Northeast Wyoming is gearing up for an influx of people next week during the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle rally.
The event draws motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country. Hulett town clerk Melissa Bears says it means big business for towns in northeast Wyoming.
“For many of our businesses, what they make this week is what they will try and live on for the entire winter,” she says. “That’s what keeps them open so they can sustain their business for another year.”
But Bears also points out that all those bikers can put a strain on the the town’s infrastructure. She says this year Hulett will spend about 15 thousand dollars on portable restrooms and extra trash pick up.