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    Who is headed to Sturgis? This year is check off my bucket list Sturgis trip. First year of retirement and we are combining a few visits in the same trip. Will be trailering in the toyhauler and spending 6 days in and around Sturgis.

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    Make the Deadwood Rally first then hit Sturgis, IMHO Sturgis is highly overrated just like Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras . 40 years ago a lot more fun but now just a reason for a lot of bad behavior. A great time to go to Sturgis is a week BEFORE Bike Week, you can still get the experience but miss most of the crowd and some of the stupid people. Enjoy your trip, once you ride the Black Hills you will understand why the Sioux fought so hard to hold on to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easysuper View Post
    Make the Deadwood Rally first then hit Sturgis, IMHO Sturgis is highly overrated just like Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras . 40 years ago a lot more fun but now just a reason for a lot of bad behavior. A great time to go to Sturgis is a week BEFORE Bike Week, you can still get the experience but miss most of the crowd and some of the stupid people. Enjoy your trip, once you ride the Black Hills you will understand why the Sioux fought so hard to hold on to it.
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    Sturgis is ok, if you like a party with 1,500,000 people in attendance....
    you need to look at the 3WHEEL EVENT in Deadwood starting on July 10th... Deadwood is just down the street from Sturgis, and in my humbled opinion, is a better bet...
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    We'll be going to Deadwood 3 Wheel Rally and getting outta dodge before the dumb arrives in town for the Sturgis Rally. There is NO way I could deal with that many people. I hope that the Deadwood Rally is somewhat limited to under 1000 folks. Less is more for rallies in my opinion.

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    Those who previously posted are correct. Even during the Deadwood Three Wheel Rally people will be arriving for the Sturgis Rally. Been

    there numerous times. First time was 1967 and rode a BSA 441 from Minneapolis. My hands are still numb from the vibration. It is exciting

    at times and you will have to be tolerant of the crazies and Loonies. First time I have seen a couple riding a Harley Totally Naked. Yep and

    many more things that will shock most.

    After attending many times our general operandi was arrive two to three weeks early and leave opening day. All the venders and crazies

    will be there two to three weeks early also. We will make a couple of runs to Sturgis to have a beer at the Broken Spoke and One eyed

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    Besides the traffic another reason to come here early (or late) is to avoid the fleecing of the bikers. Everything gets crazy expensive during the Rally. The smart ones have learned to either come early and catch the first few days or arrive toward the end then stay after it is done. The really crazy stuff has moved to the smaller towns nearby in WY due to increased Law Enforcement presence in Sturgis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post

    Those who previously posted are correct. Even during the Deadwood Three Wheel Rally people will be arriving for the Sturgis Rally. Been

    there numerous times. First time was 1967 and rode a BSA 441 from Minneapolis. My hands are still numb from the vibration. It is exciting

    at times and you will have to be tolerant of the crazies and Loonies. First time I have seen a couple riding a Harley Totally Naked. Yep and

    many more things that will shock most.

    After attending many times our general operandi was arrive two to three weeks early and leave opening day. All the venders and crazies

    will be there two to three weeks early also. We will make a couple of runs to Sturgis to have a beer at the Broken Spoke and One eyed

    Jacks during the TWR.

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    got to try the Loud American for their steak tips while you are there if you haven’t ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RapidSpyder View Post
    got to try the Loud American for their steak tips while you are there if you haven’t ...
    My Favorite Steak Tips are at the Longhorn in Sundance , you can stop there on the way or coming back from Devils Tower.
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    Thanks for the tip. I am a little like the guy who said "I never met a man I didn't like" except in my case I never met a meal I didn't like!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaherbst View Post

    Thanks for the tip. I am a little like the guy who said "I never met a man I didn't like" except in my case I never met a meal I didn't like!


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    Jack;
    maybe you, RAPIDSPYDER and i can meet for lunch at the LOUD AMERICAN....? I LOVE STEAK TIPS.....
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    Sounds like a destination ride to me, or at least a waypoint. Only about 15 minutes up Boulder Canyon from Deadwood!
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    Default I'll be there!

    I'm going with some friends. While I'm not that interested in Sturgis, we are going early to see Mt. Rushmore, The Black Hills and the Badlands national parks. We will catch the first couple days of Sturgis and then head home. We will be able to say we've been there! But that really isn't the part I'm looking forward to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieMarie View Post
    I'm going with some friends. While I'm not that interested in Sturgis, we are going early to see Mt. Rushmore, The Black Hills and the Badlands national parks. We will catch the first couple days of Sturgis and then head home. We will be able to say we've been there! But that really isn't the part I'm looking forward to.
    Sturgis Rally or Deadwood? Deadwood 3 wheeler rally is 10-15 July and the Sturgis Bike week is 3-12 Aug. Just wondering, since got we off on a bunny trail talking about steak tips....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RapidSpyder View Post
    Sturgis Rally or Deadwood? Deadwood 3 wheeler rally is 10-15 July and the Sturgis Bike week is 3-12 Aug. Just wondering, since got we off on a bunny trail talking about steak tips....
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