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Wyoming Highway Patrol prepares for 75th Annual Sturgis Rally

The 75th anniversary of the Sturgis, South Dakota motorcycle rally is approaching and scheduled August 3rd through August 9th, 2015. The 75th anniversary has the potential of reaching over one million enthusiasts.

Sturgis traffic will be traveling through Wyoming to and from the event and the Northeast corner of the Cowboy State will experience a heavy influx of motorcyclists during the week of the event. The Wyoming Highway Patrol encourages motorists to drive and ride safely, respect each other and keep each other safe. If you are planning to travel to Northeast Wyoming, particularly the Crook County and Weston County areas, be prepared for heavy traffic and delays during peak hours of the day.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will have additional enforcement the weeks before, during and after the event. WHP Troopers will be fulfilling the agency mission of serving and protecting all people in Wyoming with courtesy, professionalism and integrity through high visibility in Northeast Wyoming and emphasizing highway traffic safety through education and enforcement.

To stay safe during the event, WHP encourages everyone to plan ahead, check weather forecasts, watch for wildlife on the highways at all times, designate a sober driver and be courteous to one another.

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