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Sturgis Rally Vehicle Numbers Continue to Increase
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Contact: Kristi Sandal, 605.773.3265

  

STURGIS, S.D. – Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up 5.1 percent overall for the first six days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Six Day total:

 

2018:  342,016     2017:  325,554     up 5.1 % over last year

 

 

 

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