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patty from memphis on 8/28/2021 3:14:33 PM:
I will be riding from Deadwood in mid Sept. I'm wondering if you can see Crazy Horse from the Trail and about where would that be? I'd like to ride that far in one day and stay at a hotel in that area. any recommendations ? then turn around and back to Deadwood.

 
patty from memphis on 8/30/2021 6:54:24 AM:
also, I'm wondering if the Needles Hwy is a place to bike? it looks pretty narrow.

 
PJN from Overland Park, KS on 9/1/2021 12:07:35 PM:
Yes, you can see Crazy Horse from the trail. It is not a great, up-close view, however there is signage next to a vantage point. Crazy Horse is located at the crest of the hill between Hill City and Custer. If your goal is to see Crazy Horse, then I would immediately turn around and return the (approximately) 9 miles downhill to Hill City and stay there. Several lodging options, just google and you will find a number of selections. The other option would be to continue downhill about 6 miles to Custer and stay there. Just be aware it's over 60 miles each way from Deadwood to Custer - thus my recommendation about staying in Hill City. I recommend not bicycling Needles. Very curvy and narrow indeed. Enjoy!

 
patty from memphis on 9/1/2021 3:42:46 PM:
thank you so much !

 
patty from memphis on 9/1/2021 3:59:14 PM:
please forgive me is this has already been asked and answered, but are there areas along the trail to plug in and recharge an Ebike?

 
PJN from Overland Park, KS on 9/2/2021 7:59:14 AM:
I am not aware of charging stations at the trail heads, however there are restaurants in Hill City and Custer that could conceivably allow you to re-charge (especially if you are a paying customer). Not sure about Pringle - it's pretty small. If you are riding an e-bike, I highly recommend turning your assist completely off during the downhill stretches so that you can conserve for the ascents.