Sturgis Bike Rally/Colorado Ride
Sturgis Bike Rally/Colorado
Our “Sturgis” Guided Motorcycle Tour offers a rider the chance to see the beautiful scenery of the Midwest United States and the Rocky Mountains. Our journey begins in the Mountains of Colorado and will eventually take us to the Black Hills Motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. The “Sturgis” Guided Motorcycle Tour is the “Most Desired Trip” of our Bucket List Bike Trips Excursions.
The scenery from Denver to Casper, Wyoming is wide open space and built with two lane roads that are built for a motorcycle trip. From Casper we venture west into the Bridger-Teton National Forest and get a chance for some serious riding in the Teton Wilderness Area. You will marvel at the Grand Teton’s when you see them! This has to be one of e the most scenic places on earth!
A Guided Motorcycle Tour of the Wyoming requires a day of riding in Yellowstone and we hit the throttle and ride a little north to take in the beauty of Yellowstone. From Yellowstone we will take on the “Chief Joseph Scenic Highway” across Wyoming to Devil’s Tower just outside the Thunder Basin National Grassland in East Wyoming. The Cloud Peak Skyway Scenic Byway will provide journey to Sturgis!
Departing Devil’s Tower we will cruise through Aladdin, Wyoming population 15. If you feel right at home you can purchase the entire town for $1,250,000.00, that price will make you the mayor, head of the post office and the owner of the only store in town with 3 rental properties. It is a laid back way of life!
In the case of Sturgis, getting here is half the fun! But once you’re here the adventure will take on a new level of excitement. Needles Highway, Spearfish Canyon and The Badlands are sure to make your list of “Most Memorable Rides”.
We will have plenty of time to enjoy the music and food offered at the Sturgis Black Hills Rally throughout the week.
Our last day in Sturgis will lead us south as we take the “Guided Motorcycle Tour” through the Custer National Forest as we make our way back to Denver.
We close the Sturgis Guided Motorcycle with a hosted Farewell Party where we can share a few laughs and great memories before departing for home.
(for booking questions or Guided Motorcycle Tour details call 205-790-8582)
Pre Ride Event –
Day 1 – Denver, Colorado
Pick up motorcycle rentals/assignment and gear (helmets, gloves, etc)
Kick Stands up and we head north from Denver to Casper, Wyoming. We enjoy Colorado’s oldest scenic byway as we head out of town. The Peak to peak Highway has been described as ‘The showcase of the Front Range”. The 55-mile long route provides views of the Continental Divide as well as Rocky Mountain National Park.
Day 2 – Casper, Wyoming
Today’s route will provide us some great wide open spaces to hit the throttle and enjoy the ride once we hit Dubois we will take in the majestic views of the Grand Teton’s. You’ll rest sound tonight after a full day of riding.
Day 3 – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Our guided motorcycle tour through Wyoming in route to Sturgis wouldn’t be complete without time in Jackson Hole. From the headwaters of Snake River ,where a pretty famous motorcycle guy (Evil Knievel) had a failed jump, to Yellowstone National Park. We will have an abundance of prime riding in this area.
Day 4 – Yellowstone National Forest, Wyoming
The riding is spectacular and the scenery is amazing. Have your cameras ready, Morning Glory, Tower Fall, Old Faithful Geyser, River Valley and numerous other scenic landmarks will leave you wanting more time in Yellowstone!
Day 5 – Yellowstone National Forest to Lovell, Wyoming
Chief Joseph Scenic Highway will be our adventure for today our guided motorcycle tour. Expect the best ride of your life with endless switch-backs, vertical ascents to 10,000 feet plus and very little traffic. Today is what motorcycle guided tours are meant to be!
Day 6 – Lovell, Wyoming to Sturgis, South Dakota
After riding over the Bighorn Mountains and cruising through Gillette in route to Devil’s Tower we stop in the little town of Aladdin, Wyoming. The population of Wyoming is only 15 people. If you’d like to purchase the town you can be the owner for $1,250,000.00. As the owner of the town you also become mayor, head of the post office and the owner of the only store in town. After negotiations to purchase the town we’ll gas up and head into Sturgis!
Day 7 – Sturgis, South Dakota
We have arrived! The Sturgis Black Hills Rally is a must on every motorcycle riders Bucket List. With that in mind we have filled the day with the ride you’ve always heard of “The Badlands”. We head out of town and grab an early lunch at Walls Drugs. One of the oldest businesses in South Dakota and great food, after lunch we head across the highway and make our way into “The Badlands” truly a one of a kind riding experience. We will arrive back in Sturgis in time for dinner and downtown rally festivities.
Day 8 – Sturgis, South Dakota
As we start day 2 of our guided motorcycle tour in Sturgis we venture into Custer State Park. The Central Hills Loop will take us through the historic town of Keystone, past world famous Mount Rushmore. This route packs more scenery per mile than arguably any other road in the world. We plan to stop frequently to enjoy the views safely. There are numerous 1st gear switchbacks on this road along with pigtail bridges, hills and valleys. If time permits we will lace up the boots and ride it in reverse, riders are more confident on this challenging road the second time they ride it!
Day 9 – Sturgis, South Dakota
Our “Sturgis” Guided Motorcycle tour wouldn’t be complete without riding Spearfish Canyon. The breathtaking limestone palisades of this creek-carved gorge are more ancient than the Grand Canyon – albeit much closer together. As you ride along the water and into the twistie turns of the canyon you’ll see why this is always one of the top choices for riding it a second time before we leave town. We’ll carve out free time later in the day for some sightseeing and music venues on your own.
Day 10 – Sturgis, South Dakota
We’ll start Day 10 of our guided motorcycle tour full throttle as we head out to the Crazy Horse Monument. The memorial is to honor all North American Indians and has been under construction since June 3, 1948. After riding the Black Hills we will take a break and allow free time for riding alone or enjoying the downtown Sturgis festivities.
DAY 11 – Sturgis, South Dakota
Our guided motorcycle tour will take us thru Custer National Park and the many twisties and turns that meander through the Black Hills. Stops today will feature Keystone, Hot Springs and Deadwood. We will work in time to ride the tour groups must ride again routes for one last full day of riding in Sturgis.
DAY 12 – Sturgis, South Dakota to Wheatland, Wyoming
We head south out of Sturgis and make our way to Wheatland Wyoming. In Wheatland we will take Route 34 thru great mountain views and interesting rock outcroppings. Be prepared to view Buffalo in numerous points along the way as we ride thru the mountains and valleys. We end our day in Fort Collins as we prepare to ride The Walden Loop on Day 13.
DAY 13 – Fort Collins, Colorado
We crank our bikes and start out on The Walden Loop with our guided motorcycle tour on day 13. This route will take us across the Continental Divide twice at two different locations, past mountain lakes and through Poudre Canyon and along the Poudre River. The occasional moose, elk or Bald Eagle will cause numerous photo ops along the way. This will be a full day of riding that you will thoroughly enjoy.
DAY 14 – Denver, Colorado
The Southern Loop to South Park Basin will cap our “Sturgis” Guided Motorcycle Tour off in breathtaking fashion. You’ll marvel at the Rocky Mountain valley areas as we travel the scenic roads of the Kenosha Pass before we gather for our Farewell Dinner together where we share a few laughs and some great food!
Time will be set aside for free ride time and or shopping before departing for home.
For those of you that shipped your bikes for the trip our staff will coordinate your shipment back home. For those of you that rented one of our bikes we get them checked back in before you depart for home.