Riders with vintage bikes stop in Sturgis for Cannonball Run

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STURGIS, S.D. (KEVN) - It's said to be the most difficult antique endurance run in the world.

On Sunday we traveled to Sturgis to see why folks are hyped up for the 5th Motorcycle Cannonball Run.

About 100 bikers pulled into the City of Riders on vintage motorcycles.

Sturgis residents greeted riders as they entered Rally Point and took plenty of photos.

To participate in this bi-annual run, riders had to use motorcycles that were from 1929 or older.

They started their cross-country run in Portland, Maine on September 6th and are scheduled to finish in Portland, Oregon on September 23rd.

James Sims, director of operations, Motorcycle Cannonball Run, says, "To really be out there on a 90-year-old or older motorcycle, there's really nothing like it. It's so mechanical. You hear the sights, the smells of everything that's going on. It's really a true challenge to try to keep these things running for the 3,700 miles that we're going to do across the country."

After resting in Sturgis, the bikers will ride their hogs to Billings, Montana on Tuesday.