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109 mile Gravel Ride Mickelson Trail Challenge. Can we complete it in one day?
The Mickelson Trail was originally the Burlington Northern line that carried trains from Edgemont to the northern Black Hills and the gold mines of the Deadwood area. The trail transverses the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The original track was built in 9 months and 22 days and was abandoned in 1983. A group of outdoor enthusiasts recognized the trail’s potential, and with the support of Governor George Mickelson, it became the state’s first rails to trails project.