Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Through Keystone and down to Grace Coolidge Creek on the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Best Short Ride

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

When it gets hot at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, bikers head for the mountains. You're only a small jaunt from higher elevations at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

"Surrounded by bikers at the Sturgis Rally - hundreds of thousands of them."
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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally bikers often go by Harney Peak. It's below. It's the highest point in the Black Hills. Below is the north face which can be seen from the central Black Hills.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - Best Short Ride

The first part of this Sturgis Motorcycle Rally ride is in the Black Hills National Forest. Eventually you'll come to Lakota Lake, a small mountain lake that doesn't have too many visitors. It's a good place to eat a packed lunch.

Upstream from the lake is Iron Creek, which has a nice and seldom used trail along it. You can catch trout in the lake.

Visit Grace Coolidge at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Hwy 16A, which is the one you're on, meanders into the eastern part of Custer State Park. Eventually it goes to Grace Coolidge Creek where you will bear west again. The stream is named after the wife of President Calvin Coolidge, who had his summer White House in the state Game Lodge in the park.
She was reportedly a real babe, and a nice person.

A Monument to Idiots at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

The park visitor center is along this route, and is worth a look. There is a good overview of the natural ecosystem of the Black Hills. And staring you in the eyeball in a way to make humans feel guilty is a full stuffed mount of the last Audubon bighorn sheep in existence. It's dead, of course. All of it's kind were exterminated by greedy white men. Or, stupid idiots, if you prefer.

The Needles at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

When you get to 87A in the park, head north. This is one of the more interesting roads to bike at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It winds through the famous Needles area. It's world-renowned as a good rock climbing area. And the Needles are cool.

If you are considering climbing one, even an easy one, you may want to consider this - it's a lot easier climbing up than climbing back down. There have been cases where a person has climbed up and was unable to get down until rescued by climbing experts.

There have been cases where a persons have actually had to spend the entire night on top of a rock. Sometimes, they are cold nights. Dark nights. In short, sitting on a rock all night is now way spend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
This is technical rock climbing.

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