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Re: Daytona vs Sturgis
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2021, 09:45:50 PM »

Rallys - More like motorcyclist gatherings... [So some rally riders told me...]

I've been to Sturgis 3.5 times [one was an early one.] -2013, 2014[e], 2015, 2019.
I went to Daytona in 2019.

I prefer Sturgis. I live in Western Canada. 13, 14, 15 rode from N. Alberta to Sturgis. 2019 was on a "sabbatical" and took in both that year.

Daytona had some cool aspects to it, but it was definitely "Trailer Week." It is different for sure, and the beach vibe is cool. The downtown strip has lots to see, as many are breaking away from winter.

Sturgis, being the middle of summer, you're in the thick of ridin' season. Great roads, usually great bands, lots of fun. I think a lot of non-riders are going now to get the music festival vibe. More twisty roads, and elevation

I've not done the other big rallys, but we did do the 113th Anniversary in Milwaukee for 2013. Great bands also, and lots of Harley-Davidson experience.

If you can, ride. I get not having time, nor the stamina to trailer, but leave a few "I rode mine" patches for those that did - ha ha.
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Re: Daytona vs Sturgis
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2021, 07:39:14 AM »

Rallys - More like motorcyclist gatherings... [So some rally riders told me...]

I've been to Sturgis 3.5 times [one was an early one.] -2013, 2014[e], 2015, 2019.
I went to Daytona in 2019.

I prefer Sturgis. I live in Western Canada. 13, 14, 15 rode from N. Alberta to Sturgis. 2019 was on a "sabbatical" and took in both that year.

Daytona had some cool aspects to it, but it was definitely "Trailer Week." It is different for sure, and the beach vibe is cool. The downtown strip has lots to see, as many are breaking away from winter.

Sturgis, being the middle of summer, you're in the thick of ridin' season. Great roads, usually great bands, lots of fun. I think a lot of non-riders are going now to get the music festival vibe. More twisty roads, and elevation

I've not done the other big rallys, but we did do the 113th Anniversary in Milwaukee for 2013. Great bands also, and lots of Harley-Davidson experience.

If you can, ride. I get not having time, nor the stamina to trailer, but leave a few "I rode mine" patches for those that did - ha ha.

My wife and I rode to the 110th Anniversary in Milwaukee for 2013.  I rode my 2013 CVO Road King, 110th Anniversary edition up to Milwaukee.  I was fortunate enough to get to carry the HOG Chapter Flag in the 110th Parade on my 110th Anniversary bike.

I really had a good time in Milwaukee.  From there we went North to see the Apostle Islands. 
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Re: Daytona vs Sturgis
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2021, 02:12:12 PM »

I would pick Sturgis.  After two days of vendors, crowds and drunks you'll probably want to get away and ride.  In that vein Sturgis offers better places to ride.
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Re: Daytona vs Sturgis
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 07:00:22 PM »

I would agree with Dave. As far as Daytona being trailer week. Us up here north of KY don't have much of a choice but to trailer because of the weather lol....When I went in 14' there was an ice storm in Tenn and Ky on the way home..... :(
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Re: Daytona vs Sturgis
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 08:16:48 PM »

I’ve been to Sturgis 15 times as we only live 650 miles away. It used to be a day ride, now I split it into two because I’m retired and can. Usually spend one day at vendors looking, then getting T-shirts for the grand kids. Love getting up early and beating the crowds for rides. Such beauty in the hills.
Haven’t been to Daytona. So can’t compare. Would like to get there some day.
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