Sturgis Rally Enlightenment Ride
Sturgis Rally hundreds of Sturgis
Rally Best Longest Ride Before we get to the Sturgis
Rally Enlightenment Tour, consider this:
Rally in the Black Hills
At the Sturgis Rally you'll be riding down
a Black Hills road twisting and turning through the
ponderosa pine covered mountains and you'll think,
'man, this is cool.' There is no way that you cannot
possibly think this if you like riding a bike and
are still alive on Planet Earth.
This is a great place to ride.
The Sturgis Rally runs its course in the Black Hills
- the easternmost portion of the Rocky Mountains.
They're really mountains, not hills. But they are
called Black Hills because the Lakota translation
of Paha Sapa means "Black Hills."
Rides at the Sturgis Rally
They looked black from the Indian camps scattered
over the Plains. The Black Hills are still relatively
uninhabited compared to many parts of North America.
The roads are ideal for bikes, and the Sturgis Rally.
than the long straight grades that characterize some
other parts of the Rockies, Black Hills roads frequented
by Sturgis Rally bikers curve and twist through the
There are lots of ups and down. There are continuous
All along the way the scenery is great. So, you can't
really go wrong no matter where you explore. However,
I'm going to suggest the cream-of-the-crop rides.
And give an insider's knowledge of the neat stuff
is one thing you might not expect - cold mountain
weather. Coming off the Plains or from another part
of the country where it's 90 degrees, it's difficult
to imagine what northern Rocky Mountain weather can
be like in August. It may be scorching hot. But it
also may be cold enough for a down jacket.
Chances are, Sturgis Rally temperatures will
be summer-like. But you'll want to be prepared in
the event it is not. It has snowed in August. Not
often, but it isn't impossible to have snow at high
altitude. Cold rain is more likely. So, be forewarned
if you only have a t-shirt.
With that, it's on to the Sturgis Rally Black Hills
Sturgis Rally Ride Begins
at the edge of Sturgis