Book Preview: Ride the Black Hills

New book details 13 motorcycle routes

By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor

Motorcyclists attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, or anyone planning to travel in and around the Black Hills of South Dakota, should get a copy of “Ride The Black Hills.”

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“Ride The Black Hills” is written by Cynthia Sowden, an avid co-rider who loves the Black Hills and surrounding areas so much she decided to write a book for motorcycle riders.

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The 82-page soft cover book, “Ride The Black Hills,” includes black and white photographs and general diagrams of the roads, accompanied by detailed directions in the text.

“Ride The Black Hills” details 13 motorcycles routes in the area; many are considered some of the most challenging in the U.S., according to author Cynthia Sowden. Routes include trips to Devils Tower and the Badlands. The book also offers advice on things to see and do, recommendations on area restaurants, and information on the the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The 6-by-9-inch book is small enough to stuff into a saddlebag or tankbag. The book sells for $10 and can be order on here, and here. For more information visit

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