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Here is another option. I recommend seeing the Badlands at least once. Might as well stop off a Wall Drug along the way for an ice cream code if it is a hot day. The Wagon Wheel Bar is a great hole-in-the-wall for cheaper drink and food. This route takes a back road to Wall. Faster if you do I-90, depends on your priorities.

I also mapped a route through Sturgis on side-streets. This is useful when the main entrance gets clogged up with stop and go traffic (mostly stop). This route also returns via Nemo Road and Vanocker Canyon Rd.

There is a lot of options on this route, so it should give you some ideas if interested.

Last route, I promise (at least for today). This is an alternate route to get around the traffic and get to the local bars or the Da Bus main terminal. Finding a parking place can sometimes be a challenge.

 

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Last route, I promise (at least for today). This is an alternate route to get around the traffic and get to the local bars or the Da Bus main terminal. Finding a parking place can sometimes be a challenge.

Crap, one more. Between locations 7-10 is the Custer State Park "Wildlife Loop". Reportedly, best chance of observing Buffalo and other wildlife. This route also covers the pigtail bridges and tunnels mentioned earlier. It also has three casinos near Rapid City for good measure.

 

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I’ll be riding from Midland, Texas. We are staying at the new Full Throttle. We went in “13” &” “15”. Those two times we stayed at the Buffalo Chip.
 

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I’ll be riding from Midland, Texas. We are staying at the new Full Throttle. We went in “13” &” “15”. Those two times we stayed at the Buffalo Chip.
The Chip is a "younger man's game" for me. I stayed there once to see Joe Walsh and James Gang. I think it was their 50th reunion. There is so much going on there that it is difficult to sleep, at least in a tent. We had a miserable night sleep-wise, but enjoyed the concert and outside activities. We were also camped downwind from a porta-potty. Got pretty ripe, but too late, drunk and dark to move the tent when we discovered that after the concerts :sick:... I suspect you are in a RV or camper?

We are probably going to stay at the Rush-No-More campground this year. They have a quiet time starting at 10:00pm, so a good night's sleep. Near Sturgis with shade, showers, inside bathrooms, WiFi, bar, breakfast/dinner, pool, local musicians etc, it is worth the $30/day-ish for tent camping. Da-Bus also comes by, so we often take the bus into Sturgis and then can have a few extra drinks. To each, there own :cool:!

Enjoy Sturgis!
 

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The Chip is a "younger man's game" for me. I stayed there once to see Joe Walsh and James Gang. I think it was their 50th reunion. There is so much going on there that it is difficult to sleep, at least in a tent. We had a miserable night sleep-wise, but enjoyed the concert and outside activities. We were also camped downwind from a porta-potty. Got pretty ripe, but too late, drunk and dark to move the tent when we discovered that after the concerts :sick:... I suspect you are in a RV or camper?

We are probably going to stay at the Rush-No-More campground this year. They have a quiet time starting at 10:00pm, so a good night's sleep. Near Sturgis with shade, showers, inside bathrooms, WiFi, bar, breakfast/dinner, pool, local musicians etc, it is worth the $30/day-ish for tent camping. Da-Bus also comes by, so we often take the bus into Sturgis and then can have a few extra drinks. To each, there own :cool:!

Enjoy Sturgis!
Yea My friends wife pulls the fifth wheel. The chip was nice. We want to check out some thing different this year.
 

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I will be this year. Stay up in deadwood. I find myself and friends traveling farther out more and more each year.

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I'm going to Spearfish this year for the first half before heading home. Thank's for the routes, hope to put them to use. Also going to the Harley drag races.

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I'm going to Spearfish this year for the first half before heading home. Thank's for the routes, hope to put them to use. Also going to the Harley drag races.

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I have been riding to Sturgis off and on over the past 40-years (only 350 miles away). Yes, I am getting "old"! Lots has changed over that time. My son and I were there in 2020 during the height of COVID and before the "vaccinations" were available. That was an interesting and and fun event. We are likely be there for a three day weekend this year, probably the first weekend. I used to stay for both weekends and week, but work and family responsibilities now gets in the way ;-). If any of you are available for a beer or need advice, please let me know. We are planning to stay at the Rush-No-More campground (most likely) this year. Hopefully the maps give you some ideas for rides. The directions of the maps is relevant. Take one direction on a route, stuffed with and stuck in traffic. Take the other direction, less traffic. The "short cuts" through Sturgis can really help. Not so "secret" these days.

Never been to the drag races, but does look like a blast!
 

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I'll be there in early July for a weekend and again for Sturgis..Deadwood is where I stay either in a hotel in town or near Lead/Central City. Be my 13th time, took 5 years off and missed it too much

Get up early ride the hills catch the vendors before it gets hot and full of idiots, back in Deadwood by 3pm usually bikes parked and happy hour starts
 

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Crap, one more. Between locations 7-10 is the Custer State Park "Wildlife Loop". Reportedly, best chance of observing Buffalo and other wildlife. This route also covers the pigtail bridges and tunnels mentioned earlier. It also has three casinos near Rapid City for good measure.

Thank you Woverby for all the info and routes, however I'm unable to open the links to the actual route page(s). The links open the Indian Ride Command site, but at the home page. I've created a profile thinking that may help, but no. Forgive my ignorance. Anyone else have problems? Please I hope its not just me. Maybe you could be so kind as the tell the name of the route so I could search for it on the Ride Cmd site? or the Author Name and search that way...? Any ideas?
 

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Iron Mountain Road is awesome, better then the Dragon if you ask me. If you have time check out Devils Tower and the Bad Lands as well. Both well worth the ride to them and not really that far.
 

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When you ride Iron Mountain Road, make sure you keep to inside on blind curves. I'm a local and everytime I ride it 1 or 2 cages going the other direction cut corners and are in my lane. If I were in middle or outer lane, I'd have been toast.
 

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Crap, one more. Between locations 7-10 is the Custer State Park "Wildlife Loop". Reportedly, best chance of observing Buffalo and other wildlife. This route also covers the pigtail bridges and tunnels mentioned earlier. It also has three casinos near Rapid City for good measure.

I've stopped riding the wild life loop because of the rookies that want to pet the nice buffalo.
 

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Iron Mountain Road is awesome, better then the Dragon if you ask me. If you have time check out Devils Tower and the Bad Lands as well. Both well worth the ride to them and not really that far.
I tend to agree. The Dragon has a mix of auto race clubs, sports bike, baggers, locals and tourists. Its a volatile mix, especially rounding sharp corners
 
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