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17th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek

Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 8:00 AM (MDT)
George S. Mickelson Trail 615 Washington Street CusterSD  57730
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 8:00 AM (MDT)
George S. Mickelson Trail 615 Washington Street CusterSD  57730

About This Activity

South Dakota's George S. Mickelson Trail is more than just a recreation trail; it's a trail of history. You have the opportunity to travelthe same path as General George A. Custer,Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and PotatoCreek Johnny. The third weekend in September finds hundreds of riders joining together in the MickelsonTrail Trek. This year's Trail Trek promises tobe bigger and better than ever, offeringsomething for everyone.

FEES
Registrations before July 1, 2014 with Merchandise - $180
Registrations before July 1, 2014 without Merchandise - $150
Registrations after July 1, 2014 NO MERCHANDISE - $180

The Trail
The Trail is a former railroad bed that has been resurfaced with crushed limestone. Due tomoisture, some parts of the trail may be softer than others, which can make pedaling moredifficult in spots. A mountain bike is by far the bicycle of choice. A road bike with narrow tireswill not work on much of the surface.

Registration Details
The registration fee for the 3-day ride entitles riders to full amenities during the 17th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek, including an annual trail pass, shuttle service, merchandise, commemorativesouvenirs, refreshments, noon meals, one evening meal and 5 snacks. Registration packets andadditional ride information will be distributed either Thursday night (Sept. 18) at the EarlyBird Check-In or on Friday morning (Sept. 19) at the Custer Chamber of Commerce.

* Participants must be 14 years of age or older.
* Parental waiver must be signed by minor (under 18 years of age) and parent or guardian.
* Mechanical, sag support and lodging will notbe provided for any of the riders.

SCHEDULE
Thursday
Early Bird Check-in atCuster Chamber of Commerce3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Drivers shuttle vehiclesto Edgemont -- Busleaves Edgemont toshuttle driversonly back to Custer staggered times - last bus to leave for Custer from Edgemont @ 8:00 PM

Friday
Check-in at Custer Chamber of Commerce 6:30 AM
Driver's shuttle vehicles to Edgemont
-- Bus leaves Edgemont to shuttle driversonly back to Custer @ 8:30 AM
9 AM Start: Bicycle from Custer toEdgemont (44.5 miles)Riders and bikes return to Custer
Breaks and lunch included
Chamber Bucks provided for evening meal

Saturday
8 AM Start:
Bicycle from Custer toRochford (39.5 miles)
Bicycles stored in secured area in Rochford
Shuttle busses return riders to Custer
Breakfast and evening meal on your own
Breaks and lunch included

Sunday
Riders drive to Deadwood Trailhead
Shuttle buses take riders to Rochford
Busses start loading at 7:30am at Deadwood Trailhead.9 AM Start: Bicycle from Rochford toDeadwood (24 miles)
Ride ends in Deadwood whereparticipant's vehicles are parked
no additional shuttle services areavailable
Breakfast on your own
Breaks and lunch included

Riders will be shuttled from Deadwood Trailhead to Lunch location and back every 15 minutes.

Fees

Before July 1, 2014: $150/$180; After July 1, 2014: $180

Additional Date Information
Daily Start Times: Friday 9am, Sat. 8am, Sun.9am

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