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Trail video
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Stillriding from Pittsburgh on 06/22/2017 07:11 AM
Mickelson Trail Ride, I Can See Clearly Now
https://youtu.be/k86tdY_sMR8

 
Stillriding from Pittsburgh on 06/22/2017 11:30 AM
Ray, I love these websites! So glad you stated it for the Mickelson. There is so much valuable information on them. Keep up the great work!

 
Schosh on 06/22/2017 02:36 PM
Looks like the scenery is great! Did the elevation affect your riding stamina? Guessing you have ridden the GAP trail..how does the mickelson compare in overall trail condition ..crowds ect?

 
stillriding from Pittsburgh on 06/22/2017 03:43 PM
Hi Schosh, the scenery is spectacular. I have ridden the GAP several times and the C&O a few. The condition of the trail is as good as the GAP, as for people, all very nice and maybe 15 or less a day. All my riding days where during the week except for one Sunday which was more towards the South end of the trail. The elevation does effect you but it does not slow you down during your ride but you will take your breaks sooner then you normally do. Let me explain it this way. I normally will do 15 to 20 miles without a break on the GAP but here in might just be 8 to 10 miles. But if you are anything like I was, you will be stopping all the time to take pictures. With all that being said, this was the toughest trail I have complete and I did it in both directions. Hope that helps.

 
Bill on 06/26/2017 02:16 PM
Thanks for the great information. As an old flatlander fart on a trike I'm going to spend two days doing the "normal" tourist stuff to help get acclimated to the alttiude. When I do the trail I'm going to aim for 35 mile a day for three days.
I'm getting excited about already!
Thanks again,
Bill

 
Stillriding from Pittsburgh on 06/26/2017 02:56 PM
Thanks Bill. I think that is a great idea and there is a lot to see out that way.


The Mickelson Trail
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Stillriding from Pittsburgh on 06/22/2017 11:38 AM
I just finest riding this trail in both directions and by far this is the best trail I have ever completed. No pictures, videos or words can describe it all, you just have to experience it. At the beginning, middle and end of it, you will just say, WOW!

 
Anonymous on 06/23/2017 10:03 AM
thanks a lot! now I gotta come up with another excuse to the wife to get out there to ride. LOL


General Info
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Schosh from Cooper-Young, Memphis,TN on 06/12/2017 02:03 PM
Greetings, I've been a big fan of the web sites hosted by this group. I've used them extensively to plan trips on the Katy Trail and the GAP trail. I've got a number of questions about this trail. First is the connector trail to Custer State park just the highway shoulder or a separate trail? Is Custer Park pretty safe for slow road cyclist? ( We are on recumbent trikes).Has any body on this forum ever ridden the Katy or GAP and if so how would you compare the road surface.. |I look forward to learning more about this trail


The water is on
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Ray (webmaster) on 05/16/2017 09:44 AM
Water is back on at the trailheads for the season, according to SD Game Fish & Parks.

Happy trails!


Listing
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Sam and Linda Brown from Hill City on 04/21/2017 06:38 PM
Greetings...To the administrators of Bike Mickelson.com, for your information, your Contact Us link isn't working. This is an inquiry as to what is the procedure for a local Hill City business which is along the Mickelson Trail (across East Main from the 1880 Train) to be listed on your site? We get many biking and hiking visitors who stop in for a refreshing drink from our espresso bar, and we would like users of the trail to be able to easily find us for reasonably-priced lodging as well. Thank you for your help, in advance. Best wishes, Sam and Linda Brown

 
Ray (webmaster) on 04/21/2017 07:37 PM
Hi Sam & Linda, I would love to list your business, and I apologize for the problem with the Contact Us page. It is now fixed. If you go to the Contact Us page now, you will see my email address and a list of all the details we need to get you listed.

Thank you for getting in touch and I look forward to hearing from you with all the details!


Crazy Horse
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Tommy G on 03/05/2017 09:18 AM
Which trailhead is closest to the Crazy Horse monument?

 
Psychlist on 03/11/2017 07:13 AM
Maybe a mile north of the "Mountain" trailhead, the trail crosses Avenue of The Chiefs. Follow this road for a mile or two, and you're there.


Rabbit Bicycle for sale
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Anonymous on 01/15/2017 12:22 PM
Rabbit Bikes in Hill City is up for sale. See the note from the owners halfway down their home page at http://www.rabbitbike.com/


Altitude
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Bulldog from Wichita on 12/31/2016 09:03 AM
Does the altitude make a difference for cycling?

 
Ray (webmaster) on 12/31/2016 09:07 AM
Oh yeah. Elevations along the trail range from 3400 feet to over 6000. If you are not used to physical activity in a high-altitude environment, be prepared for breathing extra hard.


Welcome to the Mickelson Forum
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Ray (webmaster) on 12/11/2016 06:15 AM
The goal of this website is to provide all the tools you need to plan your Mickelson trip.

The Forum is a great place to ask and answer questions, share your experiences and ideas.

Happy trails!

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