Iron Mountain Road - the world's greatest motorcycle road - Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Is this the world’s greatest motorcycle road?

Many claims have been made for the world’s best motorcycle road and now I’d like to stake a claim for Iron Mountain Road or Route 16A in the Black Hills of South Dakota. If you list the criteria for a great motorcycle road, this one ticks them all: smooth, winding, scenic, thrilling and challenging. But …

Read more

motorcycle rally

2015 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally aims for 1 million

The 75th anniversary next year of the world’s biggest motorcycle rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota is expecting to attract one million riders. And that means that a lot of riders have not attended this year, holding off to attend the special anniversary in 2015. While officials are saying the crowd will be …

Read more

Motorcycle art at the Sturgis rally

More reasons to visit Sturgis

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, starting this weekend, is the biggest in the world. And here are just another couple of extra reasons why we’re heading there. Apart from all the music, the bike launches, races, parties and more, I love a good drink and coveting custom bikes. I should be right at …

Read more

Sturgis

Road to Sturgis: Day 10 ‘Soggy’

We knew we were heading into some rain today, yet we took the hard option rather than the easy one and it seems fortune truly does favour the brave. Today was day 10 of our 3200km ride from LA to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on a Victory Cross Country Tour and we departed the beautiful …

Read more

Sturgis

Road to Sturgis: Day 9 ‘Pleasure & pain’

There’s a fine line between pleasure and pain and I’ve discovered that line here in the high country of north-west Colorado. We are on the ninth day of our 3200km trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on a Victory Cross Country Tour and the mountain roads, scenery and people just continue to amaze us. But …

Read more

Rocky Mountain

Road to Sturgis: Day 8 ‘Rocky Mountain High’

Motorcycle nirvana has a name: Rocky Mountains. We are currently cruising around the many great motorcycling roads in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado on our way to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally aboard a 2015 Victory Cross Country Tour. If you like flawless and grippy road surfaces, spectacular views and endless corners, then the Rockies are …

Read more

Monument Valley STURGIS arizona long-distance

Road to Sturgis: Day 7 “Extremes”

From desert heat to mountain storms, from sand to snow, from Indian to cowboy, from John Wayne to John Denver, from Monument Valley to the Rocky Mountains; that was our ride today. It is day seven of our 3200km ride from LA to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on a Victory Cross Country Tour (press embargo …

Read more

Road 2 Sturgis

Road to Sturgis: Day 1

You will never be alone on a motorcycle in the USA. It’s day one on our 3200km ride on a Victory Cross Roads Tour from LA to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and already I can declare that riders will never be alone here. Americans simply make all riders feel very welcome. After a short shakedown ride …

Read more