by: Sean Bower
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Businesses across South Dakota are preparing for bikers after the Sturgis City Council voted 8-1 to hold the 80th annual rally this summer. The event brings plenty of business to the Black Hills area, but also to the rest of South Dakota, as visitors from across the country travel through the state.
The summer months mean more motorcycles on the road and more business for J&L Harley Davidson.
“Being in the crossroads of Interstate 29 and Interstate 90, we see a ton of tourists throughout the summer. you know, July and August we have extended hours to help accommodate all those people riding through,” J&L Harley Davidson Co-Owner Jimmy Entenman said.
Nearly half a million people attended last year’s Sturgis rally. That increased traffic is important for motorcycle shops across the state.
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