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Rally traffic busier than it seemed

Downtown Sundance may have seemed quieter than it has in past years on Wyoming Wednesday, but were there really fewer visitors at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally?

Yes and no. According to the official numbers from the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), traffic across the official ten days of rally was up 1.1% from the five-year average, but was down 5.3% from last year.

A total of 497,835 vehicles were counted by SDDOT during this year’s rally, a process that’s done by placing portable road tube counters at all nine locations through which traffic can enter Sturgis. These...