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2014 Black Hills Ride

posted May 11, 2014, 8:34 AM by Mark Jensen   [ updated Mar 9, 2016, 3:31 AM ]
We have secured lodging during our stay in the Black Hills.  The best deal was up in Spearfish and we have reservations at the Best Western Black Hills Lodge.  Our reservations are  set up for arriving on Mon Sept 1 and departing on Saturday Sept 6th.  That gives us 4 full days to see the sights in and around the Black Hills,  3 full days to get there, and 3 full days  to get back home. 

The Best Western Black Hills Lodge is close to Sturgis and Deadwood and also convenient to all the attractions down south. (Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Needles Highway).

We have 15 rooms blocked off for us under the Lone Star Riders name.  They will hold the rooms until July 16th and then they will be released.  The direct phone number of the hotel is 605-642-7795.

They are holding 15 rooms for us with two queens in them each at the rate of:  $99.00 per night for Mon- Thurs and $109.80 for Friday night.

They do have some rooms with king beds in them but they couldn't give us a rate for those as they were having problems with the computer system.  They said if someone wanted a room with a king bed in it they would take care of us.  They said that the hotel caters to Motorcyclists and they were looking forward to our visit. 

The itinerary for this ride will be roughly as follows:

Saturday August 30 ;  Leave from Cracker Barrel in Denton at 380 and I35.  Kickstands up at 7:30 am (this will be a long day so we are leaving slightly earlier than usual)

Will follow 380 to 287  and then north on 287 to Lamar Colorado.  Approx mileage will be 540 miles from Cracker Barrel.

Saturday  night August 30th- Blue Spruce Motel in Lamar Colorado

Phone:  719-336-7454.   They are holding 8 rooms under the Lone Star Riders name for us.

Rates:  Single $45 + tax = approx $60 per night

            Double $65 + tax= approx  $70 per night.


Sunday August 31:  Leave Lamar Colorado and ride to Chadron, Nebraska

Approx Mileage :  382 miles .

Sunday night August 31st-  Bunk House Motel

Phone:  308-432- 5591. They are holding 10 rooms for us under the Lone Star Riders name for us until July 15

Rates:  Single : $45 plus tax per night

            Double:  55 plus tax per night

Monday Sept 1 (Labor Day):  Leave Chadron, Nebraska and work our way up thru South Dakota to Spearfish.

Approx Mileage :  150-200 miles depending on the route up.  (154 miles is the most direct route to Spearfish from Chadron.  It should  be a short day and we can modify the route to take in a few sites on the trip up to Spearfish.

Tues Sept 2- Friday Sept 5 : we will explore all the sites in the Black Hills area over the course of the time we are there.  Will loosely follow the Shamrock Tour that was in the June 2014 issue of Road Runner Magazine if you subscribe to that magazine.

Saturday Sept 6:  Plans are to leave on Saturday from Spearfish heading south on 14A out of Spearfish and picking up 85 south thru Wyoming.  We will then follow 85 south  to 26 and then pick up 71 south and continue to Fort Morgan Co where we will stay for the night. 

Hotel in Fort Morgan is the Central Motel. Phone number is:  970-867-2401.   You can call now and reserve your room.  Talk to Betty.  Betty is holding the rooms for the next day or so under my name (David Adams) so just tell her that  and she should be able to take care of you.   Don't wait as there is a big golf tournament in town that weekend and rooms may be hard to get if you wait.

Rates are $64.95 for rooms with single bed and $69.95 for rooms with two doubles or queen.  

We will leave Ft Morgan on Sept 7 and ride to Amarillo and spend the night.

Sunday Sept 7:

Best Western Medical Center Inn in Amarillo.
1610 S Coulter Street
Amarillo Tx 79106
Phone: 806 358-7861

Rate is $79.99 for a room with two queens.

We will be arriving on Sunday Sept 7 and departing on Sun Sept 8 for home on the final leg of the trip.

They are not holding rooms for us so you need to call as soon as possible as they are filling up for Sunday night Sept 7 . 

Thanks to Howard Evans for suggesting this .  He says that there is a good Mexican Restaurant across the street from the hotel . 

Then Mon Sept 8th we will head home from Amarillo.  


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