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Snapshots: Who's at the rally
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Snapshots: Who's at the rally

Mark Grmick

Mark Grmick in Sturgis on Friday.

Name: Mark Grmick

Age: 54

From: Phelps, Wisconsin

How many rallies have you attended previously? This is my third one.

Favorite thing about the rally? Seeing all the bikes, and the beer. I like traveling, the road. Riding feels like freedom.

Chelsea Cuzela

Chelsea Cuzela stands near Lazelle Street in Sturgis on Friday.

Name: Chelsea Cuzela

Age: 28

From: Las Vegas

How many rallies have you attended previously? I worked here in 2015, went for fun in 2016, worked last year and I'm hanging out this year.

Favorite thing about the rally? Bikes and riding. Riding in the Black Hills.

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Kourtney Balluch

Kourtney Balluch enjoying the first official day of the rally.

Name: Kourtney Balluch

Age: 18

From: Eudora, Kansas

How many rallies have you attended previously? This is my first rally.

Favorite thing about the rally? The energy — you can tell everybody is ready to party.

Ben Orr

Ben Orr, an employee at Dirty Bird Concepts, stands with his custom "Dirty Tail" bike in Sturgis on Friday. Orr said the bike started out as a Harley-Davidson soft tail. They stripped out the suspension and put in their own, then added big wheels and fast motors.

Name: Ben Orr

Age: 39

From: Phoenix

How many rallies have you attended previously? I've been coming with my boss for 15 years. He owns Dirty Bird Concepts.

Favorite thing about the rally? I love motorcycles.

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