Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sturgis motorcycle rally starts today

Each year the Kentucky Bike Rally in Sturgis brings thousands of motorcycles and motorcycle riders to the region.

The event begins today and runs through Sunday. 

Drivers are reminded to be extra alert for an influx of motorcycles as riders from all over the nation hit the road to attend the event.  

Motorcycles should be expected across the county all weekend. Regular commuters along U.S. 60 and Ky. 109 should be aware of traffic congestion near the Union County Fairgrounds at Sturgis as motorcycles, RVs and other support vehicles make their way in and out of the bike rally. 

The Kentucky Motorcycle Association has purchased and placed "Share the Road" signs along major routes in Union and neighboring counties to remind motorists to be alert for riders.

Transportation officials are also reminding riders to be safety-minded as they cruise back roads during the event.