SIOUX CITY | After a year's absence, Awesome Biker Nights returned to Historic Fourth District Thursday, as scores of motorcyclists paraded through downtown Sioux City on the opening night of the three-day festival.
The 18th annual rally was designated as a "throwback year" for the rally, which spent last year on the grounds of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
In addition to the parade, Thursday night's activities included a party at the Court Street stage.
On Friday and Saturday, the entertainment includes motorcycle stunt acts and live music.
This year, organizers are promoting lower admission prices, saying they want to make the rally more like it was when it started in 2000. Higher costs to attend in recent years, they said, were because of the big names invited to play.