Portland, Oregon to Washington, D.C. – The “Sturgis” Route August 1 – 23, 2020 22 Nights, 23 Days

Coast to Coast, baby! This is the ultimate adventure on the SCMR2020 event. Portland is one of our three West Coast Star City / Start City locations, and you will ride all the way across our great nation visiting historic sites, riding cool roads, and seeing the best of what America has to offer along that specific route. We’ll be riding secondary roads and avoiding highways as much as possible. Most days will be ~250 miles and there will be approximately one rest day per week. It’s the perfect balance of “seeing it all” and “getting there”…

This route travels along the northern portion of the USA. From our start in pretty Portland, we spend 8 days on the road heading to the 80th Anniversary of the Sturgis motorcycle rally. There we’ll spend 2 nights in a custom-curated experience co-designed by Alisa and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip which you’ll never forget. If you’ve never been to Sturgis, and want to experience the best of it without any of the drama, then this is the route for you. We’ll spend two nights at Sturgis, then continue on heading East towards the Milwaukee/Chicago area, another of our start city locations, where we pick up more lady riders. From Chicagoland, we head down to Knoxville, TN, where all three of the cross-country routes converge and we meet up with our sister riders journeying in to meet us from their own epic cross-country journeys. This is where the serious party starts!!! From Knoxville, we all ride together to Washington, D.C. — in small pods, not in a giant group! — for our three-day Grand Finale Extravaganza Celebration.



Highlights:

  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – 80th Anniversary
  • Glamping” at the Buffalo Chip
  • Sturgis Buffalo Chip Biker Belles Group Ride
  • Sturgis Buffalo Chip Biker Belles Celebration
  • Sturgis Museum Private Event
  • Sturgis Start City Party
  • National Motorcycle Museum Visit
  • Milwaukee or Chicago Start City Party
  • Knoxville, TN All-Routes-Converge Experience
  • Washington, D.C. Three-Day Grand Finale Extravaganza
Night Date Start End Miles
1 Saturday, August 1, 2020 ***** Portland, OR *****
2 Sunday, August 2, 2020 Portland, OR The Dalles, OR 112
3 Monday, August 3, 2020 The Dalles, OR Lewiston, ID 263
4 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Lewiston, ID Missoula, MT 217
5 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Missoula, MT Butte, MT 159
6 Thursday, August 6, 2020 Butte, MT West Yellowstone, MT 153
7 Friday, August 7, 2020 ***** West Yellowstone, MT 100
8 Saturday, August 8, 2020 West Yellowstone, MT Cody, WY 133
9 Sunday, August 9, 2020 Cody, WY Buffalo, WY 175
10 Monday, August 10, 2020 Buffalo, WY STURGIS 233
11 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 STURGIS STURGIS *****
12 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 STURGIS Mitchell, SD 326
13 Thursday, August 13, 2020 Mitchell, SD Spirit Lake, IA 170
14 Friday, August 14, 2020 Spirit Lake, IA Cedar Rapids, IA 272
15 Saturday, August 15, 2020 Cedar Rapids, IA Chicagoland 200
16 Sunday, August 16, 2020 Chicagoland Bloomington, IN 240
17 Monday, August 17, 2020 Bloomington, IN Knoxville, TN 340
18 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 **** Knoxville, TN ****
19 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Knoxville, TN Roanoke, VA 288
20 Thursday, August 20, 2020 Roanoke, VA DC 233
21 Friday, August 21, 2020 ***** DC 75
22 Saturday, August 22, 2020 ***** DC *****
23 Sunday, August 23, 2020 RIDE HOME ***** *****

Chose Your Registration Type

Fully-Guided Registration

Fully-Guided Registration: Ride, Relax, Enjoy!

A ‘done for you’ touring/vacation experience with nothing to do but show up and ride! We’ve got all the logistics covered and will handle all the details and any travel hassles that come up.

