GROUP RIDES

We are hosting in-town group rides every Thursday night in April and May!  These will be great for everyone and feature a favorite road, 143rd Avenue.  

Dates: Weekly on Thursdays, starting 3/25! 
Time: Wheels Rolling at 5:45PM
 
Parking: 
Atonement Lutheran Church 
602 Auburn Dr, Rapid City, SD 57701
*No Services Available.  
 
The base route is a 17 mile out and back on 143rd Ave.  This gravel road is ideal because once you are on it, there are very few driveways and no intersecting roads for 5 miles.  To access the road we will take a short 2 mile spin through a neighborhood and then the pavement quickly turns to gravel.  Once at the end of 143rd the route will make a U-turn and retrace its steps, or you have the option to add some miles.   
 

If you are looking for a riding partner, or curious about conditions, check out the Black Hills Cycling Community group on Facebook!

2021 AREA EVENTS

Events are a great way to test yourself, try something new and gather as a cycling community!  The following is a working list of all the local gravel events within a 4 hour drive. Check back often, as the information will be updated as it is know.  If you are hosting an event and want it listed, please reach out to us!

BURLEIGH COUNTY CUP
MAY 8

A grassroots cycling event put on by the Burleigh County Bicycle Cult takes you on a tour of fine North Dakota gravel.  2021 marks 10 years of the BCC! 

Location: Bismarck, ND 

Route Distances: 36, 75

Registration Opens: Open!

Registration Closes: May 1st

BADLANDS GRAVEL BATTLE
MAY 30

Did you know there is a Badlands of North Dakota?  This gravel event takes you on rugged roads through them.  

Location: Medora, ND

Route Distances: 39, 77, 120

Registration Opens: Open!

Registration Closes: May 29th

DEAD SWEDE
June 7

Showcasing the eastern side of the Bighorn Mountains, the Dead Swede combines gravel, forest road and some singletrack for those looking for a challenge with a heck of an afterparty. 

Location: Sheridan, WY

Route Distances: 20, 40, 60, 100 

Registration Opens: March 1st

Registration Closes: When Full!

GOLD RUSH GRAVEL GRINDER
June 12

The original gravel event in the Black Hills is put on by the Ridge Riders, the same folks that have been bringing the Dakota 5-0 for 20 years.  This event showcases the great northern hills and will be sure to test your limits!  

Location: Spearfish, SD

Route Distances: 45, 70, 110, 210

Registration Opens: Open!

Registration Closes: June 1st

Robidoux Quick n Dirty
June 20

This event showcases the sandstone bluffs of Nebraska where Oregon Trail travelers once navigated their covered wagons. Check it out! 

Location: Gering, NE

Route Distances: 25, 65, 100

Registration Opens: Open!

Registration Closes: When Full!

BAD MEDICINE
SEPTEMBER 11

Back for year two is one "Shell of a Ride" from the same crew that brings you the Dead Swede but on the other side of the Big Horns.  

Location: Shell, WY

Route Distances: 20, 56, 90 

Registration Opens: June 1

Registration Closes: Day Of

The Big Mick
September 11

The Big Mick is back!  Here is your chance to ride the full Mickelson Trail in one day!

Location: Deadwood, SD

Route Distances: 109 / 49 

Registration Opens: Open Now 

Registration Closes: Unknown

Wheelin' To Wall
September 25

Near the Black Hills is the Badlands National Park and it is worth exploring!  With options for gravel and pavement at multiple route distances, there's something for everyone. 

Location: Wall, SD

Route Distances: Multiple Road and Gravel 

Registration Opens: May 1st

Registration Closes: 


Stay in the loop!

All routes provided are intended for individual use only.  All route users are accepting full responsibility for riding on open roads