69th Annual Sturgis Rally
August 3rd thru 9th, 2009
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2009 DOT Counts
Rally traffic was down again this year according to state counts.
The state Transportation Department uses automatic counters to measure vehicle traffic each year.
It says 394,009 vehicles entered Sturgis at eight locations during the weeklong rally this year. That’s down 2.8 percent from last year and the lowest count since 386,490 vehicles in 1996.
The DOT has been using traffic counters since 1990 to gauge rally attendance. The highest number was 605,140 vehicles in 2003.
If you want exact information click here.. South Dakota Department of Transportation 2009 Information
Friday July 31 st Pre Rally Video.. Tomorrow we get rid of the cars on Main Street and really start cranking this thing up!
Sturgis Main Street 7-31-2009 Pre Rally but winding up!
A am looking forward to this years pictures and posts!
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally otherwise known as The Black Hills Motor Classic Rally and Races, comes in the first week of August every year. It is the event of the year here in Sturgis South Dakota USA!
It is loved by many and dreaded by some.
The Black Hills Motor Classic brings up to400,000 extra people to our area every August!
The first week of August every year since 1943 Sturgis transforms from a small town to Hog Heaven USA!
This is Main Street 2007!
Traffic counts were down to 400,000 last year.It is hard to tell the difference!
Here are some past statistics from The South Dakota DOT
DOT Traffic Counts:
2008 (68th) – 401,000
1999 (59th) – 300,000-325,000
2000 (60th) – 550,000-633,000
2001 (61st) – 410,000
2002 (62nd) – 450,000
2003 (63rd) – 502,000
2004 (64th) – 514,951
2005 (65th) – 525,250
2006 (66th) – 456,968
2007 (67th) – 507,234
2008 (68th) – 400,000
The largest bike rally in the world. Over four hundred thousand bikers converge on the small town of Sturgis, South Dakota, population 5,433. The episode features the motorcycle races, hill climbs,…