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Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts traveled to the Lake of the Ozarks for a bike rally weeks after a similar event in Sturgis was linked to COVID-19 cases in 8 states

Motorcyclists ride down Lazelle Street during the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 8, 2020. <p class="copyright">Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images</p>
Motorcyclists ride down Lazelle Street during the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 8, 2020.

Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts descended upon Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks for its Bikefest this weekend, approximately three weeks after a similar rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, was linked to COVID-19 cases in at least eight states.

The five-day festival started on Wednesday, as Missouri continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, Missouri reported 1,387 new cases, and, according to the Associated Press, hospitalizations are rising.

Missouri has no statewide mask requirement, and Lake Ozark Mayor Gerry Murawski told the Kansas City Star last week that he had doubts motorcycle rally attendees would wear face coverings.

“It’s just that’s the way they are,” he told The Star.

The festival, which includes five days of motorcycle rides, concerts, and events at bars

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That’s it, this year is officially a wrap!

has been canceled. This is likely the final event of the year that was still on, so the fact this motorcycle gathering is no longer happening is both sad and not surprising. Originally, the event which was to be presented by BMW Motorrad was scheduled for October 9-11. As you’ve no doubt guessed by now, the reason for calling it off is COVID-19. Anyone who’s purchased tickets or reserve a camp spot will automatically receive a refund.” data-reactid=”14″It’s official: Barber Motorsports Park has announced the 2020 Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival has been canceled. This is likely the final event of the year that was still on, so the fact this motorcycle gathering is no longer happening is both sad and not

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