Roulette South Dakota
The greatest motorcycle adventures are still unknown
June 4th to 11th 2022
Ride complete now here are the Photos
About this ride:
This year's ride will be a 6 day explorer's dual sport ride in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Riders spend each night in a motel and stage from three different locations
This Roulette is a 6 day dual sport ride starting in Deadwood South Dakota, riding 2 days then moving to Hill City and riding 2 more days and finally moving to Custer and riding 2 more days. This is a Dual Sport style ride focused on exploring and discovering the back corners of the Black Hills region. The ride is mostly dirt roads and ATV trails with a few options for motorcycle only singletrack trails. Riders will spend each night in 3 different motels. Riders will have access to their trucks every evening. Riders should come with top notch bikes in great condition as there are few services along the remote routes. Ride will be self led by GPS. Riders team up together and ride in small groups
This is a Roulette style ride. This ride is not for everyone, only riders who like exploring and discovery. This ride is for intermediate and advanced riders only. This will be a bit of a tough guy style ride. No beginners and no wimps. Some of the routes are exploratory in nature and therefore unknown. Some routes may not work out. You must enjoy that sort of thing.
The cost to join this 6 day ride is $995. This covers your lodging for the 7 nights during the ride. It also includes your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.
Note: You must have received an invitation from Jeff M, Keith B, or gpsKevin in order to signup for this ride.
Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $200 Deposit (Ride limit is 24 riders)
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After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
Note: Riders must make full payment by April 15th, 2022
Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.
Refund Policy: Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming. I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up. If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself." If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work. In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.
View the ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
The Blue lines are 2 track routes
The Red lines are Singletrack or Motorcycle only
The Green lines are Easy options paved or Graded dirt
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
Things to think about before signing up
Is this ride right for you?
This is an explorer's ride. The nature of exploring is that much is unknown, so things can go wrong. The routes are unproven and sometimes don't work due to obstacles or just plain errors. The day can turn long and test your abilities and patience. You will find yourself in the mix of many rider's opinions that know how to fix the problem. You need to be able to find the fun in that. The riding can be fun, challenging, fast, slow, scenic and hard. It is all about the riding.
Are you right for this ride?
When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help? You should be in the more likely to offer help camp. This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help. Additionally there is all the normal stuff: come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.
How does the ride navigation work?
This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own. You are responsible for your own riding. You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit. People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together. You are not encouraged to ride alone. You are responsible for your own riding and yourself.
(see my ride Navigation Video)
How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?
I develop very high quality custom ride maps for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden. I take the best from all my rides and make new ones.
(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)
Note from me, gpsKevin
My goal for this ride is simple: great riding! You can count on great routes and places to ride.
But, in addition, the ride is about discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the world.
Who is going on the ride?
High Point, NC
Los Gatos, CA
Silver Spring, MD
Grand Junction, CO