I got lucky and was able to book 2 rooms in Rapid city at the Hampton Inn for the Rally. I will arrive early and I may leave early, but just in case it's better to cancel a day or two early than want to stay and discover the rooms are booked.
8/2 to 8/8
This will be my 4th journey but my first on my Road Glide. I booked early enough that I'm paying less than 140 a night!
I've camped twice and between heat, rain, long lines at the shower and porta potties, I deserve the plush comforts of the Hampton.
If you haven't booked, do it now. There are a few hotels with rooms left in the area, but you will find prices ranging 250-450 a night. If my buddy cancels I'll sell you the room for a nominal increase over what I paid.
If you haven't been there, do yourself a favor and you will see some of the most beautiful riding areas there are. Yea, the traffic can be bad, the weather unpredictable and the cops in a foul mood, but it's worth it.
Anyone else already made arrangements and going? I hope to watch this thread grow with more anxious riders filled with excitement. Someone will
bring the negativity that it's to crowded and not worth the effort to attend cause back in the old days blah, blah, blah.
The ride is spectacular and the scenery is amazing. That much isn't debatable.