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Final Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Down Slightly
South Dakota Ag Connection - 08/14/2019

Final vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 79th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 2-11 show a slight decrease over 2018.

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

Aug. 2: 52,099 entering -- up 5.4% from Friday last year

Aug. 3: 59,572 entering -- down -0.9% from Saturday last year

Aug. 4: 55,551 entering -- up 6.5% from Sunday last year

Aug. 5: 61,126 entering -- up 2.9% from Monday last year

Aug. 6: 59,361 entering -- down -1.5% from Tuesday last year

Aug. 7: 56,204 entering -- down -7.3% from Wednesday last year

Aug. 8: 51,540 entering -- down -8.5% from Thursday last year (revised number)

Aug. 9: 45,369 entering -- down -6.9% from Friday last year

Aug. 10: 36,661 entering -- down -2.3% from Saturday last year

Aug. 11: 22,171 entering -- up 3.6% from Sunday last year

10 Day total:

2019: 499,654

2018: 505,969

Down 1.2% over last year

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