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General Information
This page is your one-stop shop for all media related to the City of Sturgis.  If you are a member of the press (local or visiting) and you will be in Sturgis for the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, please register..  By being a registered Media person, you will be invited to attend the daily press conferences and you can opt in to receive the daily press releases that will keep you informed of what's happening during the Rally.

Media is allowed into most public areas including the Photo Towers on Main Street by showing your media credentials.  No special pass from the City is required.

Registration - Download a pdf of the Registration Form E-mail the completed form to the Public Information Officer at .

Media Center
The City of Sturgis hosts a media center in the Sturgis Community Center located at 1401 Lazelle Street.  The media center will be open August 5-13, 2016 from 9AM until 4pm daily.  The center provides a place to stop in and ask questions, pick up maps and schedules, charge your phone, use the wi-fi or just take a break.  

There will be a press conference held daily at the Media Center at 1:00pm.  The Police Chief and representatives from several other law enforcement agencies along with special guests will be present at this press conference.  Interviews with these representatives and guests will be available at this time. 

2016 Motorcycle Rally Related Press Releases
Press Updates

General Rally:
Final Police Statistic Report   from 2015        
Bos Bros Official 2016 Ride press release
Ben Bostrom Named 2016 Mayor's Ride Grand Marshal - press release 6/22/2016

Daily Media Updates:
August 4, 2016
August 5, 2016
August 6, 2016
August 7, 2016
August 8, 2016
August 9, 2016
August 10, 2016
August 11, 2016

Industry Related: 
2016 Supermoto Races press release
2016 Jackpine Gypsy Race Schedule - all season

2016 Photos and Videos
To view more photos, visit our Sturgis Rally and Events and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Facebook Pages.  If you are searching for a particular photo or subject please contact our Public Information Office 605-347-4422 ext 209.

Mt. Rushmore Mascots at the Opening Ceremony on August 5, 2016.
American Legion Riders on Main Street on August 5, 2016.
Ben Bostrom with his brick that will be placed at Harley-Davidson Rally Point August 5, 2016.
Harley-Davidson representative presenting a brick to Ben Bostrom, August 5, 2016.
Main Street, August 5, 2016. 

Other Media of Interest
The Sturgis Public Library and the Archives section of this website provide information and photos used for research projects related to Sturgis and the surrounding areas. 

View footage of the Dedication of the Nolin Monument including a reenactment of the killing of Charles Nolin that took place on August 19, 1876.  Filmed on June 2, 1932.

Please contact us if you have media related questions. 

Sturgis Public Information Officer - Interview Inquiries & articles.
Christina Steele, PIO  office: 605-347-4422 ext. 5   cell: 605-347-1331 

All correspondence can be mailed to: City of Sturgis, 1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Sturgis SD 57785

contact us
City of Sturgis,1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Sturgis, SD, 57785 • Ph: (605) 347-4422 • 

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