The official attendance numbers for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2009 have not been tallied yet, but judging by being there all week during the first week in August and comparing the event to other years both attendance and vendor participation were significantly down to be expected in a recession year. However a few less tens of thousand motorcyclists doesnt affect the fun and revelry that goes on and this year was no different.
I have lots of great photos to share whether youre into Sturgis or not. The first is a photo essay of an overview of the action on Main Street, the center of activities for the rally. Check out my photo essay in the WRN Photo Gallery.