The 2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally just ended and yes, I am already looking forward to 2012. I have been working for Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® now for over three years and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of my favorite to attend.
What makes the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally so unique?
There is so many facets to the Sturgis Bike Rally that the best place to probably start is with the people. Not only are the local people incredibly nice but all the bikers that attend the rally are great.
The Buffalo Chip, Sturgis South Dakota is the place to be!
2011 was my first year staying at the Legendary Buffalo Chip (with Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®) and it won’t be my last. It was great being so close to all the great entertainment that the Buffalo Chip is known for plus all those great people mentioned above. This past rally saw great musical acts including Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Buckcherry, Toby Keith, Poison and many more. A great surprise for me was how fantastic Jeff Bridges and his band was. I know he is a great actor but I have never seen him perform as a musician.
What makes the Buffalo Chip a unique concert venue is also the fact you can drive your motorcycle or golf cart into the amphitheater and watch the concert sitting on your bike. And when it comes time to get the performing act to do an encore, you just rev up your bike.
While at the Buffalo Chip don’t forget to try the Pork Parfait and the Donut Cheeseburger. Both are fantastic additions to your rally diet. Okay, that may not be true but you need to at least try them. The pulled pork available at the Buffalo Chip and in Sturgis is pretty good!
Wine tasting in South Dakota.
I was surprised to find that you can make a day of wine tasting during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Our first stop was Prairie Berry Winery. The food here is fantastic and I am a big fan of their red wines. The Rimrock, a full-bodied, dark red Zinfandel and South Dakota River Grape wine was the one I enjoyed. Fellow BAMer (free breakdown and legal assistance for motorcyclists), Roz preferred the Calamity Jane, a sweet and fruity Concord grape wine that tastes like grape juice. Ha, figures Roz would love a wine with ‘Calamity’ in the title.
Naked Wine Tasting during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Across the road from Prairie Berry is the Naked Winery. With wines named Cougar, Dominatrix, Missionary and Penetration, how can you not have fun. When we were done with the regular tasting we requested a taste of the Climax Chardonnay and were told they were out of that. We suggested they create a new wine called ‘Frustration’ for those times they are out of the Climax. Let’s see if they have that next year. We also popped in to Belle Joli on Main St in Deadwood. Fantastic whites!
There is so much more to plan for Sturgis 2012. Mount Rushmore, Spearfish, Deadwood, etc and other great riding areas. The Legends Ride, a great fundraiser put on by the Buffalo Chip, concerts and, of course, the people.
Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys® and BAM, Free Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists will be in Sturgis, August 2012. Stay tuned for what motorcycle lawyer Russ Brown and his BAM team have in store.
Ride Safe and see you in August.