(Sturgis, SD) -- The 83rd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally begins today.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to ride through the small town of Sturgis.
Bikers and travelers are being warned about the potential for heavy rain in Sturgis and the Black Hills for the next five days.
The nine-day event lasts through August 14th.
There will be a heavy law enforcement presence to help guide the rally safely.
The opening ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m.