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Safety high priority for Kentucky Bike Rally

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The Annual Kentucky Bike Rally starts this week in Sturgis.

Bikers will be coming in the thousands and state troopers are hoping for a safe weekend on the roads.

Event organizers for the Kentucky Bike Rally say they're expecting over 8,000 people to attend. They're asking for Western Kentucky drivers to be careful on the road and to watch out for motorcycles.

The Kentucky Motorcycle Association has put up permanent "Share The Road" signs along area highways. It's a constant reminder for drivers to watch out for motorcycles.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than those driving cars.

Bikers say, although a lot of the action will take place inside the fairgrounds, there will be bikers riding all over the county and they're asking for other drivers to be vigilant.

Biker, Hollie Markham, says "its going to be crazy because a lot of the roads around here are really pretty so there's going to be a lot of riding and a lot of traffic, so just keep an eye out for any kind of motorcycles."

The rally starts on Wednesday and lasts through Sunday.

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