Let’s Get Ready to Rally!!

JULY 16 – 18, 2024

The 2024 VRA National Rally! Good Friends! Good Rides! Good Times will be had by all!

You’ll find key information about accommodations and registration below.


  • Registration for rally can be found HERE
  • If you have any issues registering, contact for assistance.
  • Everyone needs to book their own accommodations. See “accommodations” below for booking information.
  • Rally rockers should be ordered directly from the VRA Store. If this is your first VRA rally, or if you don’t already have the main rocker patch, you’ll want to order it also it is located at the bottom of the home page of the VRA Store Ordering deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Rally patches and T-shirts will be delivered to Rally Central and will be available for pick-up at check-in.


We’re hosting the rally at Baymont Inn & Suites, Near Mt. Rushmore, 106 US-16A, Keystone, South Dakota, 57751 

  • The rally rate is $140.00 per night plus taxes for a total of $152.18 per night.
  • This rate is available for two nights prior to Rally and as many days after the Rally you wish to stay.
  • Reservation deadline: May 1, 2024. After that the hotel will book at going rate.
  • Make your room reservations via Lisa Cole: Please note: to get the special rate you must email Lisa directly.  Do not try calling the hotel directly or making reservations online.  Keystone becomes a virtual ghost town until May so contacting anyone there during the winter months can be difficult.
  • Overflow Hotel will be across the street at the Ramada by Wyndham Near Mt. Rushmore, 115 Swanzey St., Keystone, South Dakota 57751 (605) 215-5850 


Camping options do not have a group rate and must be booked individually. A few nearby options are…

  • Kemp’s Campground, 727-751 Old Hill City Rd., Keystone, South Dakota 57751 (888) 466-6282
  • Daily rates start at $36.78 for tent w/electric and goes to $54.21 for full hookup (2 people) $5 per person after that.  Note: 1.7 miles from Rally Central
  • Rushmore RV 522 South Highway 16A, Office B, Keystone, South Dakota, 57751 (605) 666-4638 call for daily rates and accommodations. Note: 1 mile from Rally Central.
  • Rushmore KOA Resort 12620 SD-244, Hill City, South Dakota 57745  (605) 574-2525. Daily rates from around $80 to $120 depending on size and amenities. Approximately 10 miles from the Rally Central.


No available rentals at this time.


The dinner will be held on Thursday evening at Rally Central and sold through the VRA Store. The Deadline to purchase dinners is June 17, 2024

  • Food Truck Red Shed Smokehouse: Choice of Pulled Pork or Beef Brisket 
  • This will be picnic style and held in the upper parking lot of the Baymont Inn & Suite


There are 6 rides mapped out and both .gpx files and Google maps files can be found on the Keystone Kaos Facebook Group pinned at the top, or look for the “Featured” tab near the top of the group. Links to the .gpx files and Google maps files can also be found on the VRA forum on the thread found HERE. (must be registered on the VRA forum)  

  • Badlands / Wall Drug – 240 miles round trip!  Those of you coming from the east I recommend this ride as you are coming to or going from Rally!  Breathtaking scenery; ride takes you through the National Park around mounds of layered, colorful hills!  Buffalo roam freely, as well as rams, black tail deer, elk, and of course…prairie dogs! Stop at the Famous Wall Drug for souvenirs and your 5¢ cup of coffee.
  • Spearfish Canyon – 240 mile ride, approximately 5 hrs. This ride takes you through the center of a canyon with sheer cliffs on both sides.  Majestic landscape along with waterfalls.  The trees grow out of the side of the cliffs and give you the view of Grizzly Adams! Or maybe Jeremiah Johnson…life in the 1880s.
  • Deadwood / Sturgis – 110 miles 3 hrs.  This route heads north to the Black Hill Gold Rush!  Stop by Saloon, #10 where Wild Bill Hickok was shot!  See an old west shootout in the streets!  Shop many vendors.  Stop by the cemetery and see Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane’s burial plots.   Continue on to Sturgis and partake in the upcoming World Famous Sturgis Rally.  Although this route is only 110 miles, you’ll spend the entire day enjoying yourself.
  • Iron Mountain Road / Needles Highway – 58 miles. Although this route is only 58 miles, I would put at least a five hour time schedule on this route.  You will travel to Needles Highway.  These Rock formations tower 100s of feet as you wind through them. Spectacular views, and lots of places to pull off and just take in the scenery.  You will eventually reach 16A (Iron Mountain Road), which is the west version of the Tail of the Dragon: 314 curves in 14 miles, 14 switchbacks, 3 pigtails, 3 Tunnels, 2 splits and 4 presidents as you pass through tunnels where Mt. Rushmore will be visible in the background.  Take your time! Stop and enjoy life!
  • See the Buffalo / Crazy Horse – Route takes you down through Custer State Park ($20 entrance fee) where you will ride along the Buffalo herd, wild donkeys, rams, and other wildlife of the west!  The route will continue to wrap around to Crazy Horse Monument, finally returning to see Mt. Rushmore from the side.
  • Devils Tower – 235 miles, 5 hrs. (For those of you coming from the west I recommend you stop by this route coming to or going home from the rally.)  You wind north out of the mountains and into the Wyoming Highlands!  Open prairie absorbs you, thinking back to how the wagon trains crossed this country.  Then in the distance, you see a towering monument: Devils Tower can be seen for miles! Spend the day hiking, or just ride around it! 

2024 Sponsors

Are you a vendor? Want to sponsor the National VRA Rally? Contact one of our National Officers to see how you can participate.

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