Being fortunate enough to have been to Sturgis and the Legendary Buffalo Chip many times, I've had the chance to cruise virtually all of the highways and biways the Black Hills have to offer. The Bad Lands, Custer State Park, Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Road, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and all the smaller rides in between…I never tire of revisiting these incredible routes. To me they are what Sturgis and riding is all about. That and rockin' out at the Buffalo Chip each night!
But my favorite run is one of the simpler ones: Spearfish Canyon. Maybe it's because it was my first ride on my first chopper (literally delivered to me at Spearfish Airport), but there’s something about cruising that winding canyon road that just feels right. To get out early in the morning with my crew, before the traffic builds (Fortunately, by day two or three most of the bikers at Sturgis and the Chip are late risers.) and head down that canyon road is pure magic. And finishing it off with the best breakfast around at the Cheyenne Crossing Restaurant is just about as good as it gets!