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Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« on: December 30, 2017, 03:29:53 pm »
I have to submit my vacation planner, can't make Nationals and there are no dates for VBR but want to do a ride this summer.

One ride I have yet to do  is the Black Hills of South Dakota. So far there a few of us doing this and figured I would put it out for anyone else that wishes to join in.

The target week is July 9.

This won't be a structured ride. Currently we're working out details on what town we'll be staying in. Target location will be someplace with multiple accommodations. There's camping everywhere. Also someplace we can park the bikes at the end of the day then walk to dinner.

I'll post details as we work them out.


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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 08:40:50 pm »
Vanocker Road heading south from Sturgis.

Alpine Inn in Hill City for a wonderful filet mignon, and a very frugal price.

We've stayed at Mystery Mountain just sw of Rapid City. Camping in the woods, cabins, RV or tent sites. Reasonable for the area and season. Good locale for bebopping around the Hills.

Have fun.
 
One note. Try to avoid getting much latter in July as the Hills will come alive with the sounds of a couple hundred thousand cruisers.

I always liked heading there just after Labor Day. Much better pricing for lodging/camping, the weather is a bit cooler,  and the crowds are gone.

I'm planning on the VBR as well. Sure would like to get a date. I've heard the venue is changing due to Spirit Mountain jacking their prices way up.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 09:23:39 pm »
Thanks for the tips Steve!

 I'll most likely set up a conference call for all that are interested. I'm positive folks will want to go off in different directions. Thinking about a "HUB" location for sleep and food.

I'll do some research and wait to see who's interested. The trip is happening. The more the merrier
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 02:01:56 am »
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I'm positive folks will want to go off in different directions. Thinking about a "HUB" location for sleep and food.

Good thinkin'.   :beerchug:
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 12:55:48 pm »
One note. Try to avoid getting much latter in July as the Hills will come alive with the sounds of a couple hundred thousand cruisers.
 :beerchug:

Steve's right about this, I've been twice around the 3rd week of July. The roads are littered with those things!

Custer State Park is also really nice & convenient to many things.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 10:12:39 pm »
Good Info to have this early in the planning stage. Might move it up to the week of July 9.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 10:55:44 pm »
Might want to check Custer State Park. Heard they had a forest fire there a few weeks ago.

Hill City has good biker accommodations. Had a  COG national there a few years ago.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 02:33:12 am »
I was just in Custer Thursday. Looked bad in spots.

I checked out Hill City. It is centrally located but doesn't offer as much for Hotels and Restaurants as Deadwood.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 02:55:31 am »
I was just in Custer Thursday. Looked bad in spots.

I checked out Hill City. It is centrally located but doesn't offer as much for Hotels and Restaurants as Deadwood.

You may wanna check the summer rates for lodging in Deadwood. It can get brutal. But it is a way cool town.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 03:21:50 am »
I was just in Custer Thursday. Looked bad in spots.

I checked out Hill City. It is centrally located but doesn't offer as much for Hotels and Restaurants as Deadwood.

You may wanna check the summer rates for lodging in Deadwood. It can get brutal. But it is a way cool town.

125 for 2 queens at Holiday in Right in the center of town. Not bad
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 16 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 12:45:40 pm »
I was just in Custer Thursday. Looked bad in spots.

I checked out Hill City. It is centrally located but doesn't offer as much for Hotels and Restaurants as Deadwood.

You may wanna check the summer rates for lodging in Deadwood. It can get brutal. But it is a way cool town.

125 for 2 queens at Holiday in Right in the center of town. Not bad

Not bad. I thought it would be quite a bit higher. That's what I get for not starting brain before engaging fingers.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 02:24:44 pm »
Note the new Date in Subject Line..That's why we called it planning.   :great:

  From advice here and off the forum, the date has moved up a week. JULY 9 I wanted to at least get the date set in stone as quick as possible so folks could get the week submitted at work. (those that aint retarred).  The Strategy on the date is to get there after the 4th crowd and before the early arrivals for Sturgis. I'm trusting ya'lls judgement on this.


 When I did my research in Deadwood, which I thought would be a better choice, I found the hotels in town do not offer parking except at a Parking garage blocks away which would be a pain hauling gear off the bike not to mention security. So with that in mind and to keep us centrally located in the hills, Hill City is looking to be our choice for accommodations be it Hotel, cabins or campground.

