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Sturgis Rally Vehicle Numbers Continue to Increase
South Dakota Ag Connection - 08/10/2018

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: 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

Wednesday: 60,608 entering -- up 11.4% from Wednesday last year

The six-day total is 342,016, which is up 5.1 % over last year.

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