UPDATED 6:00 PM PT – Sunday, August 8, 2021
Tens of thousands of bikers, music lovers and other patriotic Americans have celebrated their weekend at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. The festival has remained ongoing, despite rampant attacks by Democrats and health bureaucrats.
Anthony Fauci recently denounced the biker rally as a “super-spreader event.” However, studies have shown last year’s rally in Sturgis did not result in mass infections.
The Sturgis rally is about hopping on your bike and exploring this great country through our open roads. Bikers come here because they WANT to be here. And we love to see them! There’s a risk associated with everything that we do in life. Bikers get that better than anyone.
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) August 4, 2021
Attendees have said they refused to succumb to fear.
“They could have shut the rally down and everybody else still showed up anyway, I think, last year. So it’s a it’s one of those things that if you want to do it, that should be your choice to come out and have a good time,” attendee Aaron Harper stated. “If not, then that’s your choice as well.”
The 81st annual biker festival kicked off on Friday and is expected to last until August 15.