South Dakota tallies 460,000 vehicles during Sturgis rally
August 19, 2020
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - This year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally drew more than 460,000 vehicles during the 10-day event, according to a count South Dakota transportation officials released Tuesday.
The count represents a decrease of nearly 8% from last year but showed that many were undeterred by the coronavirus pandemic. Sturgis officials said they expected fewer people to show up this year, estimating they would see between 250,000 and 300,000 people during the 10-day event.
Most people didn't take significant precautions against COVID-19 infections at this year's rally. A few people wore masks and some said they were avoiding crowds, but many others packed close together at bars and rock shows.