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Rally Week surprisingly ordinary

Crowd sizes, crashes and arrest rates all average for mid-pandemic even


August 20, 2020

There was plenty of speculation leading up to the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. In the middle of a pandemic, would there be more visitors to town to take advantage of one of the few big events still on track this year, or would the bikers play it safe and stay away?

The answer appears to be that, while there was little change in numbers for Wyoming Wednesday itself, Crook County was a popular destination for bikers throughout the week.

“I think the crowd downtown was about the same as last year,” says Police Chief Marty Noonan, of Burnout Wednesday in Sundance. “With that said, I als...

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