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The Sturgis South Bike Rally Board announced the cancelation of this year's bike rally due to "unforeseen circumstances" late Thursday night.
Sturgis city officials declined to comment on the matter, but SDN acquired a press release from the rally board. The release stated, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Sturgis South Bike Rally Board has decided to cancel the â€śSturgis Bike Rallyâ€ť for the 2011 season. The Bike Rally Board is considering all opportunities for the future growth and prosperity of the 2012 Rally and future bike rallies. We sincerely appreciate all of the support of the many bikers, volunteers and communities near and far that has helped make past rallies a success, and we ask for your continued support by contacting the Rally Board via the Rallyâ€™s website at www.sturgisrally.com. No further details are available at this time."
For full coverage of the board's decision, pick up Friday's edition of our newspaper.