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Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Continue Upward Climb
South Dakota Ag Connection - 08/09/2018

Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up 3.8 percent overall for the first five days of this year's 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.

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

Traffic totals at the nine locations entering Sturgis for the 2018 Rally:

Friday: 49,424 entering -- up 1.9% from Friday last year

Saturday: 60,119 entering -- up 10.8% from Saturday last year

Sunday: 52,153 entering -- down 4.2% from Sunday last year

Monday: 59,431 entering -- up 1.55% from Monday last year

Tuesday: 60,281 entering -- up 8.8% from Tuesday last year

Five Day total:

2018: 281,408 -- up 3.8% over last year

Note that one of the entering stations had a counter failure for much of Tuesday, so the count for that station was estimated.

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