Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2014

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2014

Well, I finally made it to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and it didn’t disappoint me and I will definitely will be going back. Before I get into writing about our journey I will tell you that if you haven’t been it’s a must do. Now on to the journey.

The journey started with me leaving South Florida and heading to Georgia to meet up with my good friends. No we were not riding our bikes because I guess we are not that hardcore, plus I am still working and didn’t have the time. I do want to make the journey on the bike, so I can experience the ride across the country.

Once we arrived in Georgia we unloaded our bikes and loaded them on our friends trailer for the beginning of the real journey across country in a motorhome. Destination was Sturgis in 2 1/2, which was a total of roughly 1600 miles. Here we were getting ready to head out early in the morning. This would be our home on the road for the next 10 days.

Sturgis Bound

Sturgis Bound Home

Here’s a video of our journey…

Our first stop on our journey was St. Louis, MO so we could see the archway to the west. Being from Florida it was one of those things I wanted to see along the way. We found a great campground that is part of the casino right across from the arch.

Archway to the West

Archway to the West

Me and my partner in crime

Me and my partner in crime

Me and my girl at the arch.

Me and my girl at the arch.




Our next stop was one that was planned but happened, and it was a stop in Mitchel, SD. The most interesting part was stopping to see the Corn Palace. This wasn’t one of the items on my bucket list, but it was one of those things that was unusual enough to stop and visit. If you haven’t heard about it look it up online because it was an interesting part of history. The art is made of corn. You can see the pictures below.

Corn Palace

Corn Palace

Corn Palace - Mitchell, SD

Corn Palace – Mitchell, SD

Corn Palace art

Corn Palace art

Corn Palace Art

Corn Palace Art

My girlfriend getting friendly with the locals at the Corn Palace.

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Next stop was the campground outside of Sturgis and then our first trip into town to check it out.

Campground - Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Campground – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Our first trip into town. A little quiet before the craziness.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Welcome Harley Riders

Welcome Harley Riders

Right away we met some of the wild life in Sturgis.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - Wild Life

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – Wild Life

Below are just various pictures from our journey of the spots we visited. Here is a list of the places and I’m sure I’ll miss many – Sturgis, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands, Needles, Devils Tower, Deadwood, Lead, Spearfish, Hill City, Custer, Sundance WY, and Hulett WY, just to name a few.

We rode over 200 miles a day visiting all the places in and around Sturgis.

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

Needles

Needles

Devils Tower

Devils Tower

Badlands

Badlands

Saloon where Wild Bill was shot

Saloon where Wild Bill was shot

Capture of assassin of Wild Bill

Capture of assassin of Wild Bill

Full Throttle Saloon

Full Throttle Saloon

Other Wild Life:
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