MOTORCYCLE

					Motorcycle
  Guide
     Welcome to
 South Dakota!




   If your motor is runn ing
                                and you’re
  looking for adventure
                           , Sout h Da kota’s
  open roads beckon you.
                             Throttle past the
  beautif ul glacial lakes
                            in the northeast,
  explode over South Da
                           kota’s wide-open,
 rolling pra iries, cross
                          or follow the
 mighty Mi ssour i River,
                             then cli mb high
 into the majestic magn
                            ificence of the
 western Black Hills.

Cru isi ng Sout h Da kota’
                          s abunda nt
Great Faces and Great
                        Places, you will
find the wa rmth and ho
                           spitalit y to
ma ke your motorcycle
                         ride a more
memorable experience.



                                                 Mount Rushmore National Memorial
On behalf of the Sout h
                        Da kota people,
ride on and ride safe!




G ov er nor Mik e rou
                      nds
                State Parks
                Welcome You




                                           and recreation
                 Fif ty-four state pa rks
                 areas showca se Sout    h Da kota’s natural
                                            recreational
                 beauty and boundless
                 opportunit ies. Sout    h Da kota ha s
                                             with our broad
                  plent y of room to play
                  expa nses of pra iries,  back-country
                                               es and lush
                  mountai ns, spac ious lak
                  woods. There are cri    sp, clear lakes to
                                              odland tra ils
                  fish, sail and sw im; wo
                   to hike and bike; riv   ers to paddle and
                                             re.
                   front ier for ts to explo
Stockade Lake
                                       I-29 and I-90
                               Information Centers
                          Glacial lakes/New effiNGtoN
                          South bouNd oNLy, I-29, MILe poSt 250.6
                                                                    whetstoNe Valley/wilmot
                                                                    NoRth/South bouNd, I-29, MILe poSt 213
                                                                                                              mediciNe creek/ViViaN
                                                                                                              WeSt bouNd, I-90, MILe poSt 221.3                      Central
                                                                    homestead/VermillioN
                                                                    NoRth/South bouNd, I-29, MILe poSt 26.6
                                                                                                              cheyeNNe riVer/wasta
                                                                                                              eaSt/WeSt bouNd, I-90, MILe poSt 98.9
                                                                                                                                                                 Scenic R ides
                                                                    Valley spriNGs                            black hills                                       norther n sturGis r
                                                                    WeSt bouNd oNLy, I-90, MILe poSt 411      eaSt/WeSt bouNd, I-90, MILe poSt 61                                             ou te             pierr e to there
                                                                                                                                                           This route along Hw y 12                                                                              nativ
                                                                                                                                                                                     is a wonderf ully     Multiple pathways exit                                          e a Merica n
                                                                    salem                                     tilford                                     scenic dr ive across the                                                    Pierre to cut into          scenic byWay
                                                                    WeSt bouNd, I-90, MILe poSt 362.7         WeSt bouNd, I-90, MILe poSt 41.2                                     northern edge of        South Dakota’s mixed-g
                                                                                                                                                          the state. Watch the lan                                                   rass prairie. Enjoy Th
                                                                    eaSt bouNd, I-90, MILe poSt 362.3         eaSt bouNd, I-90, MILe poSt 41                                         dscape change         breathtaking views of                                is scenic by way cuts th
                                                                                                                                                          as you ride through th                                                     rolling pla ins and th                                 rough
                                                                                                                                                                                   e commun ities         lofty river bluffs that bo                           e heart of Sout h Da ko
                                                                    lewis & clark/chamberlaiN                 NortherN hills/spearfish                    of Waubay, Aberdeen,                                                        rder the Missouri mi                               ta’s
                                                                                                                                                                                  Ipswich, Selby,         River. One option is Hw                               xed-grass pra irie. It fol
                                                                    eaSt/WeSt bouNd, I-90, MILe poSt 264.4    eaSt bouNd oNLy, I-90, MILe poSt 1          Mobridge, Lemmon and                                                      y 1804 which leads th                                  lows
                                                                                                                                                                                   others. Once you       northward to the Oahe                                e river’s path and ex ten
                                                                                                                                                         reach Lemmon, turn sou                                                     Dam, marking the int                                   ds
                                                                                                                                                                                    th on Hw y 73         beginning of ma ssive                                 o the beautif ul land of
                                                                                                                                                         until you reach Hw y 21                                                    La ke Oa he. Once                                      the
                                                                                                                                                                                   2. Then it’s west      here, consider a short                            Great Sioux Nation. Th
                                                                                                                                                         again until you reach Hw                                                   jaunt along Hw y                                  e route
                                                                                                                                                                                   y 79. Turn south      1806 that traces a porti                           takes travelers through
                                                                                                                                                         and ride the rest of the                                                     on of Lewi s and lan                              the
                                                                                                                                                                                  way into Sturgis.      Cla rk’s retur n route alo                            ds of the Ya nk ton, Cro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ng the western                                       w Creek,
                                                                                                                                                              sou ther n sturGis r                       edge of the river. If a lon                        Lower Br ule, Cheyenne
                                                                                                                                                                                             ou te                                    ger path is more and                              River
                                                                                                                                                                                                         appeali ng, cont inue alo                               Sta nd ing Rock Sioux Tri
