Sturgis North has been canceled for 2013, according to the Salmon Arm Observer.
The Sturgis North rally has been surrounded by controversy since its beginning back in 2011. There were unpaid bills after the 2011 rally in Salmon Arm; for 2012, the rally moved to MotoPlex Speedway and Event Park in Spallumcheen, near Vernon.
While some rally attendees seemed to have a good time, other people derided the event as a pale imitation of the famous Sturgis rally in the US, and complained about disorganization.
It seems none of those issues are going to pop up in 2013, because the RCMP in Chase, BC, have told town council the rally (known by the hell-raising title of “2013 Sturgis North Motorcycle Jamboree and Music Festival”) won’t be running in Chase this summer, as planned.
Appaarently, the Neskonlith Indian Band informed the police the festival was canceled. Now, rumour has the party moving on up the road again, to Merritt, in 2014. But since there are still complaints about unpaid bills from the 2011 event, we’re guessing this could be the end of the ride for Sturgis North.