Attendee numbers grow at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, crime charges down

STURGIS, S.D. — The numbers are growing as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally drives on.

Wednesday brought in 57,675 more vehicles, bringing this year’s total to 371,038, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. That is a 17.2% hike from this time last year.

Warnings (2,413) still continue to rise as more bikers flow into the hills, yet arrests for DUIs are down four from this time last year, misdemeanor drug possessions are down 63 from this time last year, and felony drug possessions are down 16 from this time last year.

900 more official cups have been delivered to outlets on Wednesday, bringing the total up to 14,100. As for COVID-19 tests, a total of 90 have been requested since the start of Rally.

No special events are scheduled for Thursday, so enjoy the day exploring the Black Hills. On Friday, the South Dakota Beef Throwdown will take place at Harley-Davidson Rally Point from 1:30 until 3:30.

Don’t forget to submit your photo to NewsCenter1’s photo gallery to show us what your 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally looks like!

NewsCenter1 would like to remind the public — both local and visiting — of the open container rules set for the 2021 Sturgis Rally.

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