                                                                                                                                                          Avoid highway hy pnosi                                                     ng Hw y 1804,                                           bes.
                                                                                                                                                                                   s on your way to Lewis and Clark’s ini                                  Lewi s and Cla rk’s Corps
                                                                                                                                                         Sturgi s with th is scenic                                             tial tra il. This path                                 of
                                                                                                                                                                                     tra il through     connec ts with the north                           Discovery reported see
                                                                                                                                                         southern South Dakota.                                                       ern portion of                                 ing an
                                                                                                                                                                                   You will cross       the state’s Native Ameri                          abunda nce of wildl ife
                                                                                                                                                         the mighty Missour i Riv                                                  can Scenic Byway th                               when
                                                                                                                                                                                    er in one of the at Hw y 212. Another                                    ey pa ssed through th is
                                                                                                                                                         state’s most scenic spo                                                 option is to head                                       area.
                                                                                                                                                                                 ts, travel through south from Pierre to                                  Today, your chances of
                                                                                                                                                         Badla nds National Pa rk,                                              find the Big Bend                                    spott ing
                                                                                                                                                                                    feel the wi nd     Da m at Fort Thompson                              pra irie dogs, pronghorn
                                                                                                                                                        in wide open spaces, an                                                    and eventually                                     and
                                                                                                                                                                                   d ride through      Chamberla in at Inters                             deer as you dr ive the
                                                                                                                                                        national forest land.                                                    tate 90. Ca mping                                 by way
                                                                                                                                                                                                      options are available at                           are still good. Several
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fa rm Island                                   tribes
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and West Bend recreatio                            also ma intain bison an
                                                                                                                                                             hea rt of sou th dak                                                   n areas.             herds. Aside from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    d elk
                                                                                                                                                                                            ota                                                                                    an imals,
                                                                                                                                                        Highways 14 & 34 are sce                            Wide open spaces                             you’ll be captivated by
                                                                                                                                                                                  nic routes right                                                                                  the wild,
                                                                                                                                                       through the middle of                                                                            rugged country, much
                                                                                                                                                                                 Sout h Da kota,      Ride into Sout h Da kota                                                     of wh ich
                                                                                                                                                       which brings you through                                                    along Hw y 212       remains undeveloped.
                                                                                                                                                                                  De Smet, made      and find your first sto                                                       The
                                                                                                                                                       famous by author and                                                     p in Water tow n,       route begins near Runn
                                                                                                                                                                                for mer resident     home of the magn ificen                                                        ing
                                                                                                                                                       Laura Ingall s Wilder. Yo                                                  t Redli n Ar t       Water in southern Bon
                                                                                                                                                                                 u will also go      Center. Moving west, yo
                                                                                                                                                      through the state’s cap                                                    u’ll ride through     Homme County.
                                                                                                                                                                                ital, cross the      changing countryside
                                                                                                                                                      Mi ssour i River, and tra                                                 on the way to
                                                                                                                                                                                vel across the       Redfield, the Pheasant Cap
                                                                                                                                                      Cheyenne River valley –                                                     ital of the World,
                                                                                                                                                                                some of the most before crossi
                                                                                                                                                      beautif ul untamed lan                                         ng the beautif ul Mi sso
                                                                                                                                                                               d in the country. River. Acros                                  ur i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    s the river, find yoursel
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    in the amazing country                     f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 side of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cheyenne River Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reservation before
                                                                                                                                                                                                    head ing south on Hw y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                79 to Sturgi s.


