Monday, July 28, 2014

Black Hills Expedition Race, coming September 2014!

Check back here for more information about the first running of the Black Hills Expedition Race, starting September 24, 2014.  This race is a self-supported bike-packing race in the same vein as the CTR, the Arizona Trail Race or the Tour Divide.  This race will take you around the Black Hills in one grand loop!
Course photo.
Live Tracking

Brief course desciption:  Start in Spearfish on the Tinton Trail and enjoy 22 miles of single track to Rod and Gun Campground.  Ride some gravel to Savoy and then up and over to the historic town of Deadwood.  Mickelson Trail and then some gravel and blacktop to Sturgis, to the  start of the 116 mile Centennial Trail.  The Centennial has one wilderness detour that takes you to Mt. Rushmore! Ride the Mickelson Trail northbound from Pringle to Hill City.  Other highlights after Hill City include the Deerfield Lake Loop Trail, the Deerfield Trail, Eagle Cliff Trail System, Little Spearfish Trail, Cement Ridge Lookout in Wyoming, Old Baldy Trail, etc. 

The gpx file of course will be posted before August 1, 2014