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2139, 03 Aug 20

Sturgis is On

Love the bikers.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through western South Dakota, seeking the freedom of cruising the boundless landscapes in a state that has skipped lockdowns. The Aug. 7 to 16 event, which could be the biggest anywhere so far during the pandemic, will offer businesses that depend on the rally a chance to make up for losses caused by the coronavirus. But for many in Sturgis, a city of about 7,000, the brimming bars and bacchanalia will not be welcome during a pandemic.

Though only about half the usual number of people are expected at this year’s event, residents were split as the city weighed its options. Many worried that the rally would cause an unmanageable outbreak of COVID-19.


2139, 03 August 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Awesome. Liberals sneer in disgust.

  2. Mar

    I wonder who those “many” are the article mentions.
    But good for Sturgis and the bikers.

  3. jjf

    Do you own a lot of leather, Owen?

  4. Jason

    Saw a lot of bikers on the road this last weekend as we drive through South Dakota. They were all heading to Sturgis.

  5. dad29

    I wonder who those “many” are the article mentions.

    To the MSM, “many” means “more than two.”

  6. jjf

    I guess we can just wait to see how many get infected because they were drinking in the bars in Sturgis.  We can’t rely on our knowledge of other outbreaks that happened in bars.  It’s a mystery as to how this virus spreads.  Maybe only one or two people are talking about it.  Certainly not more than two, says Dad29.

  7. Randall Flagg

    To the MSM, “many” means “more than two.”

    That two more than Trump means.

  8. MHMaley

    “Darwinism in the Dakota ‘s “

  9. Mar

    Well, jjf and Le Roi proven wrong again and President Trump proven right.
    Just like a repeating record.

  10. Le Roi du Nord

    As Dr. Fauci says, ” anecdotal”.  N=1 means nothing when no other proof is provided.  Someone with four decades in the medical profession would know that.

  11. dad29

    One “anecdote” plus the Ford Hospital study.

    Someone who is a “public official” should grok that.


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