter Fonda and his friends rode to the rally from his ranch in Montana.
When the rally starts, the entire town is one big party scene. Tens of thousands of Harley-Davidsons, Victory's, and American Flying Horses crowd the road. Due to extreme summer temperatures, beer is consumed by the gallon. The police presence is huge; safety is spelled with a capital S at Sturgis. Police personnel is called in from around the US. Sturgis itself only has 15 sheriffs. Predominantly, they manage traffic and ensure that motorcycle gangs and other hooligans do not spoil the peaceful character of the event. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the experience of a lifetime for every biker. The exhibitors fulfill every wish. The latest Harleys are on-site and, even better, everyone can take a test ride. One event follows the next. There are organized day tours through the Black Hills; freestyle stunt riding; concerts with bands such as Steppenwolf, Trace Adkins, Eric Church, and many more on an outdoor stage; dirt, track, motocross, or hill climbing racing; and for those who are thirsty, there are drinking contests. There is something for everyone.
Mount Rushmore, is a landmark of the United States on the eastern wall of the Black Hills featuring carvings of the faces of four former US presidents in the granite; Crazy Horse Memorial, a memorial to the leader of the Oglala Lakota tribe, also chiseled into granite; Devils Tower, the oldest national monument in the United States. It is a monolith rising 400 meters located in Crooks County, northeastern Wyoming.
Micro DOT Helmets hope to see everyone, at the Custom Corners 1700 Block Lazelle St. • Sturgis, SD 57785
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