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Limber Excursion


Cue Sheets 

GPX, TCX download and interactive map.


Support Crew Info.

Race Rules






Limber Excursion: This 65 mile race/ride is a challenging, single loop course.   Everyone who makes the cut-offs, makes the check-point, and crosses the finish line will get a finishers award! The 5 mile lead out, and last 13 miles down Spearfish Canyon are the only pavement on the course.  With 4,300 ft. of climbing, this course is a challenge no matter your fitness level.


Race start: Spearfish City Park at 6:45am. The start is a 5 mile, neutral roll-out, with an escort out of town.  Once onto the gravel, the racing will ‘officially’ begin. 

The course is on open roads and it is the riders responsibility to ride according to the rules of the road.  If you fail to do so you are putting yourself at a high risk of a collision with a vehicle.  Many of the roads are narrow with no shoulders and blind corners!  Logging trucks, farm trucks, ATV's and cars travel rapidly on these roads, and if they come around a corner and you are in their lane, you could get seriously injured.  Stay on the right side of the road, and be very careful in blind corners, and when cresting hills!!

Aid Station mile 30Cut-off time is 10:15am, which will require an average speed of about 9mph to reach.  If riders fail to make this cut-off time they will not be allowed to continue on in the race and must call their support person to come and get them, or turn around and ride back to town.   This cut-off time is for rider safety and will need to be respected and obeyed by every participant.   There will be water, Heed sports drink, and food items provided for riders.

Aid Station mile 38Cut-off time is 1pm, which will require an average speed of about 4mph (due to the amount of climbing on this stretch).  If you do not make the cut off time you will be required to call your support person to come and get you. There is cell service at this aid station.  Please arrange to meet your support person at the bottom of Cement Ridge as shown on the printable map above.  We don't want cars driving up the course to the top.  Water, Heed Sports drink, and food items available for riders.  

Support Crew: It is mandatory that all riders have a support crew for the event.  Your support crew is there to come and get you off the course should you break down, get injured, or just need a ride back to the finish area.  Your support crew can be another rider as long as you both understand that you may have to wait somewhere for the other rider to finish, before he/she can come to rescue you. We do not provide riders with transportation.  It is your support crews responsibility to make sure you are accounted for at the end of the day!  We will have someone sagging each distance, but if you make a wrong turn and the support misses you, we won't know that you are still out there!  A data sheet is available to print off for all riders support crew giving directions to the bail out spots, should you need to abandon the race. Support crew will not be allowed out on course unless they are picking you up.  If your support crew is spotted driving on the course you will be disqualified from the event.

Tripple R: If you do not have a support person you may purchase Tripple R aka Ridge Rider Rescue when you register on for $35. This service will act as your support person and will give you a ride back to the start should you not make the cut-off times or need to abandon the race for any reason.

Navigation and support: This course is only partially marked!  Participants must use the GPX, to navigate the course.  If you do not have a GPS unit, you may use the cue sheets along with a cycling computer to navigate the course.  A SAG vehicle will be sweeping the course and ‘may’ be able to provide a rider a lift to the nearest checkpoint.  But DO NOT count on this sag person, as they may miss you on course and they WILL NOT give you a ride all the way back to the finish area, only to the nearest checkpoint where you can call your support crew