August 23rd, 2009

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 traffic count at this year’s Sturgis motorcycle rally was the lowest in 13 years.I present to you Main Street 2009

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


1990 (50th) – 400,000

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
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