Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2021: How to Get a Good View of Downtown Without Even Being There

by Keeli Parkey

Do you want to experience the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2021, but aren’t able to get to South Dakota this year? Well, thanks to modern technology, you can watch some of the fun wherever you have an internet connection.

According to the Argus Leader, there will be three cameras posted in the South Dakota city that hosts the rally. These cameras will allow viewers to watch the goings-on of the famous event from the comfort of their homes, or wherever they take their portable devices.

According to the Sturgis website, these three cameras will provide a “bird’s eye view of everything going on in Sturgis.” While being in Sturgis for the annual event can’t be replaced by camera footage, the website says the cameras provide the next best experience.

“Although nothing is the same as being here in Sturgis during the Rally and hearing the rumble of motorcycles going by, these web cameras are a way to check out the Rally. It will make you want to come next year!” the website claims.

Three Cameras Offer Views of Downtown and Will Showcase Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2021

One of the three cameras that will provide views of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2021 is located at the Sturgis Liquor Store. This camera offers a view of Lazelle Street. Another camera is located at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. This camera offers a view of both Main Street and Junction. The third camera is posted at Hotel Sturgis. It will give viewers footage of the goings-on of Harley Davidson Way and Main Street.

Interestingly, the three cameras that will provide views of downtown Sturgis during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2021 are actually in place throughout the year. So, if you want to see what is happening in that South Dakota town on, let’s say Nov. 13, for example, you can check it out.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2021 will be the 81st time the event has been held in Sturgis, South Dakota. The very first motorcycle rally in Sturgis took place in 1938. At that inaugural event, 200 spectators came to town to watch nine motorcycles. Over the years, the event has grown exponentially. In fact, during 2020 approximately 460,000 people took part in the rally.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2021 event will officially begin on Friday, Aug. 6. Also, there is a very full lineup of events and entertainment that will be available to the hundreds of thousands of attendees expected to descend on the town.

One of the popular groups performing this year will be ZZ Top. The popular rock group plans to perform even after suffering the loss of bassist Dusty. Other performances on the schedule include such famous stars as Kid Rock, Clint Black, Wynonna Judd, REO Speedwagon, Anthrax, and Stone Temple Pilots, just to name a few.