This is a fast, essentially flat terrain course that is not especially tough or difficult, but does have some tight technical turns, sweet stretches, and fun challenging spots. This will be a lap race. One lap = approx. 5.75 mi. The course is a combination of tree-lined, narrow and twisting single-track, and open, wider double-track trail. The course is located on LaFramboise Island Nature Area, at the end of the causeway separating the island from the City of Pierre. It is a natural Missouri River island owned and managed by the SD Division of Parks & Recreation as a Nature Area. The island is on the Lewis & Clark trail and was visited by Lewis & Clark! The island and its course are open year-round and require no park entrance license. It's also a great venue for nature viewing, bird watching and easy recreational riding.
Class Miles = Laps Estimated Time (5.75 mi. laps)
Expert Men & Women 23 = 4 laps 85-110 min.
Advanced M&W 17.25 = 3 laps 75-105 min.
Recreation/Sport M&W 11.5 = 2 laps 55-70 min.
Beginner M&W 5.75 = 1 lap 34-45 min.
*Note: Course route & laps subject to change. Cash prizes for top 3 men & women in Expert & Advanced classes. Every entrant receives a tee shirt. All beginners finishing win a medal. Awards presented immediately following last finishers. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY.
Pre-registration is not requred, but if you plan to enter & ride, as a courtesy please let John Simpson know ahead of time for planning purposes. Pre-race riding is allowed & encouraged.
WATCH THE WEATHER - in case of heavy rain, race cancelled
Thank you to our event sponsors:
Beck Motor Company, Brosz Engineering, Coca-cola of Pierre, First National Bank, Lee Real Estate, Lynn's Dakotamart, Pedal & Paddle, Pierre Volunteer Fire Department, Reinke Gray Wealth Managment, Sanford Clinic, Steamboat's Inc., SD Department of G,F&P