• From:
  • Mon Aug 6, 2012 9:00
  • Until:
  • Sun Aug 12, 2012 23:00

The 72nd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a world renowned rally held in Sturgis, South Dakota. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the experience of a lifetime in a place where local care about hospitality and visiting exhibitors can show you anything and everything you'd want or need to gear up or dress up your bike. Or heck, just buy a new one while you are here! For more information on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally see: http://esr.cc/N2tdlZ

Harley-Davidson and Victory introduce their new models each year during the Rally and you can demo virtually every kind of bike on the market - custom, V-Twin or metric. It's like being a kid again, in a candy store. Only better! Because in addition to the bikes there are plenty of attractions:

  • Concerts, races and bike shows
  • Five blocks of Main Street bikes-only street
  • The 10th Annual Mayor's Ride
  • Michael Lichter's annual motorcycle photography exhibit
  • The 8th Annual World Championship of Custom Bike Building
  • The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
  • Organized rides and routes
  • The Limpnickie Lot - A group for custom bike builders, fabricators, enthusiasts, and American Parts manufacturers from the next generation of the American V-Twin industry
  • Some pretty impressive watering holes, and restaurants

The magic of the Black Hills is mesmerizing and the roads, there are few places on this good earth that offer this kind of riding. Incredible roads are available:

  • Needles Highway - 14 miles (x km) through granite structures and tunnels through the pine trees of the Black Hills
  • Iron Mountain Road - scenic riding past Mount Rushmore and to the top of Iron Mountain, where a pull-out provides an amazing vista of the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial - a beautiful ride up to the memorial, and a stunning view of USA's most prized historical landmark
  • Wildlife Loop - ride through open grasslands, rolling hills and pine trees. Many of the park's wildlife species are commonly seen including buffalo, bighorn sheep, antelope, deer, elk, coyote, prairie dog, and numerous birds
  • Vanocker Canyon Road - a great ride up a canyon, it has great twisties, and wonderful scenic views
  • Spearfish Canyon - ride through narrow canyon walls rising sharply upward from Spearfish Creek and the highway sculpted along the canyon bottom. A forest of spruce, pine, aspen, birch, and oak covers much of the hillsides, the skyline is lined with extensive ridges of limestone cliffs
  • Custer State Park - ride through the park to see herds of bison grazing in the fields
  • Crazy Horse Memorial - a beautiful ride up to the memorial, a stunning mountain carving of a man on a horse, which to this day is still under construction
  • Bear Butte State Park - ride up to the state park to see the Native Americans sacred mountain
  • The Badlands - ride along striking geologic deposits containing one of the world's richest fossil beds. Ancient mammals such as the rhino, horse, and saber-toothed cat once roamed here
  • Devils Tower National Monument - visit this stunning monument, a massive geologic formation spiking up out of nowhere, 5,112 feet (1,558 m) above sea level
  • Highway 14A - big, wide turns transport you to the infamous town of Deadwood and the mining town of Lead
  • Highway 385 - awe inspiring as it meanders past towns like Hill City, Silver City and Custer, all contained in the Black Hills National Forest.

Book your stay in Sturgis in advance, or you'll be camping out with your bike.  For more information on lodging, camping, or vacation homes see: http://esr.cc/NclkrV

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is breathtaking, it's glorious and it will make you want to come back year after year. It's all waiting for you in Sturgis and the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The excitement is hard to shake and the new friends are hard to leave so deciding to come back and do it all over is a fairly easy choice. Enjoy the ride! Eat Sleep RIDE

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