Trail Trek

Each year on the third weekend in September, the State of South Dakota Parks Division presents the Mickelson Trail Trek.  It is a 3-day (Friday to Sunday) ride of the entire 110 miles of the Mickelson Trail.  It is a quality event that draws cyclists from near and far.  Riders who have been to 10 Treks receive a golden spike with their name on it.  Here are pictures from the 15th Annual Trail Trek in 2012.

Custer Trailhead on the first day of 2012 Trail Trek

Custer Trailhead on the first day of 2012 Trail Trek

Weiser River Trail jersey's on the 2013 Trek

Weiser River Trail jersey’s on the 2013 Trek

Pringle Trailhead snacks

Pringle Trailhead snacks

Restrooms at Pringle

Restrooms at Pringle

I gave Mike my camera at Minnekata

I gave Mike my camera at Minnekata

I gave Mike my camera at Minnekata

I gave Mike my camera at Minnekata

Mike and Delta Cody at Minnekata

Mike and Delta Cody at Minnekata

Riders eating at Minnekata Trailhead

Riders eating at Minnekata Trailhead

Bicycles stockpiled in Pringle, SD along the trail

Bicycles stockpiled in Pringle, SD along the trail

Hanging out with the Bridge Troll south of Hill City

Hanging out with the Bridge Troll south of Hill City

Hill City Trailhead snack stop

Hill City Trailhead snack stop

Riders crossing the Freedom Bridge dedicated to 9-11 victims south of Mystic

Riders crossing the Freedom Bridge dedicated to 9-11 victims south of Mystic

Bike Parking at Rochford designed by Mike Cody

Bike Parking at Rochford designed by Mike Cody

Rochford - riders arriving Sunday morning to claim their bikes.

Rochford – riders arriving Sunday morning to claim their bikes.

Riders on the trail south of Dumont 2012

Riders on the trail south of Dumont 2012

Dan Bjerke and I at Dumont 2012

Dan Bjerke and I at Dumont 2012

Dumont Trailhead snacks

Dumont Trailhead snacks

Gerri Lucas finishing the Trek in 2012

Gerri Lucas finishing the Trek in 2012

Brad Exton, Trail Patrol, finishing the Trek in 2012

Brad Exton, Trail Patrol, finishing the Trek in 2012