Saloons with seating for thousands of people line the two major streets in Sturgis, benches and stools facing out so patrons can drink and eat and people-watch all at the same time. Along the next block, young women in miniskirts hawked legal representation to motorcyclists, and across the street Progressive Insurance created a free popup tattoo parlor and barbershop. California riders marvel at how little traffic there is. An expected , riders are flocking to this tiny town in the Black Hills this week, filling hotel rooms and renting out homes, parking their RVs in fields and setting up tents on lawns. Diners crane their heads to watch women in leather shorts walk past or admire a particularly loud and flamboyant chopper. Many are high-ranking officers who have taken vacation to work Sturgis, which pays, houses and feeds them for the week.
Mila. Age: 25.
California riders marvel at how little traffic there is.
Hana. Age: 28.
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A pair of large Band-Aids covered her nipples, keeping her legal in the eyes of the police. But the reality is that most attendees today are professionals with too much to lose if they get arrested. Huddleson has attended Sturgis for more than a decade, and misses — a little — the rowdiness that once permeated the streets, which today are patrolled by polo-shirted police officers recruited from departments across the country.