The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, the US was blamed for leading to a huge spike in Covid-19 cases last year. Photo: Getty Images
The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, the US was blamed for leading to a huge spike in Covid-19 cases last year. Photo: Getty Images

What Delta variant? Sturgis biker rally expects massive crowds as event revs back into action in South Dakota despite coronavirus fears

  • The 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota was blamed for a spike in Covid-19 cases, yet this year’s rally is expected to attract 700,000 motorcycle fans
  • ‘You cannot stop it. I feel completely powerless,’ one local says. But city and state officials have embraced the event, which will boost tourism revenue

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, the US was blamed for leading to a huge spike in Covid-19 cases last year. Photo: Getty Images
The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, the US was blamed for leading to a huge spike in Covid-19 cases last year. Photo: Getty Images
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