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Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Continue to Trend Upward
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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Contact: Kristi Sandal, 605.773.3265


Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Continue to Trend Upward


STURGIS, S.D. – Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up 2.5 percent overall for the first four days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.


The numbers, released Tuesday, are for Friday through Monday.


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


Monday August 6th:  59,431 entering – up 1.55% from Monday last year



Four Day Total:


2018:  221,127     2017: 215,744     up 2.5%



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