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Sturgis, Shakespeare, And Bikers? Oh My!

Chaparral Motorsports
September 7, 2016

I've done and seen quite a bit during my years attending the annual Sturgis Rally. I've ridden many of the popular routes and loops such as the Badlands, Needles Highway, Spearfish Canyon, Vanocker Canyon, Bear Butte loop, Sundance Road ride, Nemo Road ride and I even slipped and slid a Road Glide across dusty gravel roads off Hwy 90 to take the back way into the Buffalo Chip.

I've visited Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Lead, Hill City, Mt. Rushmore, Rapid City, Wall Drug, Devil's Tower, and rode ATVs through the Black Hills to stand atop the cliffs overlooking Spearfish canyon. I've taken the stereotypical bike lineup photo on Main Street, spent way too much time in the Dungeon Bar, watched knocked down brawls at the Knuckle Saloon, inhaled way too much motorcycle tire smoke standing near the pits at the Full Throttle Saloon, camped on someone's front yard on Lazelle Street, and watched the tow trucks haul away numerous motorcycles after 2 am on Main Street.

I've stayed way too late into the night at Glencoe and saw things I wish I wouldn't have, been to Hulett on a Wednesday, eaten several burgers at Lewies, and even knocked down a few pins at Buffalo Bills Bowling Alley before it closed down and became Sturgis Strikers.

One thing I have never done/seen while attending the Sturgis Rally however, is watch a bunch of bikers looking types performing Shakespeare's Macbeth. But Motorcycle Macbeth is evidently something I could have watched the team with the Bird Cage Theatrics Company perform, had I rode out to the rally this year.


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