Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2012 starts next month. If you can’t go this year, I found several live webcams that can bring the excitement of Sturgis to your computer—they should make those with sound. You should click on the images to go to the actual webcams.
Sturgis Rally Webcams by Rapid City Journal
The Sturgis webcams offered by Rapid City Journal refresh every 2-3 seconds, way faster than the cameras of the official site of the rally. That’s why I’m featuring them first.
Sturgis Main Street Live Webcam (Click Image to View)
The heart of the Sturgis Rally is Main Street Sturgis. This live webcam captures Main Street in downtown Sturgis—the sight that motorcycle enthusiasts around the world associate with Sturgis, with the numerous parked motorcycles and the banner that includes the phrase “Welcome Riders.” The camera is located near the corner of Main Street and Junction Ave.
Sturgis Sidewalk Webcam (Click Image to View)
Although the newspaper doesn’t say exactly where, I guess that this cam is also located near Junction and Main Street.
Official Sturgis Webcams
The official site of the Sturgis rally, offers four webcams that capture Sturgis through the year, placed at locations that would give you a bird’s eye view of what’s going on during a rally. Images from the web cameras update every 30 seconds and refresh automatically every 15 seconds.
Main Street Sturgis Live Webcam (Click Image to View)
This live webcam captures Main Street in downtown Sturgis.
City of Riders Headquarters (Auditorium) Live Webcam (Click Image to View)
With this live camera you can check what’s going on outside the headquarters of Sturgis Rally. It’s near the corner of Junction Ave and Main Streets.
Sturgis Liquor Store Live Webcam (Click Image to View)
This webcam is on the official Sturgis Liquor Store, the store that sells commemorative bottles of liquor. The camera captures the store’s parking lot and part of Lazelle Street. During the rally you’ll see riders going to east to the campgrounds or west to the City of Riders Motorcycle Expo lots.
The Sturgis Community Center Live Webcam (Click Image to View)
Each year during rally events, the Sturgis Community Center becomes the home of the City of Riders Motorcycle Expo. The Expo attracts thousands of rally goers coming to see the exhibits and watch the events at the site.
Featured Sturgis Main Street image courtesy of Cumulus Clouds on Wikimedia Commons.