9:30 Coffee Break: Motorcycle Songs

Harley-Davidson Ride in Sturgis, S.D.
Harley Davidson as seen from a helicopter on August 1, 2014, in Sturgis, S.D. (Rich Gabrielson/Getty Images for Harley-Davidson)

Today in South Dakota, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gets underway. The event runs until Sunday, Aug. 9, and because 2015 marks the rally's 75th anniversary, South Dakota Public Broadcasting reports "crowds are already large and expected to get larger into the peak numbers mid-week."

Event organizers estimate as many as one million people could visit Sturgis — a city of 6,800 people located in the Black Hills area in the western part of South Dakota — by the time the rally is complete.

As so many motorbike enthusiasts make their pilgrimage to the rally in Sturgis, S.D., it reminds us there are a lot of songs about motorcycles; some even contain motorcycle sounds.

So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are about motorcycles or that refer to motorbikes? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Steppenwolf "Born to be Wild"
Yo La Tengo "Speeding Motorcycle"
The Shangri-La's "Leader of the Pack"
Jimi Hendrix "Ezy Rider"
The Hopefuls "Motobike"
The Allman Brothers "Midnight Rider"
The Byrds "Wasn't Born to Follow"

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