First off the post might get rather long. An this thread will for sure. This pertains to all forum members that my be interested. This get together idea , started in a thread in the cruiser forum an is starting to grow. So I decided to start a thread about it. First off I'm Woodchuck an a few of you know me already so lets get started. Theres a few members within a five state area(so far) that have an interest in hooking up in Red lodge MT. (Home of your forum host Beartooth kawasaki) fo a couple of days an ride the area an maybe visit yellowstone park,an or Cody WY. along with other destinations. The time of year so far is between the middle of July to mid Aug. Don't have a time yet we'll work on that from here on. So far it's up to about 8 to 10 rider's thinking about it. Farthest away so far is Ispeed in Massachusetts.We have to figure out a time an plan ,along with the amount of riders expected. After living up here for almost 10 yrs. an being pretty familar with the surrounding area I can answer most of the questions any of you may have. I figure since its the first of Febuary we've got about 6 to 7 months so we will have to come up with a plan. The time of yr. will be more up to the other members since this is basicly in my back yard(lucky me :grinan I can plan around it pretty easy. But I will give my opinion anyway. Junes out ,its usually the rainy season up here (average 21 days in june). You can pretty much count on summer to start July !st. The bussiest time of yr. is the last of july to mid Aug . Two reasons; one the park ,the most people visit between mid July to mid Aug. roads tend to be busy an alot of stop an go traffic in the park. 2 sturgis; traffic gets busy around here on the first of Aug. because usualy the 2nd week in Aug.is the start of sturgis wk. (getting so big that there thinking about making it a 2 week event possibily this year) last yr. close to 700,000 people. Alot of the riders make yellowstone an the surrounding area a vacation destination. that puts alot of bikes in the area plus all the tourist an rv's. My recommendation is around the 15th to the 20th of july, traffic wise not that bad yet, plus motel /camp sites still available. (except in the park those are booked a yr. in advance). I mentioned Red Lodge as a meeting point, then ride over beartooth an go wherever, Cody is a nice stop (Buffalo Bill musuem) how many days you want to be in the area is also up to you guy's. Well thats just my recommendation but I'm easy after all this is my back yard. So now to the questions ,especially a time frame so everyone can plan accordingly. I'm guessing around 2 or 3 days. This is one of the most beautiful places in Montana along with Wyoming. Don't miss it. It would be great to meet a few of the forum members in person.Along with stopping by beartooth kawasaki an visiting. (we'll drink all there coffee an eat all there donuts) an steal a few hats.(LOL) So lets get a count right off of who might be interested , along with nightly accommedations an location idea's. Woodchuck ,I'll be there thats one!