I have a few friends who have gone over the last few years. It might be fun to just jump in but most people plan a year in advance since 300,000 or however many show up. A bunch of tents make it a big city for a few days and every RV within 800 miles is rented. Just make sure you have a place to stay and I think you have a good idea looking for some others to ride with.
Thank you, I have been to Sturgis many times before. Since I am going out West and to Colorado I thought I would also go to Sturgis again. Lodging is always at a premium but I have always found something. I like the Black Hills and surrounding area(s). Sturgis is usually a day trip, like Daytona, Leesburg, and the rest. A day in town is plenty for me. I have some freinds who will be there and I would ride back to Colorado with them.
Been there, done that. Six times. It was fun when I was young and was a great party. However, like Jeanne said about Vegas, "Now that I have been there and had a great time, I dont care to go back."
I would rather ride to Central City CO and have a good time there.