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Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts
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For Immediate Release: Monday, August 5, 2019

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265



STURGIS, S.D. – Traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation show a slight increase over 2018 in vehicles entering Sturgis for the 79th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 2-11, 2019.


Traffic counts at nine locations entering Sturgis for the 2019 Rally are as follows:


Friday, Aug. 2:        51,933 entering – up 5.1% from Friday last year

Saturday, Aug. 3:   59,759 entering – down -0.6% from Saturday last year

Sunday, Aug. 4:      55,325 entering – up 6.1% from Sunday last year


3 Day total:


2019:  167,014     2018:  161,696     up 3.3% over last year


Note: one site was unable to be picked up today so counts are estimated for that site and totals may change slightly.


Once compiled, a full report will be available on the SDDOT website at: http://www.sddot.com/transportation/highways/traffic/Default.aspx




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