How did the rally get started? South Dakota native and Deadwood resident Mike Gustafson has a deep love of the area and is also an avid Spyder rider. He saw an opportunity to put the two together and D3WR was born.
Can any make or model of trike participate in this rally? YES! We encourage all makes and models of trikes to attend.
Where and What is 3 Wheeler Central? 3 Wheeler Central is a tent area set up within the Deadwood Event Complex that is used as a gathering point for registered trikers. It is here that you will find Free bottled water, ride information, schedule changes, social activities and the like. It is also a great place to meet up with friends before you take off for rides or head downtown.
Will there be ride captains for the destination rides? We do not have official ride captains or sweeps for the planned destination rides. As registration numbers increased it became difficult to get enough captains and sweeps. We provide maps of the rides in enough time for routes to be studied. In 2023 we will have a "Get to Know the Route" on Sunday, July 9th, at 3 Wheeler Central. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the maps and what type of roads you will be traveling. The Black Hills area is tourist friendly and there is always someone close at hand to answer your questions or be of assistance should you need it.
What are the future dates for the Rally? In order to help you plan your next trip to the rally, future dates have already been predetermined however it is still good to check and make sure those dates are still standing.
2023 July 09-14
2024 July 07-12
2025 July 06-11
2026 July 12-17
Why is there a registration fee? In order for this event to take place we need to rent the event complex, tents, tables and chairs. Your registration fee also offsets the cost of the socials, Thursday night meal, unlimited bottled water, entertainment, trike wash products, along with the event swag that you are given. We do our best to keep costs down for an affordable event and never charge additional fees to participate in the poker run or trike show 'n' shine.
Does South Dakota have a helmet law? The short answer is NO. If you would like to see what laws we do have on the books pertaining to motorcycles you should check out the following website:
If I haul my trike will there be a place to park my trailer? Absolutely! Please let the front gate attendants know you want to park a trailer and or pickup and they will assist you in getting settled.
Is there any cost for Mount Rushmore? There is no entrance fee for Mount Rushmore National Memorial, however
fees are required to park at the memorial. A parking permit entitles a non- commercial vehicle unlimited entry to the memorial for one year from the date of purchase.
$10 per vehicle (cars, motorcycles and RV's), $5 for Seniors (62 and older) and Free for active duty military
Is there a cost for Crazy Horse? The fee to get into Crazy Horse Memorial is $10 per person on a Motorcycle.
Is there any place to do our laundry? A new laundry facility has been put in at the Deadwood Station Bunkhouse and Gambling Hall called the Deadwood Station Laundromat. It is located at 68 Main St. in Deadwood, just north of the Travelodge Inn and Suites.
Will there be a problem if a person in our group is riding two-wheels while the rest of us are on 3?
While this event is designed with trikers in mind we certainly understand that everyone in your group may not be riding a trike. Two-wheeled registrants are welcome.