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            Central




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lake oahe Riverfront
      Scenic R ides
                                                                       lemmon
                                                                                                                                   mC laughlin
                                                                                                   Grand River

                       Scen ic Ri de S
                       FactoRy-au thoR ized                                                                                                                       mobridge
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                                                                                                                                                                      Eastern
                                                                                                                                                                 Scenic R ides
                                                                                                                                                                norther n Glacial l
                                                                                                                                                                                    ak es                       sou th     ea st
                                                                                                                                                            Motorcyclists with an
                                                                                                                                                                                     interest in water, Ex
                                                                                                                                                            wildl ife or military his                           plore the Big Sioux Riv
                                                                                                                                                                                      tor y should tour fro                              er Valley south
                                                                                                                                                            northeastern South Dako                             m Ca nton with a stop
                                                                                                                                                                                       ta’s Glacial Lakes Hills                          in Newton
                                                                                                                                                            Scenic Byway. Whether                                  State Pa rk. The pa rk’s
                                                                                                                                                                                      entering through da                                     un ique
                                                                                                                                                           Sisseton, Webster or La                             rk forest ha s prompted
                                                                                                                                                                                    ke City, numerous leg                                 ma ny recent
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                                                                                                                                                           un ique experiences are                             ends, including tales of
                                                                                                                                                                                       available along robbe                               buried gold,
                                                                                                                                                           this route. Fort Sisseton                              rs’ hideouts and horse th
                                                                                                                                                                                       State Historical Follo                                 ieves.
                                                                                                                                                           Pa rk is a true treasure                               w the river valley sou
                                                                                                                                                                                     of the pa st and                                     th and then
                                  Scen ic Ri de S                                                                                                         a rare rem inder of the
                                                                                                                                                                                    western military of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           east on Highway 50 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vermillion, home
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Un iversity of Sout
                                  FactoRy-au thoR ized
                                                                                                                                                          frontier. Waubay Nationa                                                     h Da kota’s
                                                                                                                                                                                     l Wildlife Refuge Dako
                                                                                                                                                          hosts a wide variety of                                ta Dome and the state’s
                                  MotoRcycle de aleRS                                                                                                     as the infamous ring-n
                                                                                                                                                                                   waterfowl, as well Fro
                                                                                                                                                                                                              m there, it’s on to Ya nk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            first winery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ton where
                                                                                                                                                                                    ecked phea sant. stu
                                                                                                                                                         Gia nt Ca nada geese are                             nn ing bluffs of the Mi
                                                                                                                                                                                     a common                                           ssour i River
                                                                                                                                                         sight here during the                            can be viewed from th
                                                                                                 madison                                                                          summer and fall.                                 e Lewis and Clark
                                                                                                                                                         See how South Dakota                             Recreation Area. Continu
                                                                                                                                                                                   raises its walleye riv                             e follow ing the
                                                                                                                                                         at Waubay’s Blue Dog Fis                            er westward through an
                                                                                                                                                                                    h Hatchery. Stop set                                  agricultural
                           lake CitY                                                                                                                    for a break or overnight                             ting that includes nume
                                                                                                                                                                                   at Roy Lake State tow                                 rous small
                                                                                                                                                        Pa rk, Pickerel La ke Sta                             ns, state recreation are
                                                                                                                                                                                   te Recreation                                         as and an
                                                                                                                                                        Area or Sica Hollow Sta                          eventual linkup with the
                                                                                                                                                                                   te Pa rk. Finally, Scen                          Native American
                          eden                                                                  montrose                                                be sure not to mi ss th                                ic By way at Runn ing Wa
                                                                                                                                                                                 e International                                            ter.
                                                                                                                               brandon                  Vinegar Museum in Ro
                                                                                                                                                                                 sly n.
                                                                                                        sioux falls                                                                                          v er Million r iv er
                                                                                                                                                            sou ther n Glacial l                      Wa nt to get off the be
                       Webster                                                                                                                                                            ak es                                 aten path for a
                                            r                                                                                                                                                        short side trip? Pick up
                                        ive
                                                                                                                                                        Ha nkeri n’ for a hunk                                                    th is back-road
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                                                marVin                                                                                                                                                                         on or Montrose
                                                                                                                                                                                     will lead you




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                                                                 milbank                                                      Canton                   pa st da iry far ms to a                      and follow the beautiful
                                                                                                        Ver                                                                      cheese fac tor y.                               Vermillion River.
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                                                                                                                                                       Their award wi nn ing rec                     Ta ke time to visit a his
                                                                                                                                               r                                    ipes will fuel                               tor ic pra irie


                                                                                                                                                ive
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                                                                               e                                                                       this route’s journey th                       village for a peek back
                                                                                   sR                                                                                            rough Water tow n,                             in time at an old
                                                                                     iv e                                                    hudson
                                                                                                                                                       Big Stone Cit y and back                      west set tlement, or ex
                                                                                            r                                                                                       for seconds.                               tend the stay by
                                                                                                                                                       Along the way, meet a                        pitch ing a tent at La ke
                                                                                                                                                                                  commun ity of                                  Herman State
                                                                                                                                                      45 Benedic tine monks                         Park. It’s easy to get bac
                            WatertoWn                                                                                                                                             at Blue Cloud                               k into the original
                                                                                    Yankton                                                           Abbey. These disciples                        journey, as Interstate
                                                                                                                                                                                of St. Benedict of                            90 and Hw y 34




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scenic eastern South dakota
                                                                                                                                                      Nursia, Italy, are nestl                      are near the end of th
                                                                                                                                                                               ed in the peaceful                            is brief ride.
                                                                                                                                                      and beautif ul footh ills
                                                                                                                                                                                  just west of
                                                                                                                                                      Milba nk. Tour th is rou
                                                                                                  Missour                                                                       te to experience
                                                                                                            i Riv                                     more of Sout h Da kota’
                                                                                                                     er                                                       s infi nite va riety.

