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Motorcycles travel along I-90 near Sturgis Monday.
courtesy South Dakota DOT Web Cameras
Motorcycles travel along I-90 near Sturgis Monday.

Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Show Overall Increase For First Three Days


News Staff - August 6, 2018

STURGIS, S.D. – Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up almost three percent overall for the first three days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.

The numbers, released Monday, are for Friday through Sunday. Both the Friday and Saturday traffic numbers into Sturgis were up compared to the same days in 2017.

The Saturday traffic into Sturgis totaled 60,119 vehicles, which is almost an 11 percent increase from the rally’s first Saturday last year.

Traffic at the nine locations entering Sturgis for the 2018 Rally:

Friday August 3rd:  49,424 entering – up 1.9% from Friday last year

Saturday August 4th:  60,119 entering – up 10.8% from Saturday last year

Sunday August 5th:  52,153 entering – down 4.2% from Sunday last year

Three Day Total:

2018:  161,696     2017:  157,166     up 2.9%



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