Black Hills – South Dakota

Rock-Solid National Memorials
Daniel Hansbury
Price :
$2,599
Duration :
8 days
Support :
Fully Supported
Difficulty :
Level 4

“Majestic,” “striking,” and “otherworldly” are just some of the words used to describe the Black Hills of South Dakota, and you’ll see it all from your saddle as you cycle along lightly traveled roads and portions of the unforgettable Mickelson Trail, a 114-mile-long, gravel-surfaced rail trail.

Beginning and ending our adventure in Rapid City, we’ll visit the historic towns of Lead, Hot Springs, and Keystone, gateway to Mount Rushmore National Memorial, as well as Custer State Park. We’ll also see Crazy Horse Memorial, which, when finished, will dwarf Mount Rushmore, and Wind Cave National Park, one of the largest and most complex caves in the world. From breathtaking scenic vistas to rock-solid national memorials and state parks, you’ll get to experience it all on this fantastic loop ride.

e-bike friendly: Click to read our FAQ

Route
Additional Details
Start Location:
Rapid City, SD
End Location:
Rapid City, SD
Airport:
Rapid City Regional (RAP)
Total Days:
8
Riding Days:
6
Layover Days:
2
Riders:
50
Miles:
252
Average Daily Mileage:
42.0
Accommodations:
Meals:
Catered
Difficulty:
Level 4
Technical Difficulty:
Easy to Moderate
Terrain:
Very Hilly
Elevation Alert:
High Point: 6,300'

Know before you go

Information for eBike riders:
Because every rider, eBike, road condition, and elevation profile is different, it is ultimately up to the participant to judge best whether their battery will last through each tour day. We recommend using pedal assist in its lowest setting or off when not needed to maximize battery range. Bringing a second battery is also recommended, and it can be carried by staff and available at a designated stop during the day.