                                                         brookings

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                           Western
                       Scenic R ides
                                                                          badla nds l oop
                      c uster nat iona l                                  state s cenic byWay
                      for est l oop                                                              take you for one!
                                                                      Here’s a loop that will
                  Ta ke a day trip no  rth of Sturgi s to see                                      SD Hw y 240 cuts
                                                                      This 31.5-mile dr ive on
                  Sout h Da kota’s oth   er national forest.                                      244,000 acres of
                                                                      through the middle of
                  Head ing north of    Sturgi s on Hw y 79,                                        pinnacles and
                                                                      sharply eroded buttes,
                  you’ll find yoursel   f am idst endless                                          nded with the
                                                                       beautif ul spires, all ble
                   countryside. With     the road practically                                     d-grass prairie in
                                                                       largest protected mixe
                                      route takes you on a                                       the by way follows




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              badlands Scenic byway
                   to yourself, this                                   the United States. As
                   loop up through     Custer National Forest,                                       the Badla nds
                                                                       the natural contours of
                   down through th     e center of the nation,                                    aves in and out of
                                                                        escarpment, it also we
                    Belle Fourche, th  en back to Sturgi s.                                        plete with species
                                                                        native grasslands, com
                                                                                                     ldl ife. Travelers
                                                                        of pla nts, fossil s and wi
                          p et er nor    beck                                                       ted overlooks to
                                                                         have fourteen designa
                          nat iona l     s cenic byWay                                              e view.
                                                                         stop and appreciate th                                                             buffalo
                                               and witness som      e
                     Travel these 70-m iles
                     of the Black Hills’ mo st stunning scenery.               spe ar fish c ayon                 es t
                     You’ll ride through tun  nels, hairpin curves             state & national for                                                                                                                Wall
                                                 of slender granit  e
                                                                               service s cenic b          yWay
                     and breathtaking views
                      pinnacles on the ev   er popular Needles                                        ng limestone                          Scen ic Ri de S
                                                                          Twenty miles of toweri
                      Highway (SD Hw y 87     ). Cont inue on and                                   along US Hw y
                                             unt Rushmore that
                                                                          cliffs edge th is route
                                                                                                     y through the                          FactoRy-au thoR ized
                      behold a distant Mo                                 14A as it wi nds its wa
                      is perfectly fra med   by three gra nite
                                                                               athtak ingly beautif ul
                                                                                                          Spea rfish                        MotoRcycle de aleRS
                      tunnels on Iron Moun     tain Road (US Hw y bre                                 y notice the
                                                                           Ca nyon. You will surel
                       16A). Don’t miss the  1930s pigtail bridges                                       e trees covering
                                                                           ponderosa and spruce pin
                       with their un ique co   rkscrew shape.                                            to grow right
                                                                           the hillsides, appeari ng                                                                                                                             interior                               r
                                                                                                     l Veil Falls leaping                                                                                                                          White Rive
                                                 p                         out of rock, and Br ida
                            W il dl if e l oo                               into Spearfish Creek th
                                                                                                      at flows along the
                             s cenic byW     ay                                                        ldlife itself makes
                                                                            canyon bottom. The wi                    iled
                                                  ldl ife Loop Scen ic the trip worthwh ile. See wh ite-ta
                        Custer State Pa rk’s Wi                                                                   pine,                                                                                spearfish
                                                    s of experiencing and mule deer, raccoons, porcu
                        Byway is simply 18-mile                                                                                                                                                                                                      le




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sturgis
                                                   isi ng along th is                                   ats and, every                                                                                                                                    Fo
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     l
                        nature at its best! Cru                                                                       at.                                                                                                                                    u   r ch
                                                    ht in the middle once in a great wh ile, even a bobc                                                                                                            deadWood                                            e River
                        route will have you rig                                                        the wa   y for a bite
                                                   tted with pra irie        Stop at a lodge along
                         of open gra sslands do                                                                        .
                                                    kle d with pine          to eat or a  great fishing adventure
                         dogs, rolling hills spec                                                        r Roug  hlock                                      neWell                                                                             rapid CitY
                                                      rld’s largest           Don’t forget spec tacula                                                                Belle F
                         trees and one of the wo                                                                                                                             ou
                                                     torcycle gives           Falls near th e elbow of th is by way                                                               r ch
                         buffalo herds. Your mo                                                         enne Crossi ng.
                                                                                                                                           belle fourChe                                 eR
                                                             the pa rk’s      before it ends at Chey                                                                                          iv e r
                          you a front-row seat to view
                                                      e, deer, elk,                                                                                                                                                  hill CitY
                          bighorn sheep, antelop
Needles highway




