Clydesdales coming to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D.(KBHB)  – The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Sturgis this year.

The Clydesdales, an enduring symbol of the brewer’s heritage, tradition and commitment to quality, will appear at the opening ceremonies of the 83rd City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and again during Military Appreciation Day.

The team of horses and historic beer wagon will stage at the Sturgis Public Works campus on Friday, Aug. 4, head up Junction Avenue, turn right on Sherman Street, take another right on Harley-Davidson Way to Main Street. They will be parked for a time on Harley-Davidson Way adjacent to Harley-Davidson Rally Point.

Sturgis Council President Beka Zerbst says the Clydesdales are a big hit at the Rally.

On Tuesday, August 8, which is Military Appreciation Day, a single horse and handler will leave the Public Works campus on Dudley Street about 2 p.m., continue down First Street and then turn onto Main Street. It will continue down Main Street to Harley-Davidson Way where it will stand stationary for a time adjacent Harley-Davidson Rally Point.

“We’re excited to have the Clydesdales return for this year’s Rally,” said Sturgis Rally & Events Director Tammy Even-Cordell. “These majestic horses are always a huge draw with rallygoers. We look forward to their procession down our streets. They are really something to see.”