Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: 8 Best Things To Do + 5 Scenic Bike Rides


Whether you’re riding across state lines, having your bike shipped, or hauling it yourself, having a game plan for when you arrive will help you get the most out of your motorcycle trip.

And while the rally is enough to keep you busy, carving out a day or two for local attractions and day trips can be an excellent addition to your trip.

Today, you can sip drinks, watch sports, attend concerts, and go camping at Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

1. Sturgis Buffalo Chip

It has three trails for you to enjoy: Summit Trail, Lake Trail, and Centennial Trail. You can go hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, and fishing.

2. Bear Butte State Park

If you’re looking for a little bit of the Old West or Wild Wild West history, Deadwood, SD, should be on your list of places to visit.

3. Visit Deadwood, SD

You’ll take a gorgeous ride on winding roads through the southern Black Hills of  South Dakota, passing through small cities and unincorporated towns.

4. Mount Rushmore National Memorial

You can visit the Indian Museum of North America, the mountain carving gallery, and even take a face-to-face tour of the statue.

5. Crazy Horse Memorial