Monday, May 23, 2011
Riding through Sturgis during the rally!!
Departing the Broken Spoke Campground, everyone will ride right down the middle of Main Street with all the parade experience of passing hundreds of bikes parked along the street. Passing through Sturgis in this manner may relieve the tension between deciding whether to go to Sturgis or Ride the Hoka Hey.
We will do both!
Departing Sturgis, we will ride some truly great roads going south to Grand Junction, Colorado. We will go from the Broken Spoke Campground, down the main street of Sturgis, and on to Deadwood, South Dakota. Departing Deadwood, we will go south past Mount Rushmore and on down the Iron Mountain Road riding in front of Mount Rushmore, through Keystone and on into the Black Hills. Following the Iron Mountain Road, we will proceed south through Custer State Park with its Buffalo and Elk herds and then south through Hot Springs, South Dakota and on south through the northwest corner of Nebraska where we turn west to Lusk, Wyoming.
Departing Lusk, we will ride south on a great back road to Wheatland. We will then ride the Bossler Road, a great high speed motorcycle road. Following the Bossler Road, we will go on to Laramie and southwest into Colorado and the southern approach to Rabbit Ears Pass. We will then ride down US 40 to the Gore Pass for our third trip over the Continental Divide.
On the west side of Gore Pass, we will ride over Red Dirt and Wolcott Passes and on down the Colorado River road into the Vail, Valley. Following the Vail Valley to the west, we will continue through Glenwood Canyon on a short distance of interstate and down the Colorado River to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Glenwood Canyon was the last segment of the original interstate highway system to be constructed and is one of the most spectacular scenic roadways in the otherwise spectacular Colorado Mountains.
At Glenwood Springs, we will turn south and proceed through Redstone and over McClure Pass to Grand Junction, Colorado and Grand Junction Harley-Davidson, our sixth check point.