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Sin City or Bust: Las Vegas 2024

A multi-day adventure from Arkansas to Las Vegas during the off-season.  We will be adventuring through the plains and high desert for 11 days and 10 nights.  Originally scheduled for 2022, certain people were promised the ride would be rescheduled when it was cancelled last year, so here we are.

Trip FAQ

Is this trip family friendly?

That is completely up to you -- it is Las Vegas after all.  Just know, there will be places in Las Vegas where children are not allowed.

What Do I Need to Pack?

Pack for every extreme -- literally.  Leaving Little Rock, it will probably be in the low 70's.  By the time we get to Flagstaff, the highs will be in the 50's.  When we get to Vegas, expect temps in the 80's.

Where will we be staying?

Along the way to Las Vegas, we will be staying primarily in roadside motels -- think Quality Inn or Super 8.  In Vegas, we will either rent an AirBNB or stay at a hotel downtown or along the strip.  On the way back, there will be a mix of chain motels and mom-and-pop places, depending on the location.  Until November 1, 2023, this info is likely to change.

How Much Should I Expect to Spend?

While nearly impossible to give you a precise number, in my experience, pre-pandemic and pre-inflation, one should budget about $75/day for fuel, another $50 or so for food, and whatever else for fun.  I am trying to keep our hotels between $60 and $100 per night.  So on the high end, $225/day.  At 11 days, that's about $2,500.  For a couple, I would estimate between $3,000 and $3,500.  These estimated don't include admissions, gifts and purchases, or other discretionary spending.

I have a suggestion, or would like to help plan this trip

You are awesome!  Thanks for your help.  Planning these things is fun, but with groups, it's impossible for everyone to do everything they want -- esepcially when the planner has no idea what the group wants to do.  To make a suggestion, or otherwise discuss the trip, please see the discussion section below.

Who is invited?

At this time, only members of 501Riders.com who ride with the group regularly are invited.  Invitations to RSVP will be sent out sometime in April 2023.  Members MUST register no later than November 1, 2023.  Hotels must be booked no later than November 1, 2023.  Deposits, if any, will be due no later than April 15, 2024.

Is any money due up front?

No money will be due to 501Riders up front.  You may have to pay a deposit for your hotel rooms, depending on how and what you book.  If there are any advance ticket purchases or deposits for activities, those will be due no later than April 15, 2024.

Something came up and I need to cancel...

First, visit 501Riders.com and then in the my rides section, simply cancel your booking to this event.  You are responsible for cancelling your own hotel reservations.  Refunds for hotel deposits are at the discretion of the hotel itself.  Any deposits paid to 501Riders for any reason can be fully refunded up to 60 days prior to KSU.  Partial refunds will be provided for requests given within 30 to 60 days of KSU.  No refunds will be givin within 30 days of KSU.  If we choose to use AirBNB, you will not receive a refund for any deposits made for the AirBNB.

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26 Spots Left!

KSU: 0900 Dietrich's House - Maumelle

Rest: 1015 - Rest Area - Russellville
Fuel/Lunch: 1130 - Van Buren
Rest: 1345 - Lake Eufula State Park
Fuel: 1530 - Shawnee
Arrive: 1700 - Hotel TBD - El Reno

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KSU: 0900 Hotel - El Reno

Rest: 1000 - Clinton
Fuel/Lunch: 1130 - Shamrock
Fuel: 1400 - Amarillo
Photo/Rest: 1500 - Adrian
Rest: 1615 - Tucumcari
Arrive: 1730 - Hotel TBD - Santa Rosa

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KSU: 0830 Hotel - Santa Rosa

Fuel: 0930 - Clines Corners
Fuel/Lunch: 1100 - Duran Central Pharmacy - Albuquerque
Fuel: 1315 - Grants
Fuel: 1430 - Gallup
Rest/Quick Tour: 1445 - Petrified Forest NP*
Arrive: 1630 - Wigwam - Holbrook

*Time Zone Change (<1h)

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Wigwam Village
Holbrook, AZ

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KSU: 0830 Hotel - Holbrook

Fuel: 0930 - Winslow
Fuel/Lunch: 1100 - Flagstaff
Fuel: 1315 - Seligman
Fuel: 1430 - Hackberry
Fuel: 1530 - Kingman
Rest: 1700 - Henderson
Arrive: 1745 - Las Vegas

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Las Vegas!

Hoover Dam

Kounts Kustoms

Planet 24

HD Las Vegas

Vegas Strip

Fancy(ish) Restaurant

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KSU: 0900 Hotel - Las Vegas

Fuel: 1000 - Mesquite
Fuel/Lunch: 1130 - St George
Fuel: 1400 - Kenab
Arrive: 1630 - Page

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KSU: 0900 Hotel - Page

Fuel: 1000 - End of Hwy 93
Fuel/Lunch: 1045 - Kayenta
Fuel: 1300 - Bluff
Fuel: 1515 - Cortez*
Rest: 1600 - Mesa Verde NP
Arrive: 1730 - Durango

* Time Zone Change (>1h)

 

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KSU: 0830 Hotel - Durango

Fuel: 0930 - Pagosa Springs
Fuel: 1045 - Charra
Fuel/Lunch: 1200 - Santa Cruz
Fuel/Rest: 1330 - Santa Fe
Rest: 1530 - Clines Corners
Arrive: 1730 - Santa Rosa

 

 

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KSU: 0830 Hotel - Santa Rosa

Fuel: 0930 - Tucumcari
Rest: 1045 - Adrian
Fuel/Lunch: 1200 - Amarillo
Fuel/Rest: 1330 - Shamrock
Rest: 1530 - Clinton
Arrive: 1730 - El Reno

 

 

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You will need a can of spray paint for this segment.

KSU: 0830 Hotel - El Reno

Rest: 0900 - OKC Memorial
Fuel: 1030 - Henryetta
Fuel/Lunch: 1145 - Sallisaw
Rest: 1330 - Ozark Rest Area
Fuel: 1445 - Russellville
Arrive: 1600 - Maumelle

 

 

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    Have suggestions?  All ride discussion here. A few notes, as I think of them:

    1. On the way to and from Vegas, we won’t have a lot of time for supplemental stops. I have tried to make rest stops in places where you can at least take a photo or three.

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