The Rally Beginsâ€¦The first SturgisÂ® Rally, known as the Black Hills Classic was held on August 14th with a race of 9 participants and a small audience.
Sturgis Rally History. From www.JackpineGypsies.com. The Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club started in 1936, with an official American Motorcycle Association
This undated photo shows Neil Hultman riding a motorcycle with a sidecar in Sturgis, S.D. Hultman is the second-oldest surviving member of the Jackpine .
Started in 1938 by Clarence â€œPappyâ€ Hoel, the Sturgis, South Dakota, bike rally has grown from a handful of riders and spectators to a week-long gathering .