Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Hill City to Rapid City, SD
Date: 2006-08-21

  Hill City to Rapid City

  We stayed on the trail for the first few km, but had to bushwhack our way through a fallen tree. Then we got on Hwy 244 to Mt Rushmore. It was a beautiful 15 km ride to Rushmore. Rushmore itself was very disappointing. They have built a huge multi-story parking lot and toll booths, plus a concrete fence. We decided to keep going and just take some pictures from the road. It was a fast downhill ride to Keystone, then a long uphill ride to hwy 16. From there, it was a rolling hills ride. We did come upon an accident where an SUV had driven right over a motorcycle. Not a pretty sight.
After we checked in, we walked 2km to downtown for a sushi supper. It was not very encouraging to see the lack of cycling facilities. We saw a few people riding on the sidewalks.