'Little Sturgis' rally won't happen this year, may not return

Publish Date: 
Feb 11, 2011

The biggest motorcycle rally in Kentucky, dubbed “Little Sturgis” because of its location, won't happen this summer and organizers say it may never return.

Declining attendance has pushed the rally into the red because of the cost of hiring bands, security, trash removal and other mandatory items. They also say getting land leases has gotten challenging.

Organizers say only around 8,000 people attended the rally last year, down from its peak at 22,000.

The event has been one of the biggest money makers in Union County and has raised more than $2 million for charity over several years, according to WFIE.

Some area business owners told 14 News they plan on organizing to revive the event.

Posted by Holly Wagner