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Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Continue Upward Climb
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For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Contact: Kristi Sandal, 605.773.3265


STURGIS, S.D. – Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up 3.8 percent overall for the first five days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Tuesday August 7:  60,281 entering – up 8.8% from Tuesday last year



Five Day total:


2018:  281,408     2017:  271,126     up 3.8% over last year


Note: One of the entering stations had a counter failure for much of Tuesday so the count for that station was estimated.




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