Inflation causes rallygoers to cut back on travel expenses

Motorcycles line Main Street as Sturgis Rally bikers stroll through vendors and visit bars.
Motorcycles line Main Street as Sturgis Rally bikers stroll through vendors and visit bars.(The Home Slice Group)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 6:35 PM MDT
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STURGIS, S.D. (KEVN) - Inflation takes a bite out of everyone’s budget but bikers gathering for the Sturgis Rally made sure they have the cash to make the trip a memory.

For the most part, people at the Sturgis Rally have enough cash on hand. According to the 2021 Sturgis Rally demographic survey, the average income for bikers ranges from $70,000 to $100,000 annually.

One rallygoer says that inflation did not impact his decision to travel.

“It really has not affected us that much,” a biker told KEVN Black Hills Fox. But he did admit there was a slow-down at his job that he has felt. “It is stunting my mark a little, but it is not bad right now”.

The biker says he didn’t stay entirely within his budget, spending more than his wife expected but there are no regrets.

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