photo by Walt Lumpkin- ThunderPress
The 76th Sturgis Rally has ended and while the final attendance and revenue numbers have not been tallied city officials are already calling this a good rally.
"We know that every year can't be a banner year, but it was really a good rally,” said Christina Steele, public information officer for the city of Sturgis. “People came early like they always do, and we had no major incidents so it was overall a good average rally."
The Highway Patrol reported 50 injury accidents and a record-low three deaths during the seven-day rally that wrapped up Sunday, down from 124 injuries and a record-high 15 deaths last year. Non-injury accidents and arrests for driving under the influence also were down this year.