The 2016 Dakota 600

For all of you off-road enthusiasts, applications for the 2016 Dakota 600 are now being accepted.

Location:  Black Hills of South DakotaThe_Dakota_600

Dates: July 18th thru July 21st
July 17, 2016 – Arrival, registration and bike tech inspection
July 18-21, 2016: Four days of exceptional riding adventures and fellowship.
July 22, 2016: Departure & fond farewells.

Costs and services:
The Dakota 600 is an all-inclusive motorcycle adventure at a cost of $1495.  Proceeds support  trail development in the Black Hills and mountain areas of the National Forest System.  All participants will receive a donation letter for $1000 from the SD Trails Development Corporation that may be used for charitable tax deductions. Fee includes lodging for five nights (double occupancy).  Four evening gourmet meals and five breakfasts are also included.  Single rooms can be requested on a first come, first served basis. All required forest & park trail permits and passes are included.

Routes to adventure: 
The Meat:  These rides are the main course of your adventure.  Five to eight different loop rides will depart each morning.  Small ride groups of 4-6 riders will be the norm.  Routes vary from difficult single track to low intensity adventure rides. There are a total of 12 routes available during the 4 days of riding.   You may choose how hard or how easy a day you wish to experience.  Routes will vary from 40 miles to 150 miles to fit your desires.  LEMs (Local Experienced Men) are available to answer questions and assist for all rides and routes.

Optional Adventures:
Do your own thing:  Want to have a ride with just your buddy or a short easy day of riding?  These GPS, self-guided rides are your ticket.  These rides are designed to be less arduous than the group rides.  Easy-riding and just 1-4 hours long.  We provide you maps and GPS tracks for day’s adventure.  These routes are unique and do not duplicate the tracks of the group rides.

Daydreaming Day-Off:  If you find yourself wanting a break from 4 days of riding, it is easy to take a day off.  The Black Hills offers an abundance of sights and tourism activities.  Many of them are free or low cost.  Concierge services will be available to help plan your day.  Bring your wife or girlfriend but not both!

How do I submit an application to attend?
1) Go to the Sign-up & Applications page
2)  Complete and mail your application
3) Use the Pay Now button to make your partial payment of $1000
4)  Entries will be limited to 40 riders

For more information contact
Bill Hearne
Cell:  605-645-1756