If you're planning a motorcycle trip to Sturgis this year, the 'Why Sturgis?' documentary on DVD will add some historical depth to the overall experience. The small town of Sturgis hosts the world's oldest and largest motorcycle rally, as well as being rich with history and folklore.
This well-written feature length documentary presents an in-depth and fascinating look at the Black Hills community, and includes a complete biography of the town's namesake, Samuel D. Sturgis (a famous Civil War Brigadier General), as well as the rally's beginnings, tourism economy, and an opportunity to see the area without 500,000 bikers. (Click image to enlarge)