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Thousands of bikers heading to South Dakota rally to be blocked at tribal land checkpoints – The Guardian

Clampdown comes as fears mount that mask-free bikers headed to large gathering could spread coronavirus to tribal groups

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Thousands of bikers heading to South Dakotas 10-day Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will not be allowed through Cheyenne River Sioux checkpoints, a spokesman for the Native American group said on Saturday.
The decision to prevent access across tribal lands to the annual rally, which could attract as many as 250,000 bikers amid fears it could lead to a massive, regional coronavirus outbreak, comes as part of larger Covid-19 prevention policy. The policy has pitted seven tribes that make up the Great Si…

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