                                                    pa rk’s wild
                          coyote, birds and the
                          “begging” burros.                                                                                    spearfish                   sturgis                                                        Custer

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                                       Experience Biker Heave
                                                             n
                                       at The Sturgis Rally
                                       Since 1938, Sturgi s ha
                                       motorcycle enthusiasts
                                                              !s welcomed              Visitors can also check
                                                                 from across the                               out the countless
                                       Un ited States and aro                          food and souvenir vend
                                                              und the world to                                  ors offeri ng
                                      the annual Motorcycle                           everything from motor
                                                                Rally. Ba sed out                             cycle customizing
                                      of this small communit                          to tat tooing, and night
                                                              y in the northern                                ly concerts, not
                                      Black Hills, the Rally                          to ment ion simply tak
                                                             officially runs for                              ing in all of the
                                      seven days every Augu                           sights and sounds.
                                                               st.
                                      Motorcycle traffic to an                        In addit ion to the ac tiv
                                                                d around Sout h                                    ities in and
                                      Da kota ty pically increa                       immediately around Stu
                                                                ses as ea rly                                      rgi s, ma ny
                                     as two weeks before th                           ind ividuals and group
                                                               e official sta rt                                s take day-trips
                                     date of the event and                            throughout the Black
                                                              cont inues for as                                Hills and beyond.
                                     late as two weeks after                          With in ea sy rid ing dis
                                                                the conclusion.                                 tance are ma ny
                                                                                     attrac tions includ ing
                                                                                                              Mount Rushmore
                                       What sta rted as a week                       National Memorial (62
                                                                  end celebrat ion                              miles), Crazy
                                      with less than two do                          Horse Memorial (67 mi
                                                                zen racers                                     les), Custer State
                                      pa rticipati ng in a ha nd                     Pa rk (75 miles), Spea rfi
                                                                  ful of events                                 sh Ca nyon
                                      includ ing half-mile rac                      (20 miles), Deadwood
                                                                 es, ramp jumps                              (13 miles) and
                                     and board-wall cra shes,                       Badla nds National Pa rk
                                                                   the Rally ha s                                (110 miles).
                                     grown significa ntly. Fir                      (Distances listed are ap
                                                                 st organ ized                                  proximate.)
                                     solely by the Jackpine Gy
                                                                  psies Motorcycle Avera
                                    Club, the Rally now tak                                ge Rally attenda nce is
                                                                 es the efforts                                      in the
                                    of most of the populat                          hundreds of thousands,
                                                               ion of Sturgi s                                  with the largest
                                    (approximately 6,400) as                        est imated attenda nce
                                                                 well as hundreds 600,0                       of more than
                                   of outside vendors.                                    00 cru isi ng in for the
                                                                                                                    60th
                                                                                   Anniversary in 2000.
                                                                                                             At tend the Rally
                                                                                   once, and it becomes cle
annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally




                                   Cru isi ng is the number                                                     ar why th is
                                                                one pa sti me at   slightly out-of-the-way
                                   the Rally. Rally-goers                                                    place has become
                                                             ca n still enjoy      a ma ndatory desti natio
                                  several of the original                                                     n for so ma ny
                                                             events, although mo




                                                                                                                                    Main Street deadwood
                                  ma ny others have been                              torcycli sts.
                                                                added over the
                                  years, such as motocross
                                                             races, professional
                                  and amateur hillcl imbs
                                                              and drag races.


