Ride Route Profile:
Route: The ride starts off with an escort through the City of Deadwood and proceeds south on Highway 385 to Nemo Road, then east to Vanocker Canyon Road and then north to the Legendary Buffalo Chip. This ride route is considered an intermediate route for an average motorcyclist. That means that there are some narrow, two lane roads with sharp turns and low shoulders at times.
Mileage: Approximately 43.3 Miles from the City of Deadwood to the Legendary Buffalo Chip.
It’s no secret that Highway 385 south from the City of Deadwood and the loop around to Sturgis and the Legendary Buffalo Chip is one the best rides the Sturgis Rally has to offer. Legends Ride participants will ride a smooth trail of asphalt over twisting and turning hills, past towering trees and the smell of fresh pines on the way to small towns like Boondocks and Nemo nestled within the heart of the hills.
The second half of the ride takes you through famed Vanocker Canyon, where tall granite walls and spectacular scenery meet you around every turn. The ride concludes with a police escort through the City of Sturgis to the Legendary Buffalo Chip for an exclusive pre-concert party that will be the talk of Sturgis for years to come.
August temperatures vary. You might expect them to be in the low 80’s in the Hills and upper 80’s to low 90’s in the late afternoon at the Chip. Temperatures can dip into the 40’s and 50’s. You are encouraged to be prepared for all weather, including rain. The care and safety of our extended family is very important to us, so please prepare accordingly.