Notable Quotable

August 04, 2006|By CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Imagine sitting in a church or sitting in a synagogue, trying to have a ... prayer service, and you have half a million bikes running by every minute of the day and night for three weeks. That's what the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally does to this environment."

-- DEBRA WHITE PLUME, a Lakota Sioux from the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, explaining the impact of the annual event in which more than 500,000 bikers arrive in the Black Hills each August.

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