                                   Visit www.TravelSD.com for more Sturgis Rally information
                Factory-Authorized                                                                                                                         Information and Laws
       Motorcycle Dealers                                                                                                                           32-20-1 Motorcycle includes motorcycles, motor-
                                                                                                                                                    bikes, mopeds, bicycles with motor attached, and
                                                                                                                                                    all motor operated vehicles of the bicycle or tricycle
                                                                                                                                                    type, whether the motive power be a part thereof
                                                                                                                                                                                                             32-20-4.2 protective devices not required of riders
                                                                                                                                                                                                             in enclosed cab. Section 32-20-4, requiring helmets,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and 32-20-4.1 shall not apply to persons riding
                                                                                                                                                                                                             within an enclosed cab.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pistol issued pursuant to chapter 23-7. this section
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        does not apply to any person who holds a permit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        issued pursuant to 41-8-37 while engaged in hunting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from an off-road vehicle in accordance with the
deadWood                                              sioux falls                                            aberdeeN                               or attached there to, and having a saddle or seat with
                                                                                                                                                                                                             32-20-5 Muffler required–Modification of muffler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        provisions of the permit. this section shall be
                                                                                                             abeRdeeN SpoRtS & ReCReatIoN           the driver sitting astride or upon it, or a platform                                                                enforced by all law enforcement officers including
deadwood harley-daVidsoN                              J & l harley-daVidsoN                                  bIeGLeR’S C&S MotoRSpoRtS              on which the driver stands, but excluding a tractor.     prohibited–Violation as petty offense. every mo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        conservation officers. a violation of this section
645 maiN st., deadwood, sd 57732                      2601 w. 60 st. North, sioux falls, sd 57107                                                                                                            torcycle shall at all times be equipped with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
(605) 722-2675, INfo@bLaCkhILLShd.CoM,                (605) 334-2721, (605) 336-6873 fax, JL@JL-             belle fourche                          32-20-2 Special qualification required to operate        adequate muffler in constant operation andproperly
WWW.StuRGIShd.CoM, opeN yeaR-RouNd; Late              haRLey.CoM, WWW.JL-haRLey.CoM, opeN yeaR-              e.t. SpoRtS                            motorcycle–exceptions–Valid license required to          maintained to prevent any excessive or unusual             32-20-7 Renting motorcycle to unauthorized person–
                                                                                                                                                    operate moped or all-terrain vehicle–Waiver of test–     noise, and no muffler or exhaust system is complete        Violation as petty offense. No dealer nor person
May-Sept., MoN.-thuRS. aNd SuN., 10 a.M.-6 p.M.,      RouNd; MoN.-fRI., 9 a.M.-7 p.M., Sat., 9 a.M.-5
                                                                                                             chamberlaiN                            Violation as misdemeanor. No person may operate a        with a cutout, bypass, or similar device. No person        renting or loaning motorcycles may loan or rent a
fRI.-Sat., 10 a.M.-9 p.M., WINteR houRS oCt.-         p.M., SuN., 11 a.M.-4 p.M.                                                                    motorcycle, except a moped as defined in 32-20-1         may make any alteration or modification of any             motorcycle unless a valid license or permit is shown
                                                                                                             CuRt’S CyCLe CeNteR
May, CLoSed MoN.-tueS.                                                                                                                              or a licensed all-terrain vehicle as provided by 32-     muffler. a violation of this section is a petty offense.   such dealer by the renter or loanee and possesses the
                                                      midamerica motoplex                                    GreGory
                                                      4915 N. NorthView aVe., sioux falls, sd 57107                                                 20-13, on the public streets or highways without a                                                                  safety equipment required of the operator of such
hill city                                             I-29, exIt 83, (605) 221-4000, (800) 669-1792,
                                                                                                             RoyS hoNda & dIStRIbutING              motor vehicle driver’s license or permit upon which      32-20-6.1 operator and passengers restricted to
                                                                                                                                                                                                             permanent and regular seats–Violation as misde-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        motorcycle. a violation of this section is a petty offense.
                                                                                                                                                    a state testing officer has certified that such person
black hills harley-daVidsoN                           (605) 221-4001 fax, INfo@MIdaMeRICaNMo-                huroN                                  is qualified to operate such motorcycle. however,        meanor. a person operating a motorcycle shall ride         32-20-8 permitting other person to operate rented
261 maiN st., hill city, sd 57745                     topLex.CoM, WWW.MIdaMeRICaMotopLex.CoM,                huRoN MotoRSpoRtS                                                                               only upon the permanent and regular seat attached          motorcycle–Violation as petty offense. No renter
                                                                                                                                                    the operator of a moped or licensed all-terrain
(605) 574-3636, INfo@bLaCkhILLShd.CoM,                opeN yeaR-RouNd; SaLeS aNd paRtS: MoN.-fRI.,                                                                                                           thereto, and such operator may not carry any other         or loanee as provided in 32-20-7 may permit any
