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Sturgis Rally Vehicle Numbers Still on the Rise

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 10, 2018

Contact: Kristi Sandal, 605.773.3265


Sturgis Rally Vehicle Numbers Still on the Rise


STURGIS, S.D. – Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up 5.9 percent overall for the first seven days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.


The numbers, released Friday, Aug. 10, are for Friday through Thursday.


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


Wednesday August 8: 60,608 entering – up 11.4% from Wednesday last year


Thursday August 9:  56,302 entering – up 11.5% from Thursday last year


Seven Day total:


2018:  398,318     2017:  376,033     up 5.9% over last year


There will be no more updates until Monday, Aug. 13, when final totals are tallied.