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2021 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Five

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Contact: Jon Suomala, Rapid City Region Traffic Engineer, 605-394-2695


STURGIS, S.D. – Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 6-15, 2021, are available and will be updated daily.


Traffic counts at nine locations entering Sturgis for the 2021 Rally are as follows:


Friday, Aug. 6:  55,326 entering

  • Up 11.0% from Friday last year
  • Down 13.2% from the 75th Rally

Saturday, Aug. 7:  67,482 entering

  • Up 23.1% from Saturday last year
  • Down 18% from the 75th Rally

Sunday, Aug. 8:  65,771 entering

  • Up 17.1 % from Sunday last year
  • Down 27.2% from the 75th Rally

Monday, Aug. 9:  64,158 entering

  • Up 12.6 % from Monday last year
  • Down 33.5% from the 75th Rally

Tuesday, Aug. 10:  60,626 entering

  • Up 15.0% from Tuesday last year
  • Down 28.5% from the 75th Rally


Five Day Total:

2021:  313,363 Vehicles                2020:  270,488 Vehicles                2015 (75th Rally): 417,528 Vehicles


Once compiled, a full report will be available on the SDDOT website at https://dot.sd.gov/transportation/highways/traffic the week of Aug. 23, 2021.


For additional detailed information regarding the Sturgis Rally, including frequently asked questions, temporary traffic signal locations, media coverage, and more, please visit https://dot.sd.gov/travelers/travelers/sturgis-rally-travel-information-faq.



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