Sturgis, 80th Anniversary Black Hills Rally 2020 Special

Tour Profile

Duration: 7 days Distance to drive: approx 855 miles (1375 km) Level of difficulty:

STURGIS - Black Hills Rally Special Tour - for the 80th anniversary 2020!

This is a Semi-guided tour!

Join us on a classic motorcycle tour of the most beautiful parts of the USA and the biggest motorcycle rally in the world - the Black Hills Bike Week or Sturgis Rally.
Badlands, Black Hills, Wyoming's landmark - the Devils Tower, “Dances With Wolves” scenery are a few of the highlights you´ll experience.

We have prepared a well-planned tour for you, which provides a decent number of miles for motorcycling every day, but also does not neglect the sights on the edge. The motorcycles for our guided tours are mostly from the program of Harley-Davidson® authorized rentals ™.

Thus, we have an excellent selection of the latest models with just a few miles, all of which are perfectly prepared for you. As a further advantage, the whole tour is accompanied by a van. Here, the required luggage is housed during the tour and it can be depending on space availability and accompanying persons in the van ride.

For you, that means pure motorcycling!

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Tour Itinerary

STURGIS

Day 01 - Flight to Rapid City - South Dakota

Upon arrival in Rapid City, you will be met by your guide and taken to a centrally located hotel in Rapid City. Rapid City is an excellent starting point for all tours during the Black Hills Rally - in the heart of the event area yet quiet, with good nightlife within walking distance. All attractions, which are within a radius of about 100 kilometers, are within easy driving distance. Hotel accommodation in the Rapid City area.

Day 02 - Motorcycle Takeover - Wall Drug - Badlands National Park (approx 168 m/270 km)

In the morning a joint welcome breakfast and information meeting will take place. In the late morning, pick up your motorbikes from the hotel or the local Harley-Davidson® dealer. You drive a short distance over the interstate to get used to it and shortly thereafter reach the first highlight of the week, the historic town of Wall. There you visit the well-known drugstore and the Harley® shop. The many machines you see here are typical of the whole region during the Black Hills Rally. Then it goes to the Badlands National Park. Anyone who has seen the movie "The Dances with the Wolf" with Kevin Costner, knows all about it here. With a little luck, you will see one of the local buffalo herds. In the afternoon, visit the Longhorn Saloon in Scenic and the Harley-Davidson® dealer at its Rapid City event site. Overnight in the Rapid City area.

Day 03 - Nemo Road - Deadwood - Spearfish Canyon - Sturgis (approx 150 m/240 Km)

About the quite unknown Nemo Road in this country you reach with the Boondocks the first biker meeting. Beautiful vintage cars, bikes and lots of other museum-ready sights can be found here. From here it goes to the players' town Deadwood. The local Mainstreet with the casinos is here the attraction. You spend the lunch break in the village and of course, you also have time to shop at the local Harley-Davidson® store. In the afternoon you will stop in the neighboring village of Lead, from where you have a very good view of the once largest Goldmine of the world. Past the winding Spearfish Canyon, past Bridalveil Waterfall, head towards Sturgis, where you will arrive in the early afternoon. The images of the main street of Sturgis are known to every die-hard biker and you'll be right there in the thousands of motorcycles. After finding a parking spot on Mainstreet, after some searching, the rest of the day is at your free disposal. The slightly out-of-town party venues, such as the Broken Spoke and the Buffalo Chip, are also worth a visit. The journey home takes place at a fixed time with the guide or independently on your own. Overnight in the Rapid City area.

Day 04 - Mt. Rushmore - Custer SP - Crazy Horse Memorial (approx 143 m/230 Km)

This morning, you are again in the footsteps of Kevin Costner´s "Dances With Wolves" on the way. Along idyllic and unknown side routes, you will reach Keystone and one of the Black Hills landmarks, Mt. Rushmore, with its four stone-carved presidential heads. The curvy Iron Mountain Road, with its pigtail curves, will take you to Windcave and Custer State Park. You follow the Wildlife Loop there. These parks are known for their large wild herds of buffalo, wild donkeys, Pronghorn antelope and many other species of animals that can be found here. Over the Needles Highway, with its narrow, one-lane tunnels, you reach Custer for lunch. From here, the next highlight is the Crazy Horse Memorial. This monument has been carved out of stone since the 40s of the 20th century. Alone the nose of the Indian chief has, at 20 meters height, the size of one of the presidential heads of the neighboring Mt. Rushmore. The work is financed only by donations and entrance fees. In the afternoon you reach Hill City, where you make a longer break on Mainstreet. Off course there is again a Harley-Davidson® store here. Then drive back to Rapid City via Sheridan Lake and the Pactola Reservoir. Overnight in the Rapid City area.

