Mickelson & The Badlands Route Overview
This is an intermediate bike tour through the Badlands of South Dakota and the Mickelson Trail. We highly recommend you follow the training schedule as you will have much more fun on the trip if you are prepared for the riding. The days are not very high mileage days, but there are some ups and downs along the way. Our longest ride is 44 miles, on the second day.
Many people don’t think of high altitude when they think of South Dakota, but the Black Hills sit between 4000′ – 6900′. The altitude isn’t extremely high, but you might experience a little more difficulty climbing and staying hydrated than usual. Drink lots of water!