If you’re looking for a relaxing kind of event this summer, the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is not for you. Full of exciting events and sights, the Rally is a non-stop shop for entertainment and thrills. For 10 days, the South Dakota town hosts hundreds of thousands of bikers that come to swap glory and gory stories and admire each other’s rides.
Part of the annual celebration is the annually anticipated Sturgis Stunt Show. Like many of the Motorcycle Rally’s repeat events, the 2021 Stunt Show brings out the best in bikers: camaraderie, talent, risk and speed. All along Main Street in the South Dakota city, crowds gather to watch professionals push the limits of their skills and complete insane tricks.
Yesterday, stunt riders kicked up dust and gravel from their bikes as they rode through town. Of course, the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally had to take photos of the crowd-favorite event. On Instagram, the Rally posted a few shots of some impressive tricks from professional stunt riders. Take a look at some of the burnouts and wheelies that happened on August 11.
2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Builds Off of Last Year’s Stunt Show
The snapshots that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally took of the 2021 Stunt Show are pretty modest considering the kind of show the stunt riders put on. Last year, crews lit a stuntman’s back wheel on fire as he took off down the road. While doing burnouts on the road, the rider left a trail of flames behind him. Once he gunned the bike again, the fire lit his back tire again. O
f course, the Rally took safety precautions for all of the tricks that the riders performed. Once the fire spread underneath the bike, the stuntman jumped off and waited for crews to extinguish the flames.
Watch the first 30 seconds of the video below to see the insane trick.
Likewise, the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally provided the same thrill again. This time, though, instead of incorporating fire, a famous stunt rider is focusing on gaining massive air. Daredevil and emergency responder, Cole Freeman, is back to complete his iconic stunt jump again. On August 14, the stuntman will ride airborn across main street as a part of the Daredevil Block Party.
And Freeman couldn’t be more excited to be back in Sturgis.
“I’ve had this poster of Main Street above my bed since I was 12, ever since my first time going to Sturgis,” Freeman said. “Not only is it an honor to be the only man to fly a motorcycle over Main Street Sturgis, but I am blessed to be able to entertain at the World’s most famous motorcycle rally! This is my absolute passion.”