Black Hills – South Dakota
“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.
“This was my first organized biking trip as well as my first camping experience, and all round it was a very good experience. You must be doing a lot right!”
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.