Sturgis North attendance estimated at 35,000

In a Monday, Sept. 26 press release, Sturgis North released the promised attendance figures.

In a Monday, Sept. 26 press release, Sturgis North released the promised attendance figures.

“It has been 60 days since the Sturgis North 2011 event and we now have an official numbers count. There were just under 10,000 tickets sold including, one-, three- and five-day passes.  There were close to 4,000 in free and complimentary tickets given out, including the free tickets to the locals of Chase, Salmon Arm and Sicamous on our opening day, July 13.  Our closest estimate was a total of approximately 35,000 attendees overall for the five days.

Sasseville previously told the Observer that an event running for more days, with Salmon Arm being the base for travel to other Shuswap and Okanagan locations, would be a bigger draw for bikers, who want to spend warm days riding the roads of the region.

“We know there was a tremendous boost to the local economy as well as surrounding areas helping B.C.’s tourism in the Okanagan region,” states the release.

The group says they will be “engaging other communities for events during the festival,” and will be making those announcements later on. Sicamous, for example, hosted a well-attended burnout event.

“There will (be) some changes made based on the feedback from our first year. We want to personally thank our loyal Sturgis Northers who made this such a great experience and want you to know that we have heard the feedback from our attendees and want to build a festival that you will enjoy and return back to for years to come,” states the release.



Just Posted

Here’s your chance to hear the federal candidates in Sicamous and Salmon Arm

All-candidates forums upcoming in Salmon Arm and Sicamous

Survey to help update evacuation plans for Shuswap communities

The CSRD wants to hear from the public about evacuation preparedness in their areas

Salmon Arm council to lobby for highway improvements, police officers and more

Mayor and councillors to have the ear of provincial politicians at UBCM convention

Salmon Arm’s Hillcrest Elementary shocked, saddened by death of teacher

Well-loved Grade 4 teacher passed away suddenly over weekend

‘I shouldn’t have done it,’ Trudeau says of brownface photo

Trudeau says he also wore makeup while performing a version of a Harry Belafonte song

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized due to behavioural issues, BCSPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

Vernon race organizer head-butted by homeless man won’t be stopped

Man arrested after allegedly stealing race flags, assaulting woman in Kalamalka Lake park

Penticton man with multiple driving infractions loses appeal on ‘harsh’ sentence

Driver has been convicted multiple times, including for criminal negligence causing death

B.C. ‘tent city’ disputes spark call for local government autonomy

UBCM backs Maple Ridge after province overrules city

WHL action returns to Okanagan, Rockets GM anxious for season’s start

Big off-season changes, the Memorial Cup; it’s all coming together for Bruce Hamilton

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

Antonio Nolasco-Padia, 23, and Dina Anthony, 55, both well-known to Chilliwack law enforcement

Most Read