Epic (83M), Marathon (35M),  Sprint (16M)

3 Distances to choose from, including a kid friendly short distance.


TATANKA RACE-RIDE THE BULL!

Hosted in the legendary “City of Riders”, the City of Sturgis also plays host to the most famous two wheeled event in the world, the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Come early and stay late, let the City of Riders and the Tatanka Festival play host to your adventures in the Black Hills.

Iconic Start & Kick Ass Finish! ( Pedal Rebel friendly)

Epic Distance Race Starts at Mount Rushmore, the epitome of American freedom.  All distances finish in Sturgis city park. Sturgis, well known for the most popular “Rebel without a cause” 2 wheeled rally on the planet, also provides some of the Best access to nonmotorized single track in the Black Hills. Pedal Rebel friendly!

Great Course, But tough…And that’s No Bull.

All Distances are held primarily on the Centennial 89 course, Black Hills’ and South Dakota’s largest single track trail. The course will take you through the trees, into creeks, and to great overlooks.

Local Craft Beer

It’s difficult to imagine a mountain bike race without craft beer! A couple of our sponsors (Crow Peak and Knuckle Brewing) have been generous enough to supply you with some of there finest brew at the finish.

Nifty Art!

Each year original art is made for our t-shirts and awards. Be sure to check them out.

2016 Highlight Video-Sponsored by Quarq & NUE Series

2015 Highlight Video-Courtesy of the Legendary Randy Ericksen

Tatanka Epic

The Epic Race starts at Iconic Mount Rushmore and follows the Centennial Trail into Sturgis.

  • Length: 83 Miles
  • Climb: 10,000
  • Shuttle Busses Leave Sturgis City Park at 5am
  • Start: 6:20 A.M. Mount Rushmore
  • Finish: Sturgis City Park
  • Download GPX File

Tatanka Marathon

The Marathon Race starts in Piedmont, and Connects to the Centennial Trail via Little Elk Creek Trail. Racers will go Through Dalton Lake Trailhead

  • Length: 35 Miles
  • Climb: 4200
  • Shuttle Busses Leave Sturgis City Park at 11am
  • Start: 12 pm at Piedmont Park
  • Finish: Sturgis City Park
  • Download GPX File

Tatanka Sprint

The Sprint starts at Centennial Trail’s Elk Creek Trailhead and follows the Centennial Trail into Sturgis.

  • Length: 16 Miles
  • Climb: 1500 ft Climb
  • Shuttle Busses Leave Sturgis City Park at 12pm
  • Start: 12:30 P.M. Elk Creek Trailhead
  • Finish: Sturgis City Park
  • Download GPX File