Sturgis Rally Escape Route:
When the Sturgis Rally is over, at least over for
you despite the fact that other fanatics are lying
about the Harley strewn ground soaking up those last
moments, you might leave in just too big of a hurry.
Maybe you'll even end the Sturgis Rally by having
Mr. Jeeves wheel the Harley onto the Lear jet. I don't
But if you want to have a more interesting exit, consider
your escape route.
the Sturgis Rally through Pine Ridge
one we're recommending is through the Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. It's the
home of many Lakota. It's also one of the larger Indian
reservations in the country, and a land of some fine
scenery as well as a Lakota culture which some people
find very interesting.
"The rez," as locals call the reservation,
is also economically depressed. So, maybe a little
Sturgis Rally business wouldn't hurt.
Sturgis Rally Route
Sturgis Rally route of choice starts in Rapid City.
You'll head down Hwy. 44. It's almost a straight shot
into the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. You'll also
be in the close vicinity of Badlands National Park,
perhaps the hottest spot between here and Hell during
August. But still, a good place to visit.
As you bike down rural Hwy 44 you'll be on an untouristed
route through western South Dakota. The old highway
goes along Rapid Creek and skirts part of the Buffalo
Gap National Grasslands.
Rally last look at Friendly Prairie Dogs
may see a few antelope or prairie dogs. The national
grasslands are center of a fight about just how these
publicly owned lands are to be managed - mainly for
the few cattle grazers around them, or for wildlife,
habitat and the entire public.
On to more of the escape from the Sturgis Rally...
Rally Culture - and a different way of life