I lived 6 miles north of Black Hill Harley Davidson out in the country for 2 years. Just one thing, skip the rally when it is going on. If you are coming from Ontario ride (stay) up north, do Banff, Lake Louise, etc., head south to Glacier National Park, then down to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The start heading east (home) hit Sturgis the Monday after the rally. Everybody is gone including the vendors. Really nothing to see in Sturgis, unless you are into skin from people who should not be showing any skin at all. The roads in the Black Hills will be empty. Most of the vacationers will be gone because most schools start the end of August so the place is pretty empty and the road will be all yours.