I have been making excuses for years about not going to Sturgis. Bike won't make it, too much money, no time, too far, etc. I have decided that next year is it (not this year cause I don't have the time ). Here's my plan: I can get about 20 riders to go. Any more and we will break into 2 groups (otherwise too many gas breaks). Wife pulls a trailer to haul bikes that are down (figure with my old shovel it might not be a bad idea). I know some people who live an easy 30 miles from Sturgis and would put us up. Would it be better to just stay at one of the campgrounds or are the camps overcrowded and chaotic? Would the road between Rapid City and Sturgis be too congested to ride between? Also, when is the best time to go, early, mid or late? Who's gone and would you go back? Any other info or experiences to make mine better would be appreciated.