Normally the week before the official week of the Rally is just about as busy as the Rally. Which is why they extended it to 10 days. Busy first weekend/week, then a lull, then used to be a big weekend finale.
There are very few bikers coming thru town this week before the Rally, the fewest that have been here early in decades. If this follows the traditional preview of how busy the week of the Rally will be, the Rally attendance is going to be extremely low for 2020.
The past few years the Rally was over by Wednesday or Thursday. I'll be surprised if this isn't by far the smallest Rally since they started keeping records.
The City will put out the barricades probably Thursday night the 6th. Last year the City pulled the barricades a day early because so few bikers were here the last half of the week. One large group of bikers came to Main St. the final Sunday of the Rally last year and half of the block at Main St and Junction was bikes only and the rest of Main street was re-opened to all traffic.
Sancho wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:04 pm
The motorcycle traffic looks really light for only one week before the rally. Does the City still plan to close Main Street to motorcycles only? Are they installing all the four way stops on Lazelle Street?