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Badlands Itinerary

BADLANDS MOTORCYCLE RIDING ITINERARIES FOR THE STURGIS® MOTORCYCLE RALLY™



  1. SCENIC RIDE | Rapid City, SD - Scenic, SD

    • 46 - 47 miles | Approx. 1 hour
      1. Starting at the Black Hills Harley-Davidson dealership in Rapid City you'll leave from there heading south on Deadwood Ave until you get to Omaha Street.
      2. Turn left (east) on Highway 44 toward the Badlands. This route provides you with many opportunities to "air it out".

  2. A GREAT PLACE TO STOP | Scenic, SD

    • The town of Scenic is a great place to take a break, and you'll probably discover that you're not the only biker in town.


  3. SCENIC RIDE | Scenic, SD - Badlands National Park

    • 32 miles | Approx. 37 minutes.
      1. After passing Interior, SD, you'll enter the Badlands National park via Hwy 240.
    • You'll get an eyeful as you cruise the park's 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. The park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and contains the world's richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, which are estimated at 23-25 million years old.

    • The admissions fee is $10 - Valid for 7 days. The typical visit lasts three to five hours.


  4. MUST SEE ATTRACTION | Wall Drug Store, Wall, SD

      1. Leaving the park on Hwy 240, you'll be riding into Wall SD, home of the infamous Wall Drug and always worth a stop.
    • Wall Drug opened in 1931 and, to increase business during the Depression, started giving away free ice water in 1936 to passing travelers.


  5. RETURN RIDE | I-90 to Rapid City

    • 55 miles | Approx. 52 minutes
    • Return trip from Wall Drug is to take Interstate 90 straight back to Rapid City.


Highway 44

Highway 44

Leaving Rapid City heading out on Highway 44 East, this route provides you with many opportunities to "air it out".

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

You'll get an eyeful as you cruise the park's 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States.

Wall Drug, South Dakota

Badlands National Park

Wall Drug opened in 1931 and to increase business during the Depression, started giving away free ice water in 1936 to passing travelers.