Sturgis Rally Enlightenment Ride
the Sturgis Rally, our Ride of Enlightenment is one
of the longer rides you can take. It courses through
the main part of the Black Hills where you will see
ponderosa pines continuously. At the Sturgis Rally,
it's one of the great rides.
There are enchanted rock formations. You might spots
a mountain goat, elk, wild turkey, buffalo deer or
other critter, either walking about, or laying on
the side of the road if it has been unlucky.
plastering a buffalo in a semi- is one thing, hitting
one on a Harley is another. Wildlife is most active
during morning, evening and night. The critters don't
generally look before crossing the road.
Enlightenment Ride begins in Sturgis. You'll want
to get on the Vanocker Canyon Road which has a turnoff
near Philtown down by I-90. It's a new paved highway.
Some locals think it's almost as nice as Spearfish
Canyon, which is a well known and national Scenic
byway. There is a drive to prohibit billboards on
it to keep the stretch as pristine as possible. That
move will succeed, if the greed-heads don't win out.
Sturgis to Nemo
this stretch is a straight shot from Sturgis, Vanocker
Canyon is sure to be one of the busiest sections of
road, except of course for I-90.
You'll come out just north of Nemo. There are a couple
mountain bars at Nemo that are worth a look - sawdust
on the floor, wood stove, cabins and that sort of
thing. The Centennial Trail for hikers also goes near
here. So, if you want to hike 110 miles, you're by
the trail where you can do that at Nemo.
by Bikers on the Sturgis Rally Best Long Ride