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Press Photo by Ashley Martin Bikers stop in Dickinson Saturday. Though they were headed to Montana, they planned to head to Sturgis Wednesday for the big Sturgis Motorcyle Rally.

Bring on the bikers


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Baby boomers rumbling through South Dakota now outnumber their younger motorcycle comrades, shrugging off sports cars in search of motorized freedom. But they also account for the most accidents.

That's why safety groups are trying to persuade biker boomers to wear helmets and protective clothing as they roll into the Black Hills for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The week-long event that attracted more than 400,000 people last year begins Monday.

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