Southern Black Hills on Bike Tour
If you could pick one road loop to do in the Black Hills, this is it.
On this Black Hills bicycle tour, we hit some of the hills best gems: Sylvan Lake, Needles Highway, Iron Mt. Road, and Mount Rushmore. We'll start this tour at the beautiful Lakota Lake. It begins with a long climb up to Peter Norbeck Overlook for our first panoramic view of Mount Rushmore. After a brief stop at the overlook, we commence a six mile down hill descent that is arguably the best section of road riding anywhere! It comprises of multiple tunnels blasted to frame Mount Rushmore and numerous log bridges that spiral down the hill side earning their name "pigtail bridges!" The smooth asphalt road also splits a couple of times into single lane shoulder-less paths through the forest that are sure to earn a grin from you ear to ear!
These unique features lead us to the base of the hill that Mt. Rushmore sits atop. After the steep climb up you'll be ready for a break and a nice lunch with a view of the famous faces. Passing by the side profile view of George Washington, the road leads us back behind Rushmore through some staggering rock pinnacles and formations as we make our way to Sylvan Lake and the start of Needles Highway. The climb up to Sylvan earns the elevation gain for a 10+ mile thrilling descent on Needles Highway past the Cathedral Spires and through several more rock tunnels; a fun section of road that you'll be sharing in stories for years to come! We then have a nice moderate and beautiful road past Center Lake and the Black Hills Playhouse back to Lakota Lake.
This tour includes lunch and a complimentary hotel pick up and drop off.
Pickup & Return:
Rapid City, SD meeting spot or complimentary pickup at Rapid City area accommodation.
Departure Times: 09:00
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Entrance fees
- Bottled water
- Use of bicycle
- Use of helmet
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Minimum is 2 people to run tour. Tour is possible with one person for an additional surcharge.