Does a photo of thousands of people packed shoulder to shoulder without face masks show the crowd at the Sturgis 2020 motorcycle rally? No, that's not true: The photo was taken at a previous Sturgis rally when there was not a COVID-19 pandemic. The city of Sturgis has not imposed mask and social distancing requirements for the estimated 250,000 people expected to attend the 10-day event, but this image is falsely labeled as showing the 2020 rally.
GONNA BE SOME GREAT DEALS OUT THERE ON USED MOTORCYCLES IN ABOUT SIX WEEKS
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Aug 10 22:38:56 2020 UTC)
The meme said will be "great deals" on used bikes in the weeks after the rally, presumably dark humor suggesting many of the attendees will get COVID-19 and die. We are not fact checking that part of the post -- just the claim that the image shows the 2020 crowd.
The photo apparently was taken at the 2015 rally:
We also found a Facebook post from March 2019, which would mean the photo is at least two years old.