Best Shots from the 2015 Sturgis Rally

Bryan Harley | August 10, 2015

Wow, where did the time go? The 2015 Sturgis Rally has come and gone like a whirlwind. We kicked off the week at the chain-breaking party at the Harley-Davidson Rally Point, a wonderful plaza on Main Street where concerts, ceremonies, and weddings will be held and where riders can have pictures taken with their motorcycles with the iconic Sturgis hillside sign in the background. After that, everything becomes a blur, Five Finger Death Punch and Alice Cooper at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, the Legends Ride, Biker Belles event, pro flat track at the Black Hills Speedway and a death-defying jump over 22 cars by Doug Danger. We got hailed on during the Godsmack show, winds Saturday almost blew the door right off our trailer, and Moonshiner Josh Owens offered us a swill off his jug. While our memory is still a little fuzzy, fortunately we shot lots of pictures at the 75th annual Sturgis Rally in the Black Hills. Enjoy!

Doug Danger Sturgis Buffalo Chip 2015

Doug Danger wowed the crowd at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip when he jumped 22 cars on one of Evel Knievel’s old Harley XR750’s.

Paul Cavallo Sturgis Rat's Hole Winner 2015

Spitfire Motorcycle’s Paul Cavallo hoists the “Best of Show” trophy at the 2015 Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show in Sturgis.

Roth Odd Rod Sturgis Rats Hole 2015

This hot rod at the Rat’s Hole Sturgis show looks like it came straight off of one of Big Daddy Roth’s Odd Rods trading cards.

2015 Sturgis Biker Belles event

Women riders, almost 100 strong, were representing at the 2015 Biker Belles event.

Black Hills Half Mile 2015 Starting Line

AMA Pro Flat Track racers lined up at the Black Hills Speedway ready to rip up the half-mile track.

The athletes of the Black Hills Special Olympics were big fans of Josh Owens.

Josh Owens from the Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” was a big hit with the athletes of the Black Hills Special Olympics.

Bikers against Bear Butte

Bear Butte is an unmistakable icon of the Black Hills landscape.

Bill Davidson and Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen

Bill Davidson and Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen break in the raised plateau at the Harley Rally Point.

Cristian Sosa Lichter's Naked Truth Sturgis 2015

Michael Lichter and Cristian Sosa go over Sosa’s incredible bike he brought to the Naked Truth exhibit called “Sauvesito.”

Alice Cooper Sturgis Buffalo Chip Sturgis 2015

Alice Cooper rocked the crowd with his signature style Saturday night at The Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

The Weld Guy Sturgis Rally Point

The Weld Guy, Milwaukee Artist Kendall Polster, cuts through the chain to officially open the Harley Rally Point in Sturgis.

Jager girl Kristina 2015 Legends Ride

Jager girl Kristina flashes a great smile at the 2015 Legends Ride.

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Bryan Harley

Cruiser Editor |Articles | Our resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it’s chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to ‘Merican, he rides ‘em all.