                                                                                                             madisoN                                vehicle shall have a valid motor vehicle operator’s
WWW.StuRGIShd.CoM, opeN May-Sept., Wed.-              10 a.M.-7 p.M., Sat., 9 a.M.-5 p.M. SeRVICe:                                                                                                           person nor may any other person ride on a motor-           other person to operate such motorcycle. a violation
                                                                                                             INteRLake SpoRtS CeNteR                license or permit. the department may waive the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             cycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry          of this section is a petty offense.
Sat., 9 a.M.-6 p.M., SuN., 11 a.M.-6 p.M., CLoSed     MoN.-fRI., 9 a.M.-6 p.M., Sat., 9 a.M.-1 p.M.                                                 testing requirements upon completion of a motorcycle
                                                                                                                                                                                                             more than one person, in which event a passenger
MoN.-tueS.                                                                                                   mclauGhliN                             safety course approved pursuant to 32-20-14. a
                                                                                                                                                                                                             may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if            32-20-9 operation of motorcycle in park or recreation
                                                      spearfish                                              SChMeICheL’S RepaIR                    violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             designed for two persons, or upon another seat             areas as petty offense. It is a petty offense to
pierre                                                outdoor motorsports–hoNda,                             mitchell                               32-20-3 Required handlebar height–Violation as           firmly attached to the motorcycle at the rear or           operate a motorcycle in any municipal, county,
                                                                                                                                                    petty offense. No person may operate on a public         side of the operator. a violation of this section is       or state park or recreation area except upon the
peterseN harley-daVidsoN,                             yamaha, lehmaN, ural, kymco                            hoNda of MItCheLL
                                                                                                                                                    street or highway a motorcycle equipped with a           a Class 2 misdemeanor.                                     normally traveled roads or roadways, or in specifically
hoNda aNd kawasaki                                    3245 e. colorado blVd., spearfish, sd 57783
                                                                                                             mobridGe                               handlebar positioned so that the grips of the handle-                                                               designated areas.
422 s. fort st., pierre, sd 57501                     I-90, exIt 14, (605) 642-7731, (877) 642-7731,                                                                                                         32-20-6.3 Carrying package on motorcycle–Re-
                                                                                                             haMMeRS hoNda yaMaha                   bar are at or above shoulder height of the person                                                                   32-20-9.1 Motorcycle entitled to full traffic lane–
(605) 224-4242, (800) 481-4244 (S.d. WattS),          (605) 642-8168 fax, INfo@outdooR-MotoRS                                                                                                                strictions–Violation as misdemeanor. No person may
                                                                                                                                                    when sitting astride the seat. a violation of this                                                                  Violation as misdemeanor. all motorcycles are
(605) 224-5374 fax, SaLeS@peteRSeNMotoR-              poRtS.CoM, WWW.outdooR-MotoRSpoRtS.CoM,                pierre                                                                                          operate a motorcycle while carrying any package,
                                                                                                                                                    section is a petty offense.                                                                                         entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle
                                                                                                             the GReat eSCape                                                                                bundle, or other article which prevents him from
CyCLeS.CoM, WWW.peteRSeNMotoRCyCLeS.CoM,              opeN yeaR-RouNd; MoN.-fRI., 8:30 a.M.-6 p.M.,                                                                                                                                                                     may be driven in such manner as to deprive any
                                                                                                                                                    32-20-4 protective helmet required for minor–            keeping both hands on the handlebars. a violation
opeN yeaR-RouNd; MoN.-fRI., 9 a.M.-5:30 p.M.,         Sat., 9 a.M.-5 p.M.                                                                                                                                                                                               motorcycle of the full use of a lane. this section
                                                                                                             platte                                 Violation as misdemeanor. No person under eighteen       of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        does not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast
Sat., 9 a.M.-2 p.M.                                                                                                                                 years of age may operate or ride upon a motorcycle
                                                                                                             bJ’S SpoRtS CeNteR
                                                      sturGis                                                                                       on the public streets or highways of this state unless   32-20-6.4 Rider interfering with control or view           in a single lane. a violation of this section is a
r apid city                                           sturGis harley-daVidsoN
                                                                                                             rapid city                             the person wears a protective helmet of a type           of operator–Violation as misdemeanor. No operator
                                                                                                                                                                                                             shall carry any person, nor shall any person ride, in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Class 2 misdemeanor.
                                                                                                             fouR SeaSoNS SpoRtS CeNteR             meeting department of transportation Motor Vehicle                                                                  32-20-9.2 Motorcycle prohibited from overtaking
