Sturgis Rally produces $1.3 million in tax collections

September 2, 2020

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Taxes collected from the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally totaled more than $1.3 million, a 6% increase compared with 2019.

A report from the South Dakota Department of Revenue shows that more than half of the taxes collected were state sales taxes.

The 10-day rally in western South Dakota drew hundreds of thousands of bikers from across the country.

The large-scale event has been linked to more than 250 coronavirus infections in 12 states.