Large gatherings, of course, are a big “no-no” right now because of coronavirus, but that isn’t stopping thousands of people from rolling into South Dakota this weekend for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
It kicks off today and runs for 10 days.
As many as 250,000 people are expected to attend, which would make it the largest event in the country during the pandemic.
Despite concerns about large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many as 250,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country are expected to roll into western South Dakota for the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. https://t.co/LRaEK8Vy4C
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 7, 2020
A recent city survey showed 60% of Sturgis residents wanted it canceled.
In past years, attendees have spent about $800 million during the rally.
Officials are trying a few things to help contain the spread of coronavirus, including canceling parades and setting up hand sanitizer stations.