This could be the 1st of many annual Rides in the Black Hills!
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 06:51:17 am »
  I like the revised date.
 Count me in. I need to be back in the old stomping grounds of my 1960's youth.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 07:43:15 am »
I’m from Rapid City originally. You could stay just about anywhere, until it’s time for the Sturgis Rally. Then places to stay become very scarce, and traffic becomes horrible. Normally it takes 20-30 mins to go from Rapid City to Mount Rushmore. During the rally, it becomes a 3 hr ride! Ideally, plan to check out the Black Hills a week before. Vendors are setting up for the rally, but the crowds and traffic aren’t there yet. Good luck and have fun!
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 04:52:21 pm »
I've been wanting to get up there on my bike for years.  Sounds like a great time!
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 05:55:14 pm »
I've been wanting to get up there on my bike for years.  Sounds like a great time!

Here's a great opportunity!
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 06:08:24 pm »
Was up in Rapid City again last week working. Did a little more scouting. Looks like Hill City is where we're parking the bikes.


1). Central Location
2). Lots of choices to stay
3). Don't have to park the bike a block away from Hotel
4). Variety of eating within walking distance

The group I'm riding with will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Hill City SD. We're departing KC on Sunday 7/8 and staying overnight somewhere the Sunday evening then arriving Monday 7/9. We'll most likely be there all week departing Friday morning 7/13.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2018, 01:35:41 pm »
Was up in Rapid City again last week working. Did a little more scouting. Looks like Hill City is where we're parking the bikes.


1). Central Location
2). Lots of choices to stay
3). Don't have to park the bike a block away from Hotel
4). Variety of eating within walking distance

The group I'm riding with will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Hill City SD. We're departing KC on Sunday 7/8 and staying overnight somewhere the Sunday evening then arriving Monday 7/9. We'll most likely be there all week departing Friday morning 7/13.

Any idea for a designated campground? Even half of the approx $200/night at that hotel is a bit steep for me and likely some others.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2018, 05:41:21 am »
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Our tent sites run between $20.00, and $25.00.  You should not have to make a reservation, as we almost always have open tent sites.

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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 02:51:04 pm »
Was up in Rapid City again last week working. Did a little more scouting. Looks like Hill City is where we're parking the bikes.


1). Central Location
2). Lots of choices to stay
3). Don't have to park the bike a block away from Hotel
4). Variety of eating within walking distance

The group I'm riding with will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Hill City SD. We're departing KC on Sunday 7/8 and staying overnight somewhere the Sunday evening then arriving Monday 7/9. We'll most likely be there all week departing Friday morning 7/13.


Any idea for a designated campground? Even half of the approx $200/night at that hotel is a bit steep for me and likely some others.


I'm not endorsing any hotels or campgrounds at this point. As I said earlier this is not structured in any way. It's just an unsanctioned ride that is definitely happening. If this catches on then I definitely see it being annual event where we can possibly work out a deal with local accommodations, hotel and campground. As it stands, I have not had a chance to look at any campgrounds closely because when I drove up there they were all closed. I will take a closer look when we're up there and possibly get some feedback from others that have camped up there. :great:

 All the campgrounds I did see on my drive have gravel roads so we'll want to probably chose carefully. Here is another campground that is closer to town with a short driveway.
http://trailsideparkresort.com/
$59 per night full electric
$25 per night no electric
Says 6 max per site

Steve, you planning on attending then?
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2018, 05:05:31 pm »
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Steve, you planning on attending then?

Probably about 75/25 toward attending. I have a lot of irons in the fire this year and do not know how it will settle out. I'd like to for sure.
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2018, 10:03:54 am »
Was up in Rapid City again last week working. Did a little more scouting. Looks like Hill City is where we're parking the bikes.

Hey! That's where we had the COG national back in... 06? Stayed at the Best Western "Golden Spike". You can get just about anywhere in the Hills from there.











Just thought I'd help spark some interest.   

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Have a great time guys!
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2018, 08:14:42 pm »
Cool Post Jerry.
Thanks :great:
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Re: Black Hills Ride Planning July 9 2018 (New Date)
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2018, 08:17:32 pm »
Another Campground. This one looks kinda cool. A little further out of town.

https://www.rafterj.com/rates/
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