Sturgis Raw Photos

For 1 week every year, the normally quiet, small town of Sturgis, SD, explodes in population as 500,000 bikers turn up for the weeklong party.

Hamsters Motorcycle Club

Members of the Hamsters Motorcycle Club from the Pacific Northwest arrive in Sturgis, SD.

Wild Bill

Wild Bill, a Sturgis regular and best friend of the founder of One-Eyed Jack's saloon, poses for the camera.

Custom Bike

Technology at it's finest! A custom bike with an iPad in the dashboard sits on display outside of One-Eyed Jack's.

Blowing a Kiss

A Sturgis attendee blows a kiss to the crowd while sitting on Main Street.

Ready to Go

A competitor prepares to do a burnout for the competition. His bike is on the platform, locked in and ready to go.

Broken Spoke Bartenders

Three Broken Spoke bartenders hang out by the pool during their break.

On Display

A bike ridden by a member of the Hamsters Motorcycle Club sits on display in a parking lot.

Custom Built

Kyle Shorey leans against his custom-built motorcycle he created for the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

Posing for the Camera

Bob Kay, organizer of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, poses for the camera with his arms crossed.

Painting a Model

Mark Reid paints his model, Julie, with the design of the motorcycle in the foreground.

Local Bartenders

Laura, one of the local bartenders, lies across the bar in her underwear with whipped cream on her stomach in an attempt to lure in more customers.

Sturgis, SD

Bikers take over Sturgis, SD, during the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Broken Spoke Saloon

Ride your motorcycle right into the 3,000-square-foot Broken Spoke Saloon at Broken Spoke Campground.

Broken Spoke Campground

Broken Spoke Campground provides some of the craziest spectacles Sturgis has to offer including the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue and Cowboy Kenny's Steel Rodeo. Plus, the campground is home to the annual Miss Broken Spoke competition.

One-Eyed Jack Bartender

The bartenders at One Eyed Jack's Saloon are ready for the onslaught of thirsty bikers.

Three-Wheeled Bike

A biker rides a custom 3-wheeled bike down Main Street in Sturgis, SD.

Skeleton Bike

This skeleton themed bike -- parked on Main Street -- was one of the more intricate bikes at the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Sunset in Sturgis

The sun sets over the pool at Broken Spoke.