Super Tenere Rally Arkansas, April 23-26, 2020

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You have shitty vacation time! ;) It's only 2 days from one end of the country to the other. Interstate travel is amazing.
North to south...maybe. But when it's my Dirt_Mom and me we've never done much more than 700 miles a day.

I was very impressed with the Black Hills around Rushmore this year. I suspect there's a lot of exploring that could be done there.
 

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I'm in regardless of the location!

I'm not advocating for a particular area but here are a few suggestions:

I rode a couple of sections of the IDBDR in 2015 and went through McCall, Idaho and thought it would be a great place to have a gathering. There is a nice State Park with showers North of town by the lake.

The Black Hills is another good area, we just have to avoid the area the second week of August. Spearfish would be a good place to base in that area.

The Kootenay area of BC would also be a great area, possibly New Denver or Kaslo.

The Gila National Forest area in SW New Mexico would be another nice area, possibly based in Reserve, NM or Alpine, AZ.

I have been told that the New River Gorge area of West Virginia is a great place for a gathering.

NW Arkansas and Western North Carolina are always great riding.
 

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North to south...maybe. But when it's my Dirt_Mom and me we've never done much more than 700 miles a day.

I was very impressed with the Black Hills around Rushmore this year. I suspect there's a lot of exploring that could be done there.
I was poking fun a little, though I have done West to East in two days. Longer days than I prefer now.

You're absolutely right, there is a lot of good riding in the Black Hills. Usually a week before and a week after the Sturgis rally is pretty busy. Outside of that window, lots of open space.
 

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Has Arkansas or Utah been done before?
Here is the history

2012 - Whitehorse, YK
2013- Ouray, CO
2014 - Arkansas
2015 - Arkansas
2016 - Southern Utah (Zion Ponderosa ) it was a WET one!

2018 - Tellico Plains, TN
2019 - Ouray, CO

The Romney WV Camp n Ride in the Spring used to get pretty good participation but that ended in 2018.
 

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Here is the history

2015 - Arkansas
2018 - Tellico Plains, TN
2019 - Ouray, CO

The Romney WV Camp n Ride in the Spring used to get pretty good participation but that ended in 2018.
Not bad for me and my 14. And 2 of the last three Romney
 

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A few years ago, a bunch of us had a FJ1100/FJ1200 Rally in the Black Hills.
We used Hill-City as our Base, and stayed at Rafter-J Bar Ranch.
https://www.rafterj.com/

The facilities are super-nice, and from what I remember the price was very reasonable? (although most of us shared Cabins)
They were very accommodating to our entire group.

Depending when this Super Tenere Rally took place, I may or may-not be able to attend, as my Summer is already filling up for next year.
Just thought I'd throw this idea out there.
 
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This sounds like fun. Hopefully it can be a West Coast Rally. I did a Mojave Preserve one a few years back and it was a blast. Another option in the summer months would be Kennedy Meadows in the South Sierra's. Tons of riding as mild or wild as you want to get!!
 

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You're absolutely right, there is a lot of good riding in the Black Hills. Usually a week before and a week after the Sturgis rally is pretty busy. Outside of that window, lots of open space.
I think you hit a home run with this one! This got my vote.
The South Dakota Black Hills would be most excellent. I would suggest going before the Sturgis Rally, late June when it's not too hot and the countryside is still green. I would also set up a base in Hulett WY near Devil's Tower. "Wyoming is big and wonderful" and it's only 60 miles and one stop sign away from South Dakota and the Black Hills
 

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Well I feel this idea is starting to catch fire. It’s on my bucket list. Going to have to spend all my vac on this one. Do you know how many back rubs and foot rubs you are about to sentence me to. :(
 
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For me Black Hills was a bummer. I went in the off season June to early July and there is nowhere to pull over. It is not motorcycle friendly at all. Steel poles every 3-4 feet at the edge of the roads in Black Hills and all roads leading to Mt Rushmore. Signs everywhere no stopping at any time. I had a hell of a time finding a place to take pictures. Badlands was just basic desert landscape. It is a novelty for someone who does not ride in the desert. I rode from Yellowstone Park to Wall SD and stayed the night. Spent the whole next day riding every back road possible. By the time I rode through Needles Highway I was done. Very disappointed.

Now if there is good off highway fire roads I would be interested......
 

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Now if there is good off highway fire roads I would be interested......
There are lots of fire roads in the Black Hills area. Not like being in Colorado or something, but at least some places to get some dirt under the tires. I took one a few miles out and then took a two-track trail about a mile in and camped with nobody else around with less than a week to the big rally. I bet it would be open to camp during the rally as well.
 
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