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Dakota 50 (2008)

dates August 31, 2008
http://www.dakota5o.com/dakota2008.html 404 S Canyon St, Spearfish, SD 57783 [large map] 44.4773, -103.854
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The Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club will host the 8th annual Dakota Five-O, Sunday August 31 in Spearfish, South Dakota. 271 riders participated in last years event. In the end Spearfish’s Dave Olsen captured the overall men’s fastest time, covering the course in less than 4 hours. Fastest overall woman was Roxanne Abbot (Nebraska) finishing in 4 hours and 54 minutes setting a new course record.

Cross Country

Cost: $45 - $65
Course Description: The Dakota Five-O, lollie-pop loop, begins in Spearfish City Park, and leaves town to the west up Tinton Road. Three miles of gravel road climbing takes you to the flowing, fun single track of Tinton Trail. Seven miles later you will find the first water station at Big Hill Trailhead. After fueling up you’ll ride another 12 miles to the second water station at Old Baldy Trailhead. Relax, stretch and continue on Old Baldy for some of the more technical riding through Crangle Connection, and on to the third water station at sheep flats, approximately 30 miles into the race. Are you tired yet? Ride another 8 miles to the last water station at Ball Park where fine, young felines will await you with drinks and treats! Beware of the bear of a climb ahead! And don’t forget to stop at Hobo camp for your official on course PBR stop…..don’t ask for water! Now you’re ready for the Citadel slide, so pucker up your sphincter and give a hoot for your last 10 miles of single track back down Tinton trail, to Spearfish City Park, where music, food, and a cold brew is waiting with your name on it!


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