I am looking for Sturgis Rally veterans who have.. "Been there - done that
I am planning on going next year
for the 75th Anniversary and I will be making my reservation shortly after this year's event. I've been told, due to the 75th, reservations will book faster than normal. So, I am enlisting the help of the throbbing brain known as the IRV2 community..
Two years ago, I did the Mt. Rushmore trip with the kids and have some idea of the area. We did; Needles Hwy, Deadwood, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse and such... but that was with a car, full of kids... We're looking forward to doing all those on a bike... without the kiddo's..
, I am leaning towards making reservations at a place called Custer's Gulch
. When we were there two years ago, we didn't stay there, but we rented a car there, and it seemed nice. One big plus, it rents cars at its location. One member of my group is not a bike rider and having a car would be nice.
What I am looking for you ask ???
- Full Hook-up
- Nice clean park
- Reasonably priced
- Level sites able to handle 40' plus trailer
- Close enough to the action but with the ability to get a good nights sleep..
We are not complete party animals, but we like to have a good time... We are not looking to stay at "The Chip
" and be in the middle of the madness, but we would like to be close enough to partake in the festivities, without an hour drive to get there. I've been telling people I am planning on it being "Sturgis Lite".
We want to soak in the flavor, but with the ability to get a good night's sleep... Likely, we will plan only a couple nights in Sturgis and the rest would be "during the day" trips and getting out before things really get fired up..
The knock against Custer's Gulch
, its 70 miles from Sturgis. That's not a huge deal breaker, but being somewhat closer would be nice.
So... I turn to you.. the gigantic throbbing brain.. with all of your wisdom.. please enlighten me...