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Bike Adventure on the Mickelson Trail - Private provided by Black Hills Tour Company

Bike Adventure on the Mickelson Trail - Private

Bike Adventure on the Mickelson Trail - Private
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
24h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    24h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
See the Black Hills in a unique way. Enjoy the quiet, scenic trail and let our guides tell you on some of the history, culture and flora and fauna of the area! Great fun for any fitness level - we can accommodate all in your group, even if some want to ride and others don't. This tour is customizable. Questions? Contact us for more information.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Spending a day pedaling a portion of the 109-mile Mickelson rail trail is a fantastic way to see the Black Hills! Depending on the length of desired tour, we can do from a short ride all the way up to the entire 109 mile length! For most people however, the portion of the trail from Rochford to Hill City is a nice day’s ride! This 22.5 mile portion of the trail features numerous tunnels and railroad bridges and breathtaking scenery! It does have a steady several mile climb at a very low grade, so if that’s not in your vacation criteria, there’s the option to do a 18 mile downhill section instead! This is typically run as a private tour with just your group or family.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Spending a day pedaling a portion of the 109-mile Mickelson rail trail is a fantastic way to see the Black Hills! Depending on the length of desired tour, we can do from a short ride all the way up to the entire 109 mile length! For most people however, the portion of the trail from Rochford to Hill City is a nice day’s ride! This 22.5 mile portion of the trail features numerous tunnels and railroad bridges and breathtaking scenery! It does have a steady several mile climb at a very low grade, so if that’s not in your vacation criteria, there’s the option to do a 18 mile downhill section instead! This is typically run as a private tour with just your group or family.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56418P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bike & Helmet
  • Mickelson Trail Fee
  • Picnic Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • As this is a private tour, we can ppick up in various locations in the Black Hills. Depending on the area of the Mickelson you would like to ride, and where you are staying, we will either: pick you up at your location, arrange a meeting point in Rapid City, or meet you at the Trail Head.
  • Founders Park, 1510 W Omaha St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA Founders Park, Car Park.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bike & Helmet
  • Mickelson Trail Fee
  • Picnic Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • As this is a private tour, we can ppick up in various locations in the Black Hills. Depending on the area of the Mickelson you would like to ride, and where you are staying, we will either: pick you up at your location, arrange a meeting point in Rapid City, or meet you at the Trail Head.
  • Founders Park, 1510 W Omaha St, Rapid City, SD 57701, USA Founders Park, Car Park.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Kathleen H
10 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent adventure . I do cycle a lot but the Mickelson Trail was just a bit harder than I thought at age 66 . The grade was gentle but seemed to go on forever on some segments . My legs hurt a bit but of course I could still do it ! If I was to do it next year as a year older e bile for sure ! Shuttle service well done and Robb was a great asset to the trip as an experienced cyclist .Our accommodation in Hill City was just enough away from town ( Comfort Inn ) we decided to be lazy and not bike or walk into town for dinner .. we were with Black Hills Touring Company self guided tour .
Written September 7, 2021
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Go788168
Hi Kathleen, glad you had a good ride and enjoyed the self-guuided challenge!
Written September 8, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

O8180PBrobertf
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Earlier this year my wife and I were considering a bike trip on the Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We contacted the Black Hills Tour Company and right from the start our email communications gave us the feeling that we were dealing with a professional company and they were interested in helping us make our trip special. From our first communications, we were confident in their ability to help us plan and execute our bike trip and they delivered. Melina and Kevin, the owners of the Black Hills Tour Company, were flexible during the planning process and made appropriate suggestions to make the trip better. During our time on the trail the Black Hills Tour Company delivered everything they promised professionally and timely.
Although the Black Hills Tour Company rent very good bikes for trail riding, we brought our own tandem bike for our trip. The Black Hills Tour Company let us use their location to build our bikes, store our bike boxes, and disassemble our bikes at the end of the ride. Tools were available if needed and after our disassembly process Melina went out of her way to help us ship our bike home. We had a great trip and a lot of the reason was because of the professional ability of the Black Hills Tour Company.
Written September 5, 2021
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Go788168
Thank you so much for the thoughtful review. We are glad your ride on the Mickelson was a success!
Written September 6, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JoJo
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
The Mickelson Trail is a gorgeous rail to trail, with vast forestry, babbling brooks and dusty western tunnels. Melina helped, advised us and organized the trip. Carson was a fun tour guide and properly packed a good lunch for us at a mid point trail delta. Will definitely be back for another ride with Black Hills Tour Company, and a stop at Deadwood Brewery post ride.
Written August 7, 2021
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Go788168
We are glad you had a great time Jojo!
Written August 15, 2021
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Jeff
Inman, SC3 contributions
Jul 2021
Everything was as advertised. Guide was knowledgeable, friendly and willing to do whatever we asked of him. Company seems to know how to do tours right for sure. Always was keeping in communication.with me too leading up to tour.
Written August 3, 2021
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Go788168
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you enjoyed your ride!
Written August 4, 2021
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Steph
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Joel and Kevin did an excellent job organizing a trip that was perfect for everyone in our group where ages ranged from 22 -80 years old. We biked, hiked, ate fabulous food, and toured unforgettable scenery and sights.
Written July 1, 2021
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Go788168
Thank you Stephanie! We are happy to hear you had a good experience and enjoyed your time out here.
Written July 2, 2021
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ImbwanaKikbouti
West Chester, PA51 contributions
I usually organize my own bike trips but the Black Hills Tour Company has cured me of that bad habit. They did everything, from reserving hotels to providing a great rental bicycle to transporting all my luggage from place to place. They sequenced the four days of riding the trail optimally. The first day they drove us all south to the Rochford trailhead, so we had a shorter uphill ride and then a glorious downhill into Deadwood. The second day they took us back to Rochford and we rode south for the next three days.

