Mayor Mark Carstensen said the Sturgis motorcycle rally held annually in August is still on. “We’re 100 percent on planning the rally,” said Carstensen at a March 25 news briefing at Sturgis City Hall.
Carstensen said the rally is five months away and he hopes the virus will have run much of its course well before the end of summer. He said city planners would continue to assess the situation, with June providing a potential time frame for any decision regarding the rally. To receive the most accurate updates he encourages people to use the “official” channel at the City of Sturgis.
“Obviously, this is an ever-changing thing. It’s late March, we still have a little time here to see what develops before we start talking seriously about anything from that,” he said.