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    Black Hills - Epic Drive - May 6th and 7th 2017

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    I have never planned an event like this. I have no idea what I am doing, but I do know that I drove through the Black Hills of South Dakota last year with my under-powered Fiat 500 and wished the whole time for my turbo, and that the trip was focused around enjoying the drives more than being a tourist.

    I am willing to organize a drive, but I want to know if there is any interest at all from the community to making this a legit thing. Below are a list of things I would want to do, their cost, and links to their websites. Below that is an outlined map of the drive, total miles, and time.

    Location/Attraction Cost Link
    Badlands $20 per car NPS Badlands Site
    Mount Rushmore $10 per vehicle NPS Mount Rushmore site
    Iron Mountain Road / Wildlife Loop / Needles Highway $6 per vehicle Custer SD GFP Site
    Crazy Horse Memorial $22 per car (2 people) Crazy Horse Site
    Overnight stay in Rapid City $120 Ramkota Hotel - Rapid City (IT HAS A WATERPARK FOR THE KIDS!)
    Sturgis (cool place to stop) 0$ Wiki Link
    Spearfish Canyon 0$ Link
    Deadwood Whatever you gamble away Deadwood Link

    There will be slow, winding roads, scenic overlooks, great photo spots, historic sights, interstate cruising, great company. Below is the full map, and below that is the total miles

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    Total miles - 281

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    Anyone been to the hills? If you have not, I HIGHLY recommend going. Its unlike anywhere else, and these roads with these cars (and with company) would be very fun.
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    Well, I am so in love with the idea, that I am going to make it a thing. If it is just me, then I will have an awesome solo trip, but I think making this a group adventure would be awesome.

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    Dates - May 6th through the 7th
    Hotel - Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City (This hotel has a great water park for kids!)

    I do not live in the Hills, and I assume anyone that comes on the drive with me will not either so for your information I booked my room for the 5th through the 7th as to make the starting point in the badlands easily that morning. I will be setting up an event signup page to gather people numbers. If we start getting a group together, I can arrange cool things like hotel rates .. or meals, or have photographers ready on certain stops to make sure we get some great shots of your car!

    More to come.
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    Event Signup link is LIVE!

    Here it is, if you want to join me on the drive through the Black Hills below you will find a link to signup! The cost is free, you are just letting me know how many to expect (how long to wait before driving into the badlands)

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sts-in-...ts-31009821210

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    Sweet. I live in Pierre. So 2.5 hours away. Not sure if I'll make it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfocusedST View Post
    Sweet. I live in Pierre. So 2.5 hours away. Not sure if I'll make it though.

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    No Way!

    I would love to have you join, you're like .. forum famous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swillman View Post
    No Way!

    I would love to have you join, you're like .. forum famous.
    I'll see what I can do. Can't guarantee anything. I work a second job on the weekends and it's hard to take off more than one weekend a month.

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    Might want to also checkout the Midwest ST/RS and Midwest Ecoboost Facebook pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfocusedST View Post
    Might want to also checkout the Midwest ST/RS and Midwest Ecoboost Facebook pages.

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    I am not on Facebook .. by design, I don't see that changing. It can, but I don't want it to. Can someone post for me? Not sure how that would work ..

 

 

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