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COVID cases spike by more than 500% in weeks after Sturgis Bike rally in South Dakota

COVID-19 cases have spiked more than 500% in the weeks after hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists flocked to South Dakota for the famous Sturgis Bike Rally, which drew one of its largest crowds yet this year despite the fast-spreading delta variant.

The annual event kicked off in Meade County on Aug. 6 and wrapped on Aug. 15. Just two days before motorcycle enthusiasts descended on the state, South Dakota reported a total of 657 active cases.

Motorcycles fill the streets of Sturgis, S.D on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began.

Motorcycles fill the streets of Sturgis, S.D on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began.

Motorcycles fill the streets of Sturgis, S.D on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began. (Stephen Groves/)

As of Friday, there were 3,992 people battling infections across South Dakota, with an average of 243 new cases and 123 hospitalizations daily. Meade County, home to Sturgis, has counted 330 new cases in the last

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The Mongoora Bike and Motorcycle Phone Mount is on sale at Amazon

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Just clamp it to the handlebars, wrap it around your cell, and you're ready for the open road. (Photo: Amazon)

Just clamp it to the handlebars, wrap it around your cell, and you’re ready for the open road. (Photo: Amazon)

Let’s face it: One of the thrills of a motorcycle or bike is the ability to hit the road and let it take you where it may. Every week on Then Came Bronson on NBC, a motorcycle-mounted Michael Parks would tell that San Francisco driver next to him that he was “taking a trip” to “wherever I end up.” Then again, he didn’t have much choice: While a two-wheel ride is great for having the open road ahead of you, you can’t exactly spread a map out on the handlebars. 

Nowadays, our phones can be our navigators, with their GPS functionality, but as anyone who’s ever been ambitious (read: insane) enough

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One dead and four wounded after motorcycle gangs clash on ‘bike night’ in Lake Ozark

A shooting Thursday night on the strip at Lake Ozark that left one man dead and four injured involved a confrontation between rival motorcycle gangs, a city of Lake Ozark spokesman told The Star.

The victims had not been identified as of Friday evening and conditions of the injured were not known, the city said. Early news media reports had said the shooting was “gang related,” according to police reports, but did not describe what type of gangs were involved.

“We can’t speak yet as to which clubs were involved,” Lake Ozark spokesman Dan Field said in an email. “That’s part of the ongoing investigation.”

Taking the lead in that investigation is the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control, the city said. Lake Ozark police and other lake-area law enforcement agencies are assisting.

No charges had been filed as of Friday afternoon. Officials said initially that

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The Zero Motorcycles FXE Is a Electrifying New Commuter Bike Aimed at Urban Riders

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Zero Motorcycles has launched slick new electric bike in its fleet aimed squarely at those in the market for a speedy urban motorcycle.

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While the two-wheeled EV makers’ fairing-wrapped SR/S leads the Zero fleet in performance with 140 pound-feet of torque and a 1.6-second 60-mph sprint time—enough style and speed to catch the attention of famed customizer Deus Ex Machina—the new Zero FXE sits on the more affordable, practical end of the spectrum. 

Originally born as a collaborative concept with San Francisco’s HUGE Design, its shape stands out from Zero’s preceding FX dirt bike and FXS dual-sport bike with the most paneling of the three and what the company describes as an emphasis on “ergonomic touchpoints.” 

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However, the core FX platform is unchanged. A brushless motor produces 46

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