Sturgis, South Dakota – Are you ready for Sturgis 2012? Yes, I know Christmas is just around the corner and that the Sturgis motorcycle rally is not till August but it’s never too soon to start planning. A great holiday gift could be a rally pass for the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Right now the pass is $175.00 bucks a great deal for camping and a week of concerts during the largest motorcycle rally in the world.
Part of what makes Sturgis so great is the incredible landscape of Sturgis and the surrounding areas.
View America—Ride Sturgis
If you are lucky enough to attend a Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, you’ll be in for a wild week of rocking concerts, amazing food, and unbelievable custom bikes. Yet the main reason most motorcyclists choose to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is to ride through some of America’s most beautiful landscape. Day rides from Sturgis can take you anywhere—through the Badlands, Devil’s Tower, Spearfish Canyon, and Mount Rushmore. All you need is your helmet, your bike and maybe a GPS!
The topography of South Dakota offers motorcyclists vastly different biking opportunities. To the east of the Missouri River, bikers can experience low rolling hills, winding roads, and pristine lakes formed by glaciers a long time ago. To the west of the Missouri River, however, bikers can ride through deep canyons, stone pyramids, eroded landscape, and rolling plains. Here is a small sampling of some of the many exciting day rides from Sturgis.
Badlands Loop Road
The Badlands National Park is in the southwestern corner of South Dakota and home to some incredible views of eroded landscape and wildlife. Interstate 90 bikers will find the 40 mile east west loop road a great way to take in the scenery and enjoy the majesty of South Dakota. If you do choose to ride through the Badlands, use extra caution. Animals are almost always near the roads and always on the move in the morning and late afternoon, which can be dangerous for oncoming motorcyclists.
Located just 46 miles from Rapid City, there isn’t a more beautiful area in the United States. The canyon runs through the Black Hills about 10 miles from Deadwood, an old mining town. Now it is a pristine pine forest and meadow with some incredible views, amazing waterfalls, camping grounds, and unique wildlife.
You’ll need to cross the Wyoming border for this one, but believe me it is worth the trip! This massive tower rises 5,112 feet above sea level and is the first National Monument designated by Teddy Roosevelt in 1906. Once you are there, you can hike around the base of the 1267 foot tower of volcanic rock or just park your bike and enjoy the view. From Sturgis you can ride the Lasso, a 110 mile loop that takes you into a most unique area of Wyoming, through the Devil’s Tower, and back again.
Mount Rushmore is one of the most popular national monuments. Completed in 1941, this amazing granite sculpture depicts the faces of 4 of our most famous presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Bikers attending Sturgis can visit this unique monument firsthand when they ride in the Mayor’s Ride. The Mayor of Sturgis leads riders on an amazing ride from downtown Sturgis to Mount Rushmore National Memorial to Custer State Park and back!
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