Las Vegas BikeFest
Give me one good reason not to go
to Las Vegas ! You won’t find one !
Just about everyone wants to set foot at least once in this city of vice, gambling,
sex and rock n’ roll located in the desert in a always superb climate. Treat yourself
! In Vegas, anything goes... almost. You’ll find anything you could possibly
want in the city that never sleeps.
Also for us motorcycle enthusiasts Las Vegas is a great place to ride. Just
outside the rush of the city the highways and secondary roads are spotless
and quiet. Nevada and the neighbouring states provide breathtaking natural
scenery whether you visit the Zion National Park with its rock mountains or the
Valley of Fire with its sand and red stones. You can also admire man’s fine work
by going to Lake Mead to see Hoover Dam. Don’t forget Route 66 or to visit
the majestic Grand Canyon. This part of the country is a great place to ride :
The scenery is reminiscent of the time when motorcycles replaced horses.
By Geneviève Boutin
In 2010 our friends Denis and Chantal invited us to take part in the ride to the
Sturgis Rally. This invitation told us to forget about any other ride we ever took
for this one was to be extraordinary. As the fateful date approached preparations
were well underway. I was very excited by the scope of this ride which
would take us about 7 500 km from Montreal, Quebec to Sturgis, South Dakota.
This would be only the second time I had experienced riding in a big pack.
The thirty-bike run required quite an amount of planning. The itinerary had to
take into account the number of bikes involved and twice the amount of mouths
to feed because with fifty people participating there wasn’t time to dine at
restaurants. For that reason a truck and trailer would follow us with all the
necessary equipment to prepare food on site. With more than 750 km to ride
every day the weather really had to be on our side. Luckily we only encountered
a couple of storms that were history after a few kilometers. So we rode with
the least amount of time lost as possible in order to reach our daily planned
destination before sunset.