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2015 Monumental USCA Rally


The Best Western in Sturgis is 6.1 miles [8 minutes] away. Not only off the ground but airconditioned and has both running water and cable TV 😉

Hi Art:
Yes there is an RV sales company that does what you are interested in for the Sturgis rally. Go to (Sorry - I couldn't make it link.) But there are motels in Sturgis and Black Hawk. The Ramkota in Black Hawk is - I believe at Exit 48 putting it at 11 miles SE of the rally site. Sturgis - with a wide variety of motels is 5 miles to the nearest exit and 7 miles to an exit with several motels of familiar names.

These are options that are readily available. There is also a few campground that are close by with cabins. Goggle campgrounds Sturgis and you will get a mess of options.

Will Short
Rally Chair

Thanks will -- I'll check it out

Another Ural owner here, not very active on this forum, but was checking out the postings about the Sidecar Rally in Sturgis next year.

I normally take my vacation for the Sturgis Rally in August, but have been considering the USCA Sidecar Rally this time.

I have actually camped at Elkview, sometime back around 2005 or so.

I have attended and ridden in the Black Hills for 19 I also know my way around up there.

I will have until January to set my vacation plans, after that, there is no turning back! I would like to know if there is a rough estimate of the number of members attending and if its expected to be a large group, maybe in the hundreds, or a small group, a few dozen or so.

I would be camping at Elkview...I sure dont want to be all alone with 3 other bikes there!


The plan is around 200 when setting things up for the rally. I always tent but there are more hotelers and RVs than tents however you will not be alone in the campground. U.S.C.A. national is always a good time if you like sidecars and there should be a pretty good showing of the Colorado Ural contingent also so you will not be alone there either. I will be leaving the Ural at home and riding my R1150GS rig but that is mainly because I am planning on heading out a week or so early and taking a ride up the Lake Michigan coast probably and across through the Badlands of North Dakota and then dropping down to Sturgis. If you have fun at this one remember the 2016 rally is in Western Colorado.

Here are some pictures from a few of the previous rallies if yow want an idea of what they look like.

Thanks Dana for pitching our rally. We would be tickled pink to have 200 there. The tenting areas are pretty close to the RV areas so you wouldn't be real lonely but I'm sure we will have many more tenters. We have several who are already making plans to RV. We have had several who have asked about motels. Beside Harold and I (Rally Chair and Co-Chair) who will be RV-ing we have at least three other RV-ers who sound pretty committed. I think that the 8 or so who have contacted us and said they are coming is pretty good considering that we have 7 months until the rally.
All that said - we are excited to have all of you come and share our great riding in the Black Hills as well as the great scenery and sites. The plans are gelling nicely and we have much planned. Keep watching this forum for the details as they develop. There will be at least 3 articles in the Sidecarist in the next three issues. We are still needing volunteers Brian. If you have a specialty we can use you. We have a volunteer to coordinate ride but if you have ridden the Hills and our coordinator can't go on every ride (But he would like to try - right Kenny).

Will Short
Rally Chair

Hey Will,
No problem on the plug, I am trying to sell it everywhere I can. I would expect you will get at least a dozen rigs camping from the Colorado folks and I know we will be plugging it at our annual Ural get together in Moab in April and we have been getting around 25 rigs there the last couple of years.

Riding up from Tucson. leave on the 17th Vail to Holbrook, Bloomfield, LaJunta,Sidney,Hot Spring,Sturgis, Sheridan,Larmie, Glenwood Springs,Cortez,Holbrook, and back to Vail. If you would like ride along let me know.

KLR with sidecar

Kenny Wasserburger is a Ural rider from Gillette, WY. We have recently made contact and he is active in the Ural rider circles. He will be coordinating our rides for the rally. He would like to have the Ural riders know that this rally is open to Urals too. We would be thrilled to meet the Ural crew too.
Joe; Welcome aboard. It looks like your itinerary will include the Monumental Rally. Or am I jumping to conclusions?

I am sure it is in here somewhere... but, it's easier to ask.. What is the pet (dog) policy for the rally/ campground area? Thanks
gp 🙂