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The Buffalo Chip prepares for 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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STURGIS, S.D. — The 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is only a few weeks away, and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip says they’re moving forward with business as usual.

With concerts and bike shows, the Chip is going to offer the same entertainment that they have in years past. Despite COVID-19, organizers say there won’t be any mask or social distancing requirements.

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Although the 80th year for the rally was expected to draw record crowds before the pandemic, the Buffalo Chip is expecting a slight drop-off in attendance.

Rod Woodruff, Owner of the Buffalo Chip, says “We are gonna have quite a few people here not nearly as many as everybody would have expected but we are gonna have a lot of people here and they’re all coming to have a good time and to see friends that they haven’t seen in probably for a year.”

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally kicks off August 7 and goes through the August 16.

This years rally will be a little different than in years past with rules and guidelines enforced throughout the town.

Location: South Dakota
Source: newscenter1.tv
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