Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows traffic was up 7.9 percent overall for the 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.

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The ten-day traffic total, from Friday; August 3 to Sunday, August  12, 2018; show that 505,969 vehicles entered Sturgis, South Dakota over the course of the rally. That's up from the 469,103 vehicles in 2017.

Summary for all 10 days of the 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Traffic totals were collected at nine locations entering Sturgis:

  • Friday, August 3:  49,424 entering – up 1.9% from Friday last year
  • Saturday, August 4:  60,119 entering – up 10.8% from Saturday last year
  • Sunday, August 5:  52,153 entering – down 4.2% from Sunday last year
  • Monday, August 6:  59,431 entering – up 1.55% from Monday last year
  • Tuesday, August 7:  60,281 entering – up 8.8% from Tuesday last year
  • Wednesday. August 8: 60,608 entering – up 11.4% from Wednesday last year
  • Thursday, August 9: 56,3023 entering – up 11.5% from Thursday last year
  • Friday, August 10:  48,787 entering – up 18.8% from Friday last year
  • Saturday, August 11:  37,525 entering – up 9.5% from Saturday last year
  • Sunday, August 12:  21,399 entering – up 20.1% from Sunday last year

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