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Are motorcycle events usually well attended?

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Motorcycle events draw in millions of motorcycle enthusiasts each year in the United States. Motorcycle events, including rallies and off-road motocross, are held every year throughout the country.

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Motorcycle rallies are the most popular category of motorcycle event held in the United States. An annual rally has been held in Sturgis, South Dakota, since 1938 and contends for the largest annual motorcycle event. With a permanent population in 2015 of less than 10,000, this otherwise quiet town swells to the size of a metropolis during the August event. The rally drew 442,200 attendees in 2014, with the year 2000 seeing a record number of 633,000 attendees, according to the City of Sturgis Rally and Events Department.

Daytona Bike Week, held annually in Daytona Beach, Florida, is another contender for the largest motorcycle rally in the United States, with an approximate attendance of 500,000, according to the city's official event website. Every October, the city also hosts Biketoberfest, another rally with attendance reaching over 100,000.

While motorcycle rallies generally focus on street-legal motorcycles, off-road motorcycle events are also widely attended. The American Motorcycle Association Supercross Championship is a motocross sports event that takes place in stadiums and arenas across the country. AMA Supercross events had a combined attendance of 836,861 fans in 2013, and they drew a near-capacity crowd of 69,785 at the Georgia Dome in 2014, according to USA Today.

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