Sturgis is the seat of Meade County in South Dakota, USA. Located at the base of the north-eastern Black Hills, the city covers an area of 9.7 sq km and has a population of around 10,000.
Founded in 1876, the city is named after Major Samuel D Sturgis, commander at the Fort Meade Cavalry Post. Often referred to as the ‘Key to the Black Hills’, it gained importance in the Gold Rush days as three highways converged at the city.
Summers are hot with an average temperature of around 28°C. Winters are very cold with an average temperature of 1°C. Extremely high winds and sudden dramatic changes in the weather are common throughout the year
Every summer, Sturgis hosts the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, one of the largest gatherings of motorcycle enthusiasts in the world. Home to the Bear Butte peak, sacred to the Native American tribes, Sturgis offers a unique blend of history and modern activities.
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