South Dakota Governor Proclaims May 9 World Strider Day

May 02, 2017 View Comments by

May is National Bike Month, and since 2007, Strider Balance Bikes have trumped tricycles as the best way to teach toddlers to ride. Strider Sports, the world’s leading manufacturer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is celebrating 10 years in business, more than 1.6 million Strider Bikes sold, and the designation of Tuesday, May 9, as […]

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Indian Motorcycle Joins Forces with Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

Apr 07, 2017 View Comments by

Indian Motorcycle has again joined forces with the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a nine-day journey that provides veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to decompress from the challenges of post-war life. Through the Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime program, well-deserving veterans can be nominated to join the ride from now […]

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Points of Interest: Sturgis, South Dakota

Aug 12, 2016 View Comments by

Located in rural Meade County, Sturgis is a gateway to the Black Hills, a land dotted with waterways, craggy buttes, and buffalo. Originally named Scooptown but later changed to honor Civil War Union General Samuel D. Sturgis, the historic town is home to approximately 6,700 residents, though this number skyrockets every August during the Sturgis Motorcycle […]

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Get Your FREE RoadMAP at Sturgis!

Aug 03, 2016 View Comments by

Did you know that the AMA is giving away free maps at motorcycle events, across the country, all summer long? Each large tear-proof, water-resistant map, created by RoadRUNNER‘s mapping department, RoadMAPS, offers 5-7 self-guided rides with information on local history, attractions, and lunch stops. GPS files are also available for free. If you’re headed to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota August 8th – 14th, stop […]

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Tour of the Week: Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nebraska

Oct 16, 2015 View Comments by

Meandering the Midwest – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nebraska tour was originally featured in the Sep/Oct 2011 issue.

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Tour of the Week: Sturgis and Deadwood, South Dakota Shamrock Tour®

Jul 24, 2015 View Comments by

Black Hills of South Dakota – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Sturgis and Deadwood, SD Shamrock Tour® comes from the Jan/Feb 2008 issue.

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Motorcyclists Remember Operation Hump

Nov 07, 2014 View Comments by

Few historians have chronicled the battles of the Vietnam War. Like the brutal conflict in Korea, most politicians that made bad decisions would rather forget it ever happened. Returning veterans were scorned and so disheartened many refused to talk about their roles in combat. Time does not heal the wounds of war. Combat veterans carry […]

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First Annual Trike Only Ride at Sturgis

Jul 25, 2013 View Comments by

If you’re heading to Sturgis on three wheels, you’re in luck. For the first time ever there will be a trike only ride at Sturgis. The ride, which is being organized by Roadsmith Trikes and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, will be the first annual T.O.U.R. (Trike Owners United Ride). The ride will take place on […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Spearfish Canyon, SD

Jul 09, 2013 View Comments by

Although not a long ride, this route definitely should be on your bucket list. Limestone palisades crowd the narrow boundaries of this creek-carved gorge; it’s said to be older than the Grand Canyon. Until 1893 it was only accessible on horseback, but now a smooth two-lane road snakes its way through the canyon’s 1,000-foot walls. […]

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Donates $50,000 to Charities

Jan 19, 2013 View Comments by

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Inc. (SMRi), the not-for-profit organization that sponsors a weeklong event in the Black Hills of South Dakota, has donated $50,000 to the Sturgis Rally Charities Foundation. Run by volunteers, SMRi raises funds by collecting fees from the hundreds of vendors that attend the yearly celebration, which includes bike shows, concerts, and races. […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 13

Aug 14, 2012 View Comments by

Rolling out of bed this morning, I check the weather, first thing, on my iPhone: 47 degrees! The heat and humidity of Missouri now seems like a very distant memory. We linger over breakfast at the hotel in Williston, SD, giving the Sun ample opportunity to warm things up a bit, which it does. US […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 9

Aug 10, 2012 View Comments by

Light winds blow a cool breeze off the Missouri River as we load our gear and prepare to depart Chamberlain, SD. The ambient temperature registers in the high 60s, which makes for an invigorating start to our touring day. Our route winds its way to a high plateau, overlooking the Missouri River’s wide expanse. The […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 8

Aug 09, 2012 View Comments by

This trip has included a lot of visits to Nebraska – by my count at least 7, maybe 17. It seems every time I pay attention to where we are we have again crossed over the Missouri and returned. Today was no different. No sooner were we underway from Yankton, SD, when those “Welcome to […]

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