Cruising Continues!  Not a large Cruise the Rockies event but still a fun get-to-gether. This year we cruise the beautiful Black HIlls of South Dakota.

September 15th - 18th, 2022

Cruise the Hills 2022



== UPDATE July 27th

South Dakota Cruise UPDATE, Less than TWO WEEKS away our Room block will be released so GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN! JUST A HANDFUL OF ROOMS ARE LEFT!! Also the Hotel DROPPED the rate by $5 to $129/night you will get this if you already booked as well. Details on when we are leaving if you would like to cruise together will be posted next month, we currently plan on leaving early morning of the 15th and will be driving up HWY 85 through WY NOT I25!


21 years ago on August 10th, 11th, and 12th 2001 we held our FIRST Annual Cruise the Rockies and what a spectacular beginning it was! Yet, just one month later our country witnessed the worst terrorist attack on our soil in our history. Last year we held our 20th and Last Cruise the Rockies, and without all of your support over the two decades we never could have done this... YOU ALL helped us make this happen! As we have struggled as a nation and people over the past several years, with the pandemic, political differences, violence, inflation, and even war, we have always managed as a group to put aside our differences and come together to gather as friends and have fun! And that my friends IS the reason we are going to celebrate the 21st anniversary of 9/11 with a Memorial Cruise/ gathering in the Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Although this event is not technically ON 9/11, It will still be the Week of the Anniversary and we will still remember​​that day and certainly honor our fellow Americans and First Responders we lost, with a Memorial Cruise to Mount Rushmore.

         NEVER FORGET...

NEVER AGAIN 9/11/2001







Thank you all for your patience as I know many have asked when we will have this in place. Rather than staying in the largest city in South Dakota which is Rapid City we instead chose the laid back centrally located Hill City just 26 miles to the southwest. However, booking this block of rooms in this small resort area has not been an easy task as hotels are all CLOSED for the off season and all the hotels are SOLD OUT every day through the end of the season, that's just the way it is! The host hotel is the Best Western Golden Spike Inn and Suites, Room choices include mostly 2 queens , some Kings, a few suites, and IF you CALL and ask and reserve SOON you can get a Mobility Access room as well. Don't Forget to tell them you are with the PT CRUISER GROUP!! THE GUARANTEED RATE FOR THE GROUP IS $134/ night. Suite is $143. this is 10% off of the prevailing rate and also matches the AARP rate. This is a LIMITED BLOCK so please get your reservations in early using this link

Please book this way so you will be accounted for as part of our group, that is the only way the hotel can keep track of our room block and specific room availability for us, they have been very accommodating! 


or call the hotel directly to ask about the mobility/handicap rooms. There is a free hot breakfast daily. Pet Friendly in standard rooms for $30 (limit 2 dogs) per night up to 80lbs. Further hotel details and info can be found here

Hotel in Hill City, SD -

Best Western Golden Spike

100% smoke-free hotel;

Exercise facility Open 7:00 a.m.

to 10:00 p.m. Hot tub available

in pool room; Complimentary breakfast; Heated indoor pool 

MOST IMPORTANTLY for this Group reservation the hotel will be a strict 30-day reservation cancellation policy in place. It reads as follows:

All guest cards for these rooms will be charged on or after 8/19/22. Non-Refundable cancellation penalty of full stay applies after this date but if there are requests, they will be considered individually. Also the room block will expire 8/18/2021

We would also like to REQUEST a small, perhaps $5 donation per person when you arrive to help cover our website fees for the next year (so we can hopefully plan and post another Cruise to a different state!) or possibly to help pay for a park rental or food for a picnic in Hill City? Please also note that this is NOT an ORGANIZED PLANNED EVENT like Cruise the Rockies. We will have routes, as well as suggestions and times for optional cruises for people to choose to do as they like in groups or on your own! Besides the hotel registration there is no formal registration this year.


BUT we still need a list of who and how many are planning to come. IT IS IMPORTANT that you EMAIL Rick Conine with your contact information (CELL PHONE # TOO) if you are coming! Sorry but there is no automatic link between Facebook and this website so any information that you may have left on Facebook is not forwarded back here, so please let him know.  ...... Rick's email address is...,

or you may call him directly with ANY questions!

Rick Conine 303-332-7862



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