For 2015 the Tatanka 100 is undergoing a great deal of change. Don’t worry though we still have a custom made Black Hills Gold ring provided by Riddles Jewelry Goldsmith Rod Foudray for our first ever sub 8 hour finisher! We do think we will be keeping it yet again!
The date has been changed to July 11th and Tatanka 100 joins the Sturgis Center for the Arts fundraiser “BAM” (Bikes, Art, & Music) held in the Sturgis Woodland Park. The finish line venue will be more energetic with live music provide from a different band each hour from noon until 10PM. Art displays, workshops, and children’s activities will also be part of the afternoon show along with many local craft vendor booths. BAM has a history of being a great family friendly event with something of everyone. There is even a 5k/10k trail running race for those who choose to run rather than ride!
The Tatanka 100 will now be a point-to-point race stating at Mount Rushmore and finishing in Sturgis! From the shrine of democracy to the city of riders, racers will test their mettle as they navigate South Dakotas Centennial Trail. For those who are not quite ready to tackle 100 off-road miles there are both 50k and 10k mountain bike options too.
The preregistration packet pickup is scheduled for Friday night at the Knuckle Brewery in downtown Sturgis. Come get your race number, share a pasta meal with your co-riders and enjoy the some music as provided by the Sturgis Center of the Arts. We are even working up a little contest where the winner will receive a Lauf Fork!
Race day will start early in Sturgis with the shuttle buses loading 100 mile riders at 5am for the trip to Mount Rushmore. 50k riders will load their shuttle at 11:00am for the ride to Piedmont, and 10k riders only have to cross the road to Lions Club Park for their start. All races will finish in the Sturgis City Park and riders will enjoy a post-race BBQ, and live music as they wait for the 5pm awards ceremony.
Boys 17and under
Girls 17 and under
Schedule of Events
July 10, 2015
5:00PM Prerace Packet Pickup/Drop Bags/Pasta Feed - Knuckle Brewery, downtown Sturgis
July 11, 2015
5:00AM Shuttle buses will load 100 mile Mountain Bike Racers in Sturgis City Park for trip to Mount Rushmore.
6:05AM Shuttle arrives at Mount Rushmore
6:20AM 100 mile Mountain Bike Race starts at Mount Rushmore
10:30AM 5k/10k trail running race will start in the Sturgis City Park.
11AM Shuttle buses will load 50k Mountain Bike Racers in Sturgis City Park for trip to Piedmont.
11:30AM Shuttle arrives at Piedmont
Noon: 50k Mountain Bike Race starts at Piedmont Park.
3:30PM 10k Mountain Bike Race starts at Lions Club Park
4:30 Free Kids Strider Race
5:00PM Awards Ceremony Sturgis City Park
Dakota Point Trailhead - Mile 18
Deer Crek Trailhead - Mile 32
Nemo - Mile 45 (Tentative)
Dalton Lake Trailhead - Mile 55
Elk Creek Trailhead - Mile 70
Sturgis City Park Finish Line - Mile 89
100 mile: Deek Creek, Dalton Lake
Entry fee Includes:
Two Meals: Friday Night Packet Pick Up/ Post Race
Well Stocked Aid Stations: Hammer Products/ Water/ Real Food Items- PBJ, cookies, fruit, M&M’s