Mickelson Trail Trek | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Mickelson Trail Trek

  • Mickelson Trail Trek
Event Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, September 22, 2019 (All day)
Phone: 
(605) 584-3896

South Dakota’s George S. Mickelson Trail is more than just a recreation Trail; it’s a trail of history. You have the opportunity to travel the same path as General George A. Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny. Burlington Northern built this rail line over 100 years ago to accommodate the miners who had rushed to the area to pan for gold. In 1983, the rail line was abandoned and this incredible trail was envisioned. After years of planning, hard work, and determination the trail became a reality. In celebration of this reality, the third weekend in September finds hundreds of riders joining together in the Mickelson Trail Trek. This year’s Trail Trek promises to be bigger and better than ever, offering something for everyone. The Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 3-day ride covers almost the entire trail. Registration fee includes- trail pass, shuttle service, 5 snacks and 3 meals and a voucher for dinner in Hill City or Custer. Riders can enjoy the beauty of the heart of the Black Hills as they travel through the scenic valleys, old railroad tunnels, and historic mining towns.

SCHEDULE
Thursday
Early Bird Check-in at Custer Chamber 3-8 PM -Drivers shuttle vehicles to Edgemont - Bus leaves Edgemont to Shuttle drivers only back to Custer Staggered times- last bus to Custer @ 7PM

Friday
Check-in at Custer Chamber of Commerce 6:30 AM -Driver’s shuttle vehicles to Edgemont -Bus leaves Edgemont to shuttle drivers only back to Custer @8:15 AM
8-9AM Start: Bicycle from Custer to Edgemont (44.5 miles) - Riders and bikes return to Custer - Breaks and lunch included -Chamber Bucks provided for evening meal (see list in registration packet)

Saturday
8-9 AM Start: Bicycle from Custer to Rochford (39.5 miles) -Bicycles stored in secured area in Rochford -Shuttle busses return riders to Custer -Breakfast and evening meal on your own -Breaks and lunch included

Sunday -Riders drive to Deadwood Trailhead -Shuttle buses take riders to Rochford
7:00-9AM Start: Bicycle from Rochford to Deadwood (24 miles) -Ride ends in Deadwood where participant’s vehicles are parked-Trolley will take you to the pavilion for lunch -Breakfast on your own -Breaks included

 

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