The city of Sturgis dealing with parking issues during the motorcycle rally

STURGIS, S.D.(KBHB) – In the local daily tally of calls and violations from the Sturgis Police Department, parking remains one of the biggest issues.

Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater says they have given out 90 parking citations so far.

VanDewater says on Sunday, up to ten motorcycles were parked illegally in front of a row of porta-potties.

But, the parking issues aren’t just irritating the bikers.

He says residents who attempt to barricade street parking by placing folding chairs, sawhorses, traffic cones or other items in the curb in front of their homes are doing so illegally and adding to the parking crunch.

City Public Works Director Rick Bush said long-term free parking is available on Woodland Drive across Bear Butte Creek north of the Community Center, in the City Park, and at Woodle Field.