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    Travelling from Texas

    Hi - I will be attending the Sturgis Rally this year and see that your state is open carry friendly...however a little confusing when it comes to motorcycles. Can you help me understand the rules around that? Is open carry generally accepted or will I be harassed? Do folks open carry inside the rally? I don't drink when I am riding so that is not a concern.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tx-skydiver View Post
    Hi - I will be attending the Sturgis Rally this year and see that your state is open carry friendly...however a little confusing when it comes to motorcycles. Can you help me understand the rules around that? Is open carry generally accepted or will I be harassed? Do folks open carry inside the rally? I don't drink when I am riding so that is not a concern.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
    For the past three days, I have Open Carried on my bike while eating at McDonalds, Burger King, and around my motel in downtown Sturgis. No comments.
    Have NOT gone into any bars or nightspots while Open Carrying.
    Open Carried while getting LEDs put on bike on Lazell street.
    Have had no close encounters with local Law Enforcement while Open Carrying.
    I do have a Virginia Concealed Carry permit, which I understand is required while Open Carrying or Concealed Carrying on a motorcycle in SD.

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    Thanks efriday. I was skiddish about OC downtown but it sounds like it will be fine. I will not go into bars nor will I be drinking. I have a CHL from Texas so should be fine as well.

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    I've open carried the last three years at Sturgis with no problems while visiting the vendors, places to eat and general sight seeing locally.

    I lock the sidearm up if we're going to be bar hopping.

    Haven't had a problem with it yet.

    I'll be in Sturgis tomorrow for a week!

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    hmmm... a oc meet & greet in sturgis next year?

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