The Big Mick 2023

in United States at George S. Mickelson Trail: From Deadwood to Edgemont

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  • Century or Half-Century Ride
    Registration includes: MT day pass, trail swag, meals/snacks, water stations & trail support along the route. Individuals who register after May 15th will be responsible for their own transportation after the event.

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  • Shuttle & Bike Transport Only

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About the Event

The Big Mick is Back! Ride the Hills on Saturday • June 10, 2023

Experience the beauty of the Black Hills via the George S. Mickelson Trail

The Mickelson Trail was originally the Burlington Northern line that carried trains from Edgemont to the northern Black Hills and the gold mines of the Deadwood area. The trail transverses the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. This narrow-gauge line began in Deadwood in 1888, and in within ten months the route to Edgemont was complete. (The line was abandoned in 1983.) In the early 90’s, a group of outdoor enthusiasts recognized the trail's potential, and with the support of Governor George Mickelson, it became the state's first rails to trails project.

Trail sweeps & SAG drivers will be available to support riders on event day.

Registration & Shuttle

Event Only Registration $150
Your registration includes a MT day pass, trail swag, meals/snacks, water stations & trail support along the route.
(*SD state sales and tourism tax is included in registration/shuttle costs.)

Shuttle Transport Edgemont to Custer or Deadwood $75 includes shuttle and bike transport.
ONE SHUTTLE TIME: Bus & bike trailers will depart Edgemont late-evening. If you would like to arrange your own shuttle, visit for a list of services.

The Big Mick is not a race. If you choose to speed ride the event and want to leave Edgemont early - you must secure/pay your own transportation.

Event fees are non-refundable!
Big Mick event & shuttle costs include SD Sales Tax.

Start Times:
5:00 am - 6 am: Deadwood Trailhead
11:00 am - 12 pm: at Mountain Trailhead (north of Custer)
All riders must finish the event and arrive in Edgemont by 6:00pm

Shuttles leave Edgemont by 7 pm

Be sure to register by April 15 to ensure you receive 2023 event t-shirt

Water Stops/Snacks

Water is available at all trailheads.

Breakfast: On your own

Lou Lou's Bombdiggity's will open early for coffee & treats!
(across the street from trailhead)

Snack Station: Mystic
Lunch: The Custer Beacon

Snack Station: Minnekahta Junction
Dinner in Edgemont: TBD

Century+ Ride & Half-Century Ride

Century+ Ride:
Ride the George S. Mickelson Trail from Deadwood to Edgemont - 109 miles.

Half-Century Ride:
Ride from the Mountain Trailhead (Custer) to Edgemont - 49 miles.


For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page. We'll respond ASAP.

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