Day 05 - Sundance - Wyoming - Devils Tower Natl. Monument (approx 243 m/390 Km)

Today, you're off to a slightly longer day trip to neighboring Wyoming. You follow the Interstate for a short while and relatively quickly reach the state border and the relatively new Harley-Davidson® dealer in Sundance. From there, the route leads along beautifully curved country roads to the widely visible National Monument, the Devils Tower, which can be seen as a landmark on every state license plate. There are many stories about this holy place of the Indians and one of them we tell you on site. Over many small places, such as Hulett, where there are always plenty of shops and attractions, as well as over the Bear Butte State Park and the Buffalo Chip you will reach again Sturgis. If you want, you can spend a few more hours here and then make your way home on your own. Overnight in the Rapid City area.

Day 06 - Day at leisure

This morning you are at leisure again. You've already got tons of ideas about what you can do. Just visit the places that you liked, the countless traders and attractions keep you safe enough. In the early afternoon, return your machines to the Harley-Davidson® dealer. Unfortunately, it will be time to pack again. Finally, we invite you to dinner in a nice restaurant in Rapid City, where you can then review the tour and the rally again mentally. Overnight in the Rapid City area.

Day 07 - Return flight to Europe

During the morning transfer to the Rapid City airport if you came with an airplane in Rapid City.
End of the journey.

- Program subject to change. -

Minimum participants: 12 people, passengers included

We have never had to do it, but just in case:
If we don’t reach the minimum number of participants, we reserve the right to cancel the tour up to four weeks prior to departure.

Alternatively, if the math works in our favor, we can also opt to offer the tour despite not meeting the minimum, but as a self-drive tour.

Typographical errors or changes are subject to change.

Included in this package

Included in this package

  • Six nights in a very well located hotel in Rapid City
  • Hotel Parking fees
  • Welcome drink
  • Transportation between the hotel and the motorcycle rental location
  • Preparation and orientation
  • Rental of motorcycle for the period indicated, unlimited mileage, the liability insurance required by law, additional driver, VIP-ZERO Plus Theft & Damage Waiver ($100 Deposit. Renters pay $0 per damage occurrence and up to $1000 per theft occurrence), local taxes, saddlebags
  • latest year motorcycle
  • All taxes, fees, and environmental surcharges
  • 24-hour roadside service
  • One way transfers fees (if applicable)
  • US DOT-approved half-shell rental helmets for driver and passenger
  • Multilingual-speaking (English, German, Greek) professional tour leaders from/to Rapid City
  • support vehicle during guided parts of this motorcycle tour
  • tour package with maps for each driver
  • Detailed roadbook with extensive information and street maps in our US BIKE TRAVEL-APP (offline- and online use possible) for each driver ***
  • tour photos as link download
  • exclusive US BIKE TRAVEL™ T-Shirt per person
  • exclusive US BIKE TRAVEL™ hat pin per person

 

Not included:

Airfare, Personal expenses, meals, travel cancellation/health insurance, entrance fees for attractions and parks, gratuities, anything not listed in “Included in this package” previously.

 

*** Easy 2 stay on the way: our US BIKE TRAVEL App

 

In your travel documents, you will find both a street atlas and a guide of the region. In addition, you get our specially developed for your tour app.
It works both online and offline, and uses your phone's GPS to make sure you're on the right bike path, and has some tips and information on where you are.
Works in all popular iOs and Android phones.
For copyright reasons, the password of the tour on the app is about 2 weeks after the end of the trip again disabled by the manufacturer.

 

An open word regarding Breakfast in the United States:

We draw your attention to the fact that the breakfast inclusive performance in American Hotels cannot be taken for granted. There are various types of breakfast. Some hotels offer tea and a kind of bread, toast or a piece of cake, perhaps some jam. If you're lucky there are some fruit or dairy products. Other hotels only offer coffee with a coffee machine in the room and nothing else. Some hotels offer a varied breakfast. Many hotels decide in the heart of the season to start with this service, it should be abolished or to change also.
Generally, there is a possibility of breakfast for little money to buy anywhere.

Dates & Prices

Date ID status

05AUG - 11AUG2020 20STUBHR1 3495 $ per person 4295 $ per person 5195 $ per person RQ

OK = free sale

RQ = request, booking is possibel (sold out soon)

XX = Sorry, sold out

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Motorcycles

Please note: Not all types are available from all stations. Since we are not the direct rental service providers in the motorcycles, we can not assume any liability for the "first motorcycle desire".

First and foremost so that everything is clear:

The motorbike rental company (Eaglerider®) requires the specification of a replacement request engine when booking and gives us a MOTORCYCLES-CLASS-GUARANTEE.
This means that we will confirm your initial request (if available on the day of booking) and, alternatively, a guarantee within the booked/requested category.

Mix at the classes is not allowed at the time of booking.

Option Motorcycle-Model-Guarantee:
Generally, if your desired model is available, then EagleRider confirms the booking for the desired model. EagleRider reserves the right to provide you an alternative Eaglerider® model from this category if your desired model is not available. This can happen, for example, if the previous renter has returned the motorcycle with damage.
If for you is a specific model very important, then guarantees you Eaglerider® this model against a surcharge in the amount of USD 100/once per rental.
In the unlikely event that this service on site but doesn't work, then you will receive a motorbike from the same category and this fee back immediately.

