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Exploring South Dakota on Two Wheels Adventure Style
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Exploring South Dakota on Two Wheels Adventure Style

By: Austin Adventures July 21, 2012

When most people think of “riding” in South Dakota an image of a Harley Davidson comes to mind. On South Dakota cycling tours you’ll explore the “Badlands” by pedaling on two wheels!

Rapid City is often called the “Gateway to the Black Hills” and the “City of Presidents,” and it’s where your adventure begins and ends. The city is actually named after a creek that runs nearby.

What can I do on my South Dakota vacation? Many ask. As an adventure vacation destination there are many highlights; Mount Rushmore, Chief Crazy Horse Monument, Custer State Park, Reptile Gardens, The Badlands, Wall Drug, Deadwood, The Passion Play and of course the Sturgis Bike Rally. The pine-covered mountains and prairie lands are abundant in wildlife and natural attractions. You can also try your hand at Texas Hold’em, Slots, Progressive Poker or Blackjack!

When it comes to cycling tours, what most don’t know is that the Mickelson Trail is on the list of many cyclists to-do list. The trail offers a great way to get out and explore the countryside of South Dakota. Part of the Rails to Trails, the Mickelson Trail is an old railbed. constructed in 1890 it operated as a dedicated route until 1983. You can cycle the entire trail in one day or split it out into a few days. The trail was named after the state governor George S Mickelson. Established in this cycling trail Adventure is a total of 110 miles.

And if you would like to try some good local cuisine a visit to Kevin Costner’s restaurant or bar & grill. Located on the main street of Deadwood.

I will leave you with “Where the heck is Wall Drug?”

 

Your adventure friend,

Carol Austin

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