South Dakota: Bikers roar into Sturgis for annual motorcycle rally
Sturgis, a town of about 6,500 in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, fills to overflowing each August as motorcyclists come to town to celebrate the wonder of life on two wheels. The 73rd rally got underway Monday and is featuring the usual menu of food, music, merchandise and, of course, bikes, bikes and more bikes to admire and ogle. More than 400,000 people are expected to attend the fest, which ends Sunday. The crowds generally are well-behaved, although the Rapid City Journal reported Thursday that Robbie Knievel, son of daredevil Evel, was arrested for DUI near Sturgis after hitting a couple of motorhomes with his RV. Here's a look at some of the more sedate rally action.