2023 Black Hills Cruiser Classic


Black Hills Cruiser Classic
July 12-16, 2023


 Please NOTE: registration will be capped at 40 vehicles.

Headquarters/camping will be at Hidden Valley Campground.  All types of camping sites (full hookup sites, electric/water sites, tent sites & cabins) are available. We reserve the entire campground for our event and you may select a site when registering.  We will be managing cabins again for the event.  If you are interested in a Cabin, or have already reserved one before the event starts please get a hold of Perry Rupp to see if any are available for the event.  If you will be coming early and already have a camp site or cabin, please call or text Perry Rupp at (605)390-7016 with your name and site so that I can try to keep you in that site for the event.  All sites will be first come first served.   

To aid in ordering of event shirts and meals, registration after July 1, 2023 will be charged a $75 late registration fee.  Please take note and register early to attend!

Have questions or just want to let us know you’re coming?
2023 Black Hills Cruiser Classic Thread on IH8mud.com
Registration: Perry Rupp – (605)390-7016

This year we will be again be doing the optional overnight overland run, but this year have extended it another night as one night just isn’t enough.  This run will leave Monday 10 July and return Wednesday 12 July (prior to the official start of the Black Hills Cruiser Classic) from Hidden Valley Campground.   Doing this early allows for the group to get back so they don’t miss any of the event trails.  We’ll travel many miles on dirt/gravel trails, see active fire towers, visit some swimming holes to cool off in, top several peaks, and spend two nights primitive camping in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.  You’ll be responsible for bringing your own camping gear, food and water, and any other supplies you deem necessary.  This is a trip into the southern Black Hills where Classic participants rarely get to go due to the remoteness from the event campground.  Space will be limited, but those that join will be in for a treat.  Cost is $100.00 in addition to your Black Hills Cruiser Classic registration.  Once registered you will receive individual confirmation and instructions.  This run will be lead by Walt  Digmann, a walking encyclopedia of information about the Black Hills. 


2023 Event Registration

(Includes 3 days of trail rides, Event t-shirt, Dinner ticket & Raffle Ticket)

Registration before July 1, 2023 – $175.00
Registration after July 1, 2023 – $250.00

Camping Fee — $100.00 (Includes 4 nights of camping with excellent facilities)  
Additional Passengers/campers — $50.00 fee  

Cancellations prior to July 1 will be refunded after the Classic minus a $20 administration fee. Cancellations after July 1 are non-refundable. Registration transfers will be accepted.

Click HERE to register


No alcohol permitted on the trail; no firearms permitted in camp or on the trail.

The trail leader is responsible for the conduct of the trail ride and his/her decisions are final. Trail leaders can disqualify any vehicle due to lack of ability to complete the trail. If you leave a trail ride before the conclusion, you must contact the trail leader before leaving. Ham radio is used by trail leaders to facilitate the trail ride. Foul language is not permitted.

Vehicle technical inspections will be conducted for required safety and trail equipment. Drive responsibly to protect the environment and only where motorized vehicles are permitted. All participants must abide by U.S. Forest Service/Badlands National Park rules and regulations. Do not take items from historic sites; leave history for all to enjoy.

Make sure you always maintain visual contact with the vehicles around you on trail rides. Stop and wait for the vehicle behind you if you lose sight.

All vehicles must be street legal, licensed, four wheel drives. Have your own liability insurance. The BHCC is not responsible for accidents, damage, or injury to persons or vehicles. All drivers must be legally licensed and are responsible for the occupants of that vehicle. No motorcycles, three wheelers, ATVs, etc., will be allowed at any time.

Each vehicle must have a fire extinguisher, first aid kit and comply with TLCA safety requirements. A Ham Radio, tools, hi-lift jack, winch and spare parts are recommended.


Wednesday July 12th

5:00 – 7:00 pm Check-in/technical inspection
7:30 pm Classic Welcome and Driver’s Briefing

Thursday July 13th

7:00 – 8:00 am Late check-in and technical inspection
8:00 – 9:00 am Trail rides depart – Day 1

Friday July 14th

 8:00 – 9:00 am Trail rides depart – Day 2

Saturday, July 15th

 8:00 – 9:00 am Trail rides depart – Day 3
 6:30 pm Event dinner and raffle

Sunday, July 16th

  Pack up, head home, and plan for next year’s Classic



Black Hills National Forest Trail Permits required for ALL participating vehicles
Annual and 7-Day Permits are now available ONLINE.
We suggest purchasing your vehicle permit in advance by using the link below.
Annual Permit $25.00/ 7-Day Permit $20.00

       Trail passes can also be purchased at the gas station next to the campground. 

       You can find information on the Motor Vehicle Use maps here MAPS


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