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Embark on a thrilling biking adventure through the rugged terrain and stunning landscapes of the Black Hills of South Dakota. From adrenaline-pumping downhill trails to scenic routes winding through pine-scented forests, the Black Hills offers an unforgettable experience for cyclists of all levels. Traverse the iconic Mickelson Trail, spanning over 100 miles of converted railway, or test your skills on the challenging singletrack trails of Custer State Park. Whether you're a seasoned mountain biker or a leisurely cyclist, the Black Hills promises endless opportunities for exploration and adventure on two wheels.


The Black Hills offers easy access day hike options, as well as longer backpacking trip options for the whole family. From looking out over Spearfish on the Crow Peak trail to viewing Mount Rushmore and the surrounding Black Hills from the top of Harney Peak (the highest point east of the Rocky Mountains). You'll see some of the most amazing rock outcroppings and forest vistas in the midwest. To see some of these trails, be sure to check out the Black Hills National Forest page. 

There's so many other mountain biking options in the Black Hills. You can learn more about trails, events, etc. at the Travel South Dakota Web Page.


Pine Island-Gravel Odyssey

The Pine Island-Gravel Odyssey is a set of bike races that span from 45 miles, to 200 miles. It's a great way to see the beautiful Black Hills from a bike! You can learn more and register for races at the link -

Dakota 5-0

We also have the Dakota 5-0 which is a 50 mile race running alongside beautiful Spearfish Canyon that is a test for even the best of riders. The event is filled with festivals, craft brew, and some amazing food! If you're looking for a great mountain bike experience with great friends, without having to slog 100 miles, this event is for you! -