Planning a loop trip from home (Cape Cod) to Tahoe and back this summer. On the northern side of the loop we plan to ride the Beartooth and Chief Joseph. Timing could put us in the area during the annual Beartooth Rally (July 19 - 21, 2013). Does anybody know what Red Lodge is like during the rally? Not really looking for a mini-Sturgis type experience, but if it's a fairly laid back gathering it could add to the trip.
Is the rally something to shoot for, or does it bog down the travel on the Beartooth and take away from that experience?