black hills harley-daVidsoN                           1040 JuNctioN aVe., sturGis, sd 57785
                                                                                                             RoSCo’S MotoRCyCLe & atV               Safety Standard 218 as in effect on January 1, 1984.     a position that will interfere with the operation or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in same lane–Violation as misdemeanor. the operator
2820 harley dr., rapid city, sd 57702                 (605) 347-2056, SaLeS@StuRGIShd.CoM,                                                                                                                   control of the motorcycle or the view of the operator.
                                                                                                                                                    No person may operate a motorcycle with any person                                                                  of a motorcycle may not overtake and pass in the
I-90, exIt 55, (605) 342-9362, (800) 727-2482,        WWW.StuRGIShd.CoM, opeN yeaR-RouNd;                    sioux falls                                                                                     a violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
                                                                                                                                                    under the age of eighteen as a passenger if the                                                                     same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.
(605) 341-7956 fax, adMIN03@bLaCkhILLShd.             SuMMeR, MoN.-Sat., 9 a.M.-6 p.M., SuN., 11 a.M.-       LeGeNd SuzukI VICtoRy                  passenger is not wearing a protective helmet. a          32-20-6.5 attachment to other vehicles prohib-             this section does not apply to motorcycles being
CoM, WWW.bLaCkhILLShd.CoM, opeN yeaR-                 4 p.M. (WIth exteNded houRS duRING the                                                        violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.      ited–Violation as misdemeanor. No person riding            operated two abreast in the same lane, or a motorcycle
                                                                                                             sturGis
RouNd; SuMMeR, MoN.-Sat., 8 a.M.-6 p.M., SuN.,        SutRGIS RaLLy) WINteR, MoN.-Sat. 9 a.M.-5 p.M.                                                                                                         upon a motorcycle may attach himself or the                and a bicycle being operated two abreast in the same
                                                                                                             StuRGIS yaMaha-bMW-SuzukI              32-20-4.1 eye protective device or windscreen
11 a.M.-4 p.M.; WINteR, MoN.-Sat. 9 a.M.-6 p.M.                                                                                                                                                              motorcycle to any other vehicle on a roadway. a            lane. a violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
                                                                                                                                                    required–Violation as petty offense. No person may
black hills powersports–
                                                      WatertoWn                                              watertowN                              operate a motorcycle unless he is wearing an eye         violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        32-20-9.3 Motorcycle operation between lanes
                                                                                                             dakota outdooRS                        protective device or unless the motorcycle is            32-20-6.6 Carrying firearm on motorcycle or off-road       prohibited–Violation as misdemeanor. No person may
yamaha aNd kawasaki                                   Glacial lakes harley-daVidsoN                          SheehaN CyCLe                          equipped with a windscreen of sufficient height          vehicle–exception for holder of concealed pistol           operate a motorcycle between adjacent lanes of
3005 beale st., rapid city, sd 57703                  1000 19th st. se, watertowN, sd 57201                                                         and design so as to provide adequate eye protection
                                                                                                             the MotoCyCLe Shop                                                                              permit or disabled hunter permit–enforcement–              traffic, or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
I-90 betWeeN exItS 60 & 61, (605) 342-5500,           (605) 886-3948, (605) 886-6590 fax, JL@JL-                                                    to the operator when seated on the motorcycle in         Violation as misdemeanor. No person, other than            a violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
(605) 342-7270 fax, SaLeS@bLaCkhILLSpoW-              haRLey.CoM, WWW.JL-haRLey.CoM, opeN yeaR-              wiNNer                                 the normal operating position. however, no person        a law enforcement officer or conservation officer,
eRSpoRtS.CoM, WWW.bLaCkhILLSpoWeRSpoRtS.              RouNd; MoN.-fRI., 9 a.M.-7 p.M., Sat., 9 a.M.-5 p.M.   b&J CyCLe                              may operate a motorcycle during the time period          or any person on the person’s own land or land             32-20-9.5 Restriction to two abreast–Violation
CoM, opeN yeaR-RouNd; MoN.-fRI., 9 a.M.-                                                                                                            when headlights must be lighted while wearing an         leased by the person, may operate or ride on any           as misdemeanor. No person may operate a motor-
                                                                                                             yaNktoN                                eye protective device that is tinted or shaded to                                                                   cycle more than two abreast in a single lane. a
6 p.M., Sat., 9 a.M-5 p.M.                                                                                                                                                                                   motorcycle or off-road vehicle with any firearm
                                                                                                             aLL SeaSoNS poWeRSpoRtS                reduce the light transmittance of the device to a                                                                   violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             in the person’s possession unless the firearm is
rice hoNda suzuki-Victory                                                                                    keMp’S MotoR SpoRtS                    level below thirty-five percent. a violation of this     completely unloaded and within a carrying case             32-20-16 display of blue light as part of rear brake
301 cambell st., rapid city, sd 57701                                                                                                               section is a petty offense.                              which encloses the entire firearm. however, this           light authorized. a motorcycle may display a blue
(605) 342-2242, (800) 841-3706, RhS@RuSh-                                                                                                                                                                    section does not apply to any person who is carrying       light of up to one-inch diameter as part of the
MoRe.CoM, WWW.RhSWeSeLLfuN.CoM, opeN yeaR-                                                                                                                                                                   a pistol and possesses a permit to carry a concealed       motorcycle’s rear brake light.
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