Needles Highway | South Dakota
As any even moderately serious motorcycle rider could tell you, the Sturgis motorcycle rally is the largest gathering of bikers in the U.S. And, since it’s held in Sturgis, South Dakota, that also means one of the potential routes that takes you to the event is South Dakota’s Needles Highway. But, even when Sturgis is over, this road is still an excellent ride – thanks both to the beauty of the natural landscape around and the not-so-natural landmarks along the way. For instance, Mount Rushmore is off of Needles Highway, which is reason enough for some to take this road. Whether you’re looking for a killer day or two of riding on your motorcycle or you want to take in the natural and historical sights and sounds, this road is superb.