This is the week thousands of motorcyclists begin to make their way to the Black Hills for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The rally doesn't officially begin until Monday August 4th, but as most state officials and business owners will tell you, the week before and the week after the rally are just as busy as the actual week itself.

In fact, Teri Schmidt of the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitor's Bureau says she plans to have her staff at the Valley Springs Rest Area Friday in hopes of convincing some of the riders to pull off the interstate and spend some time in Sioux Falls.

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