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    Lake Express on Lake Michigan

    Have the Rally organizers made any special arrangement again this year for the discounted Lake Express Hi Speed Ferry? Would save me time instead of gridlock through Chicago.

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    fond memories of watching Wild Hogs with 200 other bmw people last july on the lake express

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    Ferry

    Arrangements for the South Dakota to Wyoming Express Ferry will be published on line shortly. Stay close to your monitor.

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    Actually - I know that other BMW riders have asked for & received the discount, just by booking ahead of time and asking for it.

    It's worth a try.

    The Lake Express Ferry is very motorcycle friendly. Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Rihn-Manke View Post
    Actually - I know that other BMW riders have asked for & received the discount, just by booking ahead of time and asking for it.

    It's worth a try.The Lake Express Ferry is very motorcycle friendly. Good Luck!
    I'll see some of the SS Badger folks on April 12 at BMW MC of Grand Rapids, and will ask if the Badger will do it.

    Actually, I've sent emails to both the Lake Express and the Badger, but haven't received a reply. Will follow up, but Sue's correct. Both ferries are motorcycle friendly. I've never used the Lake Express, but have ridden the Badger numerous times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k75karol View Post
    I'll see some of the SS Badger folks on April 12 at BMW MC of Grand Rapids, and will ask if the Badger will do it.
    Actually, I've sent emails to both the Lake Express and the Badger, but haven't received a reply. Will follow up, but Sue's correct. Both ferries are motorcycle friendly. I've never used the Lake Express, but have ridden the Badger numerous times.
    The SS Badger has responded.

    "WeÔÇÖd be happy to offer a discount to anyone who uses the Badger to attend the rally. The discount would be available July 10th-27th to anyone who mentions the code ÔÇ£BMWÔÇØ when they book." www.ssbadger.com"

    I'll post here when the Lake Express responds.
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    Much of the Chicago road work has been finished to the point that traffic flow has greatly improved on the major expressways and tollways. Ditto for their counterparts in northwestern Indiana. So, unless you travel during the rush hour, you should not have traffic problems. Getting an I-Pass lets you breeze through the toll gates at highway speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swall View Post
    Much of the Chicago road work has been finished to the point that traffic flow has greatly improved on the major expressways and tollways. Ditto for their counterparts in northwestern Indiana. So, unless you travel during the rush hour, you should not have traffic problems. Getting an I-Pass lets you breeze through the toll gates at highway speed.
    Checked their website
    EZ Pass is also accepted in Chicagoland on the tollways.
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