US Border, Montana to Reno, Nevada
This leg starts out in what’s known as one of the World’s Great Outdoor Regions, the Rockies is going to be memorable.
First Glacier Park, with its 4 dozen glaciers, then Great Falls and south to Yellowstone National Park, home of Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs and hopefully a few Black Bears.
Heading west past Devils Tower we have our first scheduled stop of the journey at Sturgis Bike Week. Held in the first week of August (8-11). This is renowned to be the world’s largest bike congregation. Something that could just not be missed!
Just south of Sturgis is some more great riding grounds of the Black Hills. With sights such as Mount Rushmore and Scotts Bluff, it will be beautiful to be on 2 wheels all the way to Casper.
Just out of Casper are miles of arid Badlands, where outlaws such as Butch Cassidy had hideouts at “Hole in the wall”.
We continue SE past Rocky Springs and into Salt Lake City and the Great Salt Lake.
On the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake is Bonneville Speedway where the land speed records are set. Hopefully we can catch this on a weekend when some regular races are on. Only a few miles away, Wendover and the Speed Museum will be a nice stop.
Still heading southeast we weave our way across Nevada and into Reno California.