Rally Top 10
the Sturgis Rally Back One Week?
- (Copyright 2002 Sturgis Top 10) The powers that
be in the Black Hills tourism are pondering setting
back the Sturgis Rally by a week.
Whether that will occur is improbable.
Of course, they wouldn't even be thinking about it
if it weren't for one thing - money.
is the driving force behind the decisions that get
made in the business environment that is now the Sturgis
One economist stated that by moving the rally back
by one week, it would instantly add $30 million to
the Black Hills economy. It would do that, they say,
by not driving regular tourists out of the Black Hills
during the rally.
Apparently Junior and the kids don't care to be going
to tourist attractions or even being anywhere within
500 miles of the Black Hills when there are hundreds
of thousands of bikers roaring about.
In the end, the change probably won't happen. But
then, one can never underestimate the ability of people
to kill the proverbial goose.
Hills set to go up like a Torch
are no forest fires in the Black Hills presently.
But there could be. It's really dry. Any spark would
set off an inferno.
There have already been two major fires in the Black
Hills. One started when a guy was moving some boulders.
A spark flew off, hit some grass, and it was off to
the races for the next week as the forest fire took
out part of the forest in the Piedmont area.
continue pouring into Sturgis Rally
- more bikers are pouring in. The muffled roar gets
a little more noticeable in the evening as the rumble
of Harleys drifts up from the streets.
Breaking Sturgis Photos:
Aug 3, 2002
- Sturgis 2002 pics for Aug. 3