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