There was a lot going on in Sturgis, and we couldn’t possibly tell you about it all in this blog post.

What we offer up here is two and a half minutes of footage that highlights the happenings at this year’s Sturgis Rally in South Dakota.

And if a photograph is worth a thousand words, this footage goes far and beyond what anyone could describe in a blog post. We present a collage of sights and scenes from this year’s rally, from bikini-clad dancers to bad ass motorcycles, and  impromptu sword swallowers and flame and smoke filled burnouts.

If you missed this year’s motorcycle Mecca on Interstate 90, then consider this video Cliff Notes for next year’s event. Because as sure as Harley produces loud bikes, Sturgis 2013 will draw a half-million more bikers to this Black Hills community next Aug. 5-13. Start making plans now.