Fully-Guided Registration – What’s Included:

  • Event Fee
  • Start City Party
  • Accommodations (All hotel rooms throughout the course of the event)
  • All Breakfasts and Dinners (Except rest day dinners)
  • 2 Nights “Glamping” at the Buffalo Chip (4 ladies per tent)
  • Professional Ride Guides who lead you and smooth over any and all obstacles – many are MSF instructors
  • Breakdown Assistance and Pickup
  • Daily Route Briefing with Route Leaders
  • Logistical Support
  • Chase Vehicle Support (We carry your luggage so you only have to ride with layers, a camera, and a bottle of water!)
  • Automatic Check-in at hotels (keys waiting for you)
  • Free Parking
  • Dinner with the main group
  • Free entry to all event activities
  • Free Museum Entries
  • Roommate matching service
  • Sturgis Experience – the entire 3 day/2 night event
  • Knoxville to DC Experience – the entire 7 day/6 night event
  • SCMR2020 Keepsake
  • Special Surprises exclusively for Fully-Guided Riders

Fully-Guided Registration – What’s NOT Included:

Gas, tips, tolls, incidentals at the hotels, alcoholic beverages, dinners on the rest days, and National Parks entry fees.

Your registration fee includes a $50 donation to Final Salute, Inc., our event charity which supports homeless women veterans.

Self-Guided Registration

Self-Guided Registration: The DIY Pay-As-You-Go Option

If you register as a self-guided rider, then you are completely connected to us yet totally independent…you’ll pay an event fee to participate, then pick and choose what you want to participate in. This way you only pay for what you’re interested in – not the whole shebang.
After registration we’ll send you a form on which you can let us know what nights you’ll be with us and your billing details, and we’ll send your booking details directly to our hotels (thereby saving you having to call all 21-24 hotels). They’ll charge you directly for any deposits and fees and you’re responsible for any changes to your reservations. (Note that because we are in some big cities with lots of events going on the same time as ours you may have to pay a deposit well in advance – our contract with each hotel is different.) We’ve tried our best to negotiate breakfasts to be included in your discounted room rates, but there will be some hotels where we did not (like those $38 breakfast buffets at big city hotels) so you can make that choice on your own.

Once you’re registered you’ll be able to find your own roommate (if you want one to help reduce costs) in our closed Facebook Group for SCMR2020 riders.

Self-Guided Registration – What’s Included:

  • Event Fee
  • Start City Party
  • Hotel Room Reservations (so you don’t have to call all 21-24 hotels)
  • Route Information
  • Information on and access to any and all “free” events we’ve negotiated along the way
  • Any “free” lunches at dealerships or partner venues along the way
  • Any “free” evening happy hours we’ve negotiated for the entire group
  • Daily Briefings (if desired)
  • Route Book
  • Goodie Bag
  • SCMR2020 Keepsake

Self-Guided Registration – What’s NOT Included:

  • SCMR2020 Experiences
    – The Sturgis Experience [3 days, 2 nights
    – August 10-12, 2020]
    – The Knoxville Experience [3 days, 2 nights
    – August 17-19, 2020]
    – The D.C. Only Grand Finale Celebration Experience
    (These are a special discounted price for Self-Guided riders)
  • Professional Ride Guides who lead you and smooth over obstacles (most are MSF instructors)
  • Chase Vehicle Support
  • Roommate matching service
  • Tips
  • Incidentals at the hotels
  • Accommodations (Hotel rooms)
  • Meals (some breakfasts are included)
  • Breakdown Assistance and Pickup (we strongly suggest you purchase your own)
  • Logistical Support
  • Automatic Check-in at hotels (keys ready and waiting for you..you will need to check in and pay yourself)
  • Parking
  • Some event activities
  • Gas
  • Tolls
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Museum entry fees
  • National Parks entry fees

Your registration fee includes a $50 donation to Final Salute, Inc., our event charity which supports homeless women veterans.
$995.00
(As a self-guided rider you will still need to register for the Sturgis Experience in order to stay in Sturgis with us.)

Register as Self-Guided

Our first 200 SCMR2020 registrations get a custom-embroidered, limited-edition SCMR2020 Helmet Bag!

Do you have more questions you need answered before you can register? Be sure to check out our Event FAQ. Still confused? Email Office@WomensMotorcycleTours.com after reading the Event FAQ and we’ll get you sorted out!

Be sure to sign up for email updates because we’ll be adding more experiences and new ways to join and that’s where we’ll announce our live Q&A call-in sessions.