This fundraiser for the Sturgis Center For the Arts is a 35-mile and 15-mile point-to-point cross-country mountain bike race/ride on the Centennial Trail. The courses are predominately single track of technical nature and race times reflect it. Course side scenery is among the best the Black Hills has to offer. Depending on the amount of moisture the area receives there can be six creek crossing ranging from ankle to mid-thigh in depth on the 35-mile event. The35-mile course is not beginner friendly and requires a full set of MTB skills, while the 15-mile option is more geared to first timers.
** 100 person limit per distance **
View a detailed course description for the 35-mile, including an interactive map, elevation profile, trail statistics, and a GPX download at http://www.blackhillstrails.org/maps/bam_knifeblade/
The pre-race registration fee is $40.00. Event registration includes the event T-Shirt, a shuttle ride to the starting area for the bike/rider, aid stations, lunch at the Sturgis City Park, and all activities at the Sturgis City Park. Please note that race day registration will be allowed for an additional $10 but the t-shirt and shuttle ride availability made be limited. Pre-registration will guarantee the full race package.
The aid stations will be stocked with real food items, no gel's, shot's, or bar's. Just fruit, cookies, Power Aide, and plenty of water. •Sturgis City Park - Free Lunch, cold drinks, and good times!
Bicycle Schedule of Events:
7:15AM Rider Check-In Opens
8:10AM 35 mile Shuttle Loading Starts in Sturgis Park
8:30AM 35 mile Shuttle departs Sturgis City Park in route to Piedmont
9:10AM 35 mile Race Starts on Main Street in Piedmont
9:30AM 15 mile Shuttle Loading Starts in Sturgis Park
10:15AM 15 mile Shuttle departs Sturgis City Park in route to Vanocker Canyon
11:00AM 15 mile Race Starts on Runkle Road
3:30PM Strider Races