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Sturgis in Crook County, Wyoming

Ride on into #DevilsTowerCountry while you’re in town for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Much debate surrounded whether or not the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was even going to take place. It seemed likely that whether event organizers made it official or not, bikers were going to head for their beloved Black Hills come August. With the official start of rally about a week away, bikes are already arriving, and we couldn’t be happier to see them in our communities. The roar of the motorcycles sounds a bit like perseverance as our country navigates what has truly been a strange year.

Since last year’s rally, #DevilsTowerCountry’s Sundance, Wyoming is home to a new Harley dealership.

Beyond the expected parts counter, t-shirts and show room, Deluxe Harley-Davidson is a place for bikers to gather. An awning, seating and ample shade greet bikers looking for a break from the road. “We have space where people can meet their friends and gather, and enjoy the scenery,” says dealership owner Maria Ruiz. A food truck will be on site at the dealership through rally week. Without a chain restaurant in town, Sundance is also known for its local cuisine.

“We have plenty of room for everybody,” says Ruiz. “South Dakota can get pretty congested. It’s nice to get away a bit, and there are enough people around that it’s still festive.” As of early August, motel rooms remained available for the week of rally and the surrounding dates. Check out our list of lodging on this site for options.

Local Happenings

On Wednesday, beginning at 4 p.m. burn-outs are planned for downtown Sundance. As motorcycles fill the streets, Sundance Mountain provides a beautiful backdrop for the gathering.

That same day, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Moorcroft will be hosting its annual Rib Rally. For just $10, guest can get a 1/3 rack of ribs, chips, baked beans, and ice-cold water.

Local Crook County Highlights

Bikers are encouraged to make the scenic drive through Hulett, Moorcroft and Sundance. The trek takes you through amazing scenery including Devils Tower National Monument. Downtown Hulett is the perfect place to grab some home-made cooking and taking in the area’s history and culture. The Hulett Museum was recently expanded, growing the local collection of relics and art.

Don’t miss Aladdin, Wyoming, home to an original 1880s era General Store.

Amidst social distancing, those that are looking for a little more elbow room should look to Wyoming. There are plenty of festivities, wide-open spaces, room for everyone, plus breathtaking scenery!