Today kicks off the official week of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This will be its 75th anniversary.
Those of us living here in the Hills usually try to go away on vacation for the event. It's already in full-swing with people having started arriving a week earlier and they'll be departing for a week after it officially ends. Emergency response crews, EMTs and police from a 200 mile radius will be working full time.
All the two-lane blacktop in and around the Black Hills will be crammed with bikes (and riders) of every description.