 

Motorcycles at our partner EagleRider® - the vehicles in the overview sorted by class.

GRAND TOURING CLASS:

Harley-Davidson® models are the best equipped for touring or long rides. All touring Class Bikes are equipped with comfortable backrests for passengers. American Cruisers are extremely balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. Ample space in saddle bags; both models are equipped with top cases. 
Motorcycles in this Class are available with an additional charge of 15 USD per rental day (starting in 2020).

Harley Davidson® 

Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® 

Harley Davidson® 

Street Glide® Grand Touring

ER UG USBT ER SGGT USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: YES
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 27.4 inches (69.60 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: YES
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 27.4 inches (69.60 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
   

TOURING CLASS:

Harley-Davidson® models are the best equipped for touring or long rides. All touring Class Bikes are equipped with comfortable backrests for passengers. American Cruisers are extremely balanced and easy to ride for an experienced rider. Ample space in saddle bags; 

Harley Davidson® 

Road Glide®

Harley Davidson® 

Street Glide®

ER RG USBT ER SG USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 25.9 inches (65.79 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 25.9 inches (65.79 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
   

CLASSIC CLASS:

The quintessential American cruisers made famous in movies and by enthusiasts around the world. Very easy to ride for people who ride a smaller bike, sport or sport touring at home. All available with passenger backrest and windshield. Excellent for long rides and touring, weekend rides, day trips, and city riding. 

Harley Davidson®

Heritage Softail® Classic

Harley Davidson®

Road King®

ER HS USBT ER RK USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: YES
  • 5 gallons capacity (18.92 L)
  • Radio: NO
  • Seat height: 25.5 inches (64.77 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: NO
  • GPS navigation: NO
  • Conditionally suitable for 2 persons
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: NO
  • Seat height: 25.5 inches (66.80 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: NO
  • GPS navigation: NO
  • Good for 2 persons
   

STREET CLASS:

The smallest class, but can still provide plenty of power. Great for riders of all experience levels. An excellent choice for riders who are "seat-heigh changelled". Great head-turning bike for day rides, weekend rides, and city riding. Not good at all for our multiple day tours. 

Harley Davidson®

Dyna Low Rider®

Harley Davidson®

Sportster 1200® (iron)

ER LR USBT ER SP USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: NO
  • Passenger backrest: NO
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: NO 
  • 4.7 gallons capacity (17.79 L)
  • Radio: NO
  • Seat height: 25.4 inches (64.52 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: NO
  • GPS navigation: NO
  • Especially suitable for 1 person and "seat-heigh changelled" riders
  • Passenger-Seat: NO
  • Passenger backrest: NO
  • Saddlebags: NO
  • Top Storage Case: NO
  • Windshield: NO 
  • 4.5 gallons capacity (17 L)
  • Radio: NO
  • Seat height: 28.3 inches (72 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: NO
  • GPS navigation: NO
  • Especially suitable for 1 person
   

EAGLE PACK

Highly recommended for the self-drive tours: or motorcycles that don't have a top case for storage we are now offering an add-on called the Eagle Pack. At 54 liter capacity and expandable sections, this travel bag is an amazing companion that's sturdy and well-made. 

EagleTopPack

Book the Eagle Pack for 110 USD and keep it for your future tours.

Ask us about.

   

THREE-WHEEL CLASS:

Three-wheeled motorcycles. Does not require a motorcycle license or endorsement in many states. Very comfortable and stable for riders and passengers.

Harley Davidson® 

TRI GLIDE® Ultra

ER TR1 USBT ER TR2 USBT
  • Passenger-Seat: YES
  • Passenger backrest: YES
  • Saddlebags: YES
  • Top Storage Case: YES
  • Windshield: YES
  • 6 gallons capacity (22.71 L)
  • Radio: MP3, Radio, Bluetooth Stereo
  • Seat height: 27.4 inches (69.60 cm)
  • 12 Volt Powerport: YES
  • GPS navigation: YES
  • Very suitable for 2 persons

Please notice: to come with us on a tour you need appropriate experience

with this special motorcycle

 

   

POLARIS® 

Slingshot®

USBT SLI 1 USBT SLI 2
USBT SLI 3 USBT SLI 4
  • Side by side riding experience
  • Trunk space
  • Windshield: YES
  • Top: YES, if you like one
  • 9,7 gallons capacity (36.72 L)
  • Radio, USB
  • Very suitable for 2 persons
POLARIS® SLINGSHOT® is only available in Las Vegas
   
   

Ask us about this possibility!

Please notice: In the near future (2019) we are able to offer you a variety of Indian® Motorcycles® too.

Proof of pictures: With friendly support of EagleRider®, Harley Davidson®, Indian Motorcycles® / all pictures: courtesy of EagleRider®, Harley Davidson®, Polaris®, Indian Motorcycles®. Thank you!