Sturgis on the River is Largest in Midwest

Get it all at the 15th annual "Sturgis on the River" motorcycle rally from June 18-20, 2009. This event is the largest gathering of motorcycles in the Midwest. This event takes place at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa. All makes and models of motorcycles are welcome.

Join the Big Schwag from the Discovery Channel's Monster Garage all weekend at Sturgis on the River as he is the emcee for the three-day event. Other celebrity guests include John Rock "N" Ride and Famous Cook "Biker Billy". Rolling Thunder Series of Flat Track Motorcycle Races on Friday and Saturday beginning at 6:00 PM. There will also be a classic car show on Saturday from 8 am-4 pm.

There are different rides scheduled for each night to see the most of the area from rides along the river, on the Great River Road, and through the countryside. Ride maps will be available that show attractions, casinos, and places to stop and get a bite to eat. Choose from a 4, 6, or 8 hour ride.

Enjoy powerhouse bands until midnight on all three nights! Sturgis on the River also features over 100 product vendor booths to help complete the perfect setting for a perfect weekend. General gate admission is $5.00 per person or FREE to motorcyclists who ride in.

Hours: 12 noon to midnight on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. There is camping, hot showers, and RV hook- ups available at the fairgrounds. For more information about Sturgis on the River, call 309-799-SHOW (7469) or check out their website at

For more information on the Quad Cities and lodging, contact the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-747-7800 or visit their website at

The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The area is just a 2-1/2 hour drive from Des Moines, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. It is easily accessible via I-80, I-74, I-88 and several major state highways.

High-res pictures available.

Media Contact: Glenn Rohm, Event
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