Well let me just start out by saying, that I said a lot about not needing to ever go to Sturgis, but…I talk a lot…I say things that get changed…awe heck…I guess I lied! Because after we did a pre-Sturgis ride, we had to come back and see what it was really like during the rally.
Here are some pics from the roads and byways. We did many rides from Custer State Park to all the best spots in the Black Hills. Hill City, Deadwood, Newcastle, Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Road, and of course Sturgis. The roads and riding here are awesome.
The cool thing about the Sturgis rally is all the nearby towns which get caught up in the action, and all the riding that needs to be done to get to each one. So although almost 506,000 bikes showed up for the rally, they were nicely spread out as they explored the area.
That said, here is downtown Custer during the rally.
The roads in the State park filled up too, this is the entrance to Needles Highway. The park sold over 300,000 bike bands during rally week.
We really like Deadwood, it’s a real town of the old west, and apparently they numbered their saloons! We had lunch, an awesome lunch, at the Eagle Bar. I think their seating is a bit questionable however, lol.
We will definitely make some more trips back to Deadwood to explore the history. But for this blog…it’s on to Sturgis!
Sturgis a few days before the rally began.
And then…boom…a hundred thousand bikes and bikers.
Some of our favorite bikes we saw around town.
(Hey there’s someone else from Florida here!)
And out about there were lots of group rides.
In the end…we were a bit worn out.
But is was worth it, the Black Hills and Sturgis has to be some of the best riding we have been able to do.
We appreciate you taking the time to share our adventure with us.
2 thoughts on “Custer State Park Working Adventure: Sturgis or Bust”
Really liked the shot with I ride with Russ in the background.
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Isn’t that adorable! He’s just so darn cute 😉
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