A.B.A.T.E. Ratings for Black Hills Motorcycle Routes

Did you know that American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of South Dakota has rated various routes in the Black Hills with regard to riders’ skill levels?

Yep. From North Playhouse Road (easy) to Iron Mountain Road (difficult),  A.B.A.T.E. has a skill level rating for each of the rides described in Ride the Black Hills.

Iron Mountain Road is without doubt one of the most technical rides you can undertake, with 314 curves, 14 switchbacks and three pigtail bridges. Throw in spectacular views of Mount Rushmore and you get a truly inspiring ride. Needles Highway has curves that are just as tight, and just as scenically rewarding. Scenery is one area in which the Black Hills are in great supply.

No matter where you ride in the Black Hills, stay safe. Ride within the posted limits. They’re there for your safety.



Ride the Black Hills is now available!

Heading to Sturgis next summer for the Motorcycle Rally? Or do you just want to cruise the curves of the Black Hills? Let Ride the Black Hills be your guide.

This 85-page book was written for motorcyclists by a motorcyclist. Is crammed with travel information, including turn-by-turn descriptions of 13 motorcycle rides in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Route maps are included, as well as information about area attractions, restaurants, and advice about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

With twists, turns, and pigtail bridges, the Black Hills offer some of the most challenging motorcycle rides in the U.S. Order a copy of Ride the Black Hills today!