The Big Mick 2024

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

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  • Century or Half-Century Ride
    Registration includes:
    • 2024 Event T-Shirt• Meals & Snacks• SAG Support (support & gear)• Water Stations• MT Day Pass• Trail Swag
    Individuals who register after June 7th 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 15, 2024

Welcome to the Big Mick 2024! A one-day cycling event in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This 109 mile ride takes place on America’s most scenic rails to trails conversion: The George S. Mickelson Trail. Enjoy a challenging day of historic exploration and unparalleled natural beauty as you embark on a cycling adventure like no other.

Pedaling through the heart of the Black Hills, participants will be captivated by our region’s rich history and picturesque landscapes. The trail passes through historic mining towns, over more than 100 bridges, and through three tunnels.

As the miles unfold, cyclists will be challenged by varying elevations and terrains, creating a sense of accomplishment with every hill conquered. The route culminates in the charming town of Edgemont, marking the completion of a monumental 109-mile journey.

The Big Mick Century Ride isn’t just a cycling event; it’s an exploration of the spirit and resilience that defines both cyclists and the historic landscape they traverse. With its combination of natural beauty, historical significance, and the thrill of the open road, this epic one-day event stands as a testament to the enduring allure of the George S. Mickelson Trail and the Black Hills.

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 May 1st to ensure you receive 2024 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: Victory Steakhouse in Edgemont

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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