|We left Wall at 10ish- got to Sturgis about noon. Checked in to Sturgis RV (formerly Mount Rodney’s). The campground is essentially a large 3 tier campground woven around a hill. The lot is all gravel with a a single young tree about 10 feet tall at each site. Drove around checked out the town,stopped at the Chamber of Commerce, checked for location of Steam and Gas Threshing Bee to be held this weekend. Went past Bear Butte, which is a sacred Mountain to the Indians. It stands high on the plains 9 miles NE of Sturgis. It looks really out of place there. Went back to Sturgis had home-made ice cream, bought some groceries and home for the afternoon. Sturgis looks pretty good just 1 week after 610,000 bikers had been here. We saw several large sites where they had music venues, lots of Sturgis memorabilia sales sites and several large bars. The town is a cute little town, just a Pamida-not much else-reminds me of Hazen ND actually. The Sturgis Rally was started in 1936 by a small group of motorcycle enthusiast founded the Jackpine Motorcycle club with the goal to promote motorcycle racing and touring. Now 70 years later it is considered the finest motorcycle event in the world with this year’s attendance at around 610,000 people. Last year’s taxable sales to vendors was about 10.1 million dollars. Not hard to see why this small town welcomes them. 32 % of the attendees have returned for 11 or more years. Temp in 90’ s again and the RV would not cool down this evening. This is the 1st time we have been uncomfortable in it.