Our driver Robb was outstanding. He’s been a bike guy (racer, mechanic, bike shop owner) for decades, and talking to him as he moved us and our bags was worth the price of admission in itself.

About that pricing—the full cost of the trip was cheaper than it would have been if I’d simply booked the hotels myself, never mind bike rental and luggage transport.

I’ve done self-guided bike trips in five US states and three European countries. This was some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve seen from a bicycle, and one of the best values of any trip I’ve taken. Don’t hesitate to book this trip. Consider asking them to add a second day in Custer to ride the nearby Custer Wildlife Trail. Possible to do Hill City to Custer plus the wildlife in one day, but a very long day unless you’re a super-elite cyclist.

I plan to return, either with family or biking buddies or both.
Written June 21, 2021
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Go788168
Hi Jim, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time in the area, and even more pleased that you were happy with the service we were able to provide on the Mick! We would love to see you again soon (with all your biking buddies and family).
Written June 23, 2021
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raelambert
Broken Arrow, OK1 contribution
We rode a chunk of the Mickelson trail with Joel, great guy/guide. Melina was excellent help with the planning and arrangements, prior to our arrival. We were picked-up at our VRBO, and it could not have been easier. Thanks for the miles!
Highly recommended!
Written June 5, 2021
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Go788168
Thanks Reanne! Glad you got to enjoy the trail and had a good time out there.
Written June 6, 2021
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AdventureAmy1
Orlando, FL361 contributions
My husband, 15 yo daughter and I booked this by stumbling upon a similar (but more aggressive) bike trip. A quick email to Melina and she responded with a call to give me options that we maybe more attainable for the 3 of us (my husband is a biker, my daughter and I are both in shape but not routine cyclers). We settled on an 18 mi Dumont to Mystic with optional additional 14mi to Hill City (the second half was for sure much more work). Our guide, Joel, picked us up at the appointed spot in Rapid City and took us to the trail head in Dumont. He prepped us and our bikes, gave us a snack, water bottle and a map with details on when we would see him again. Periodically throughout the day he met us on his bike snapping pics and pointing out sites to see. At the 10mi mark, he had a picnic waiting for us. Then at 18 we decided to carry on. The second half is not for sissies but we did it! He met us along the route several times so we could have thrown in the towel, but we made it to the end. He rode the last couple miles with us to the van. The he dropped us back off at our car. THIS WAS A FANTASTIC TRIP!! And ANYONE that can get on/stay on a bike could do the first 18 miles. We saw many ebikes along the way. I cannot describe how beautiful the views were along the way. Multiple bridges and tunnels. Our tour was organized well, and it was an unforgettable experience. Do not hesitate to book this adventure!
Written September 24, 2020
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Go788168
Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed this ride, it is gorgeous out on the Mickelson right now - good timing! Very happy to hear that you felt well supported, and enjoyed the day. Safe travels!
Written September 25, 2020
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GDFC100
Minneapolis, MN10 contributions
Sep 2020
So well organized! Hired Black Hills Tour to make hotel reservations (all prepaid), rent one e-bike for a rider for pick up in Deadwood, and pick up in Edgemont in a large van to take us back to Deadwood, our starting point and location of our cars.
Written September 23, 2020
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Go788168
Thanks for your review! I am glad we were able to help arrange this trip for you, so that it could be a smooth as possible for you all. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time out here.
Written September 24, 2020
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I-heart-Travel
Los Angeles, CA258 contributions
Aug 2020
A wonderful, delightful time.
I booked a tour on the Mickelson Trail from Dumont to Mystic. An e-bike was offered at a slight extra charge, which really came in hand considering my cantankerous hip.

My guide, Joel, kept an even pace, not pushing me. We stopped at every trail information sign and every waterfall. If you have not done the Mickelson, you will be surrounded by jaw dropping splendor. There are no words to describe the beauty.

Well worth it. A definite RECOMMEND.
Written August 5, 2020
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Go788168
What a gorgeous day we had, the Mickelson sure did turn it on! I am so glad we were able to accommodate you and ensure you were able to make the most of your time to see everything you wanted to on the trail. It was such a pleasure to have your additional insight! Thank you for taking the time to review your time with us, it was our pleasure to spend the day with you.
Written August 6, 2020
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