Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

Open containers of alcohol will not be permitted at the upcoming 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Open containers of alcohol will not be permitted at the upcoming 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
BHKN
December 21, 2016

Sturgis City Council Nixes Open Container Ordinance for 2017 Rally

Although area businesses had proposed allowing open containers of alcoholic beverages during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Sturgis City Council voted against the proposal. According to KOTA News, law enforcement officials and citizens of Sturgis spoke against allowing open containers. 

Sturgis Chief of Police Geordy VanDewater noted that approximately three-quarters of calls during the event are alcohol-related. He noted that open container would likely increase the number of disturbances.

To read more about the Sturgis Motorcycle rally, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network's resource page or online news archive on the topic. 

Related items

  • Pennington County Care Campus Adds 64 New Beds

    Sixty-four new treatment beds opened up at the Pennington County Care Campus today, as the final phase of work on the campus’ second floor was…
  • Rural Residents Receive Broadband Access Via Connect SD Initiative

    The Connect South Dakota initiative, a $5 million state-funded grant program proposed by Governor Kristi Noem in her State of the State and budget address…
  • Rapid City Organization Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

    In 1920, Congress certified the 19th Amendment, giving women in the United States the right to vote – in 1971, Congress declared that August 26th…

Get Involved!

  • Need more information? Rapid City Public Library associates are standing by to answer your questions! Ask away in the box below during business hours for live feedback.

    For more on this feature, click here.

  • bhkn donate

    Enjoy our work? Donate today to ensure that community members will have access to our wealth of news, history, and data for years to come.

  • 211 logoDid this post inspire you to get involved? Visit our partner 211's Volunteer Database to find volunteer opportunities in your community.

525 University Loop, Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 716-0058   [email protected]