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Posted: 02/27/2012 05:18 PM
Anyone riding to Sturgis this year from the Austin/San Antonio/central Texas area?
Posted: 02/28/2012 05:15 PM
Posted: 02/28/2012 07:30 PM
Posted: 02/28/2012 10:13 PM
Leaving either Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1 or very early Thursday, Aug. 2nd.
Posted: 02/28/2012 10:38 PM
PapaWeelie said: Leaving either Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1 or very early Thursday, Aug. 2nd.
Posted: 02/28/2012 11:28 PM
we are planning on leaving out on the 1st ourselves hopefully with some friends of ours from dallas........its possible we could end up meeting up somewhere................
Posted: 02/29/2012 04:43 PM
Posted: 02/29/2012 04:55 PM
Been looking into going to Stugis. Don't know what all the costs would be, though. Can any vets help me out? Does it cost to camp? Extra to see the bands perform? About how much (without beer) am I looking at for one person as far as admission/camping etc? From the DFW area and would love to hit it up either this year or next!
Posted: 02/29/2012 05:29 PM
Posted: 02/29/2012 07:04 PM
The last time I went to Sturgis I fed X my camping gear to the camp ground where I was camping it cost me only 164 dollars round trip. Y ou might check out the Bulldog camp ground it cost me 200 dollars for the whole week and it was 4 miles from sturgis.
Posted: 02/29/2012 07:29 PM
If you are planning on attending the concerts at The Chip or Glencoe, then you have to buy a ticket for individual concerts, or a wrist band to get in for multiple concerts. Camping is included in the purchase of both. Wrist bands at The Chip run about $200 for the main period; $240 for the extended time (two days early); and $300 for the early bird (July 30th to Aug 12th). Individual concerts run about $50/person which lets you camp that night through 10am the next day. Showers/toilet buildings are 'free' and often the scenes of things even ROT won't allow in public...showering with a friend to save water, etc.
Like Neil said, the Chip's parade route (and Glencoe's route from what I heard) are far from what you see at ROT. It was neither organized nor populated when we went.
Our friends went last year and were stopped by the local Barney Fife's for speeding/loud pipes; turned into suspected DUI; turned into 'stay here for court date'; which turned into the judge tossing the whole thing. Really soured them on the event.
The rides, though, are incredible. Hard to estimate the costs without more info; you kind of have to decide where you want to stay and what you want to do...that will set your costs. Hotels and houses rent a year in advance.
We're going back for the 75th...it's just too far from NW Florida (1800 miles each way) to go more often than every 5 years or so. Besides, Crazy Horse won't be finished for a LONG time!
Posted: 02/29/2012 11:16 PM
anyone know anything about the sturgis downtown RV park or Big Rig RV park. I am taking a 40 foot toy hauler and both sites say they run about 1500 for 10 days but not real sure where we want to camp since this is the first trip up. Any suggestions guys???
Posted: 03/02/2012 03:13 AM
Posted: 03/02/2012 03:35 AM
We have talked about going several years.. several friends have been and from what we've heard I would rather hit rot and several closer rallies for the same money.. more bang for my buck.. but may just have to check it out some day... we are hoping to go to daytona next spring with some friends that moved to georgia.
Posted: 03/02/2012 07:01 AM
Posted: 03/02/2012 01:53 PM
Downtown Sturgis has lots of vendors and several bars. The real party is at the Buffalo Chip, Full Throttle, Glenco, and other campgrounds outside of town. Pick up a map at any shop around town with the color coded rides to Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, Hewitt Wyoming, Spearfish, SD . Take a couple of the organinzed rides, such as the Wednesday Pappy Hoel Full Throttle Saloon ride into Wyoming. Monday, Buffalo Chip has the Legends ride. Broken Spoke Saloon has a ride. We spent 7 nights in 2011 and were not ready to leave. And looking forward to returning in 2012.
Posted: 03/02/2012 08:43 PM
Posted: 03/03/2012 02:28 PM
Here's a little video I did in 2004! Sturgis is something everyone should do at least once in her life
Posted: 03/03/2012 03:54 PM
Posted: 03/03/2012 09:04 PM
neil said: Here's a little video I did in 2004! Sturgis is something everyone should do at least once in her lifehttp://www.youtube.com/user/neillyle?feature=mhum#p/u/4/NVTvBNGd5dM
that is a nice video you put together there Neil..........i am sure i will be finding you at ROT to get some pointers and suggestions on our trip...........
Posted: 03/08/2012 09:30 PM
Posted: 03/09/2012 07:15 AM
It'd be great to get a few to go to Daytona as a group. I know we're gonna start making plans soon.
Posted: 03/13/2012 04:53 PM
heading out of Shreveport LA. Trailering up, bringing all 3 bikes. my Big Dog chopper, my wife's 1200 Sportster, and my HD Ultra Classic. Plus my friends Heritage.
Posted: 03/13/2012 09:26 PM
liferider said: heading out of Shreveport LA. Trailering up, bringing all 3 bikes. my Big Dog chopper, my wife's 1200 Sportster, and my HD Ultra Classic. Plus my friends Heritage.
Posted: 03/13/2012 09:30 PM
TerryM said: It'd be great to get a few to go to Daytona as a group. I know we're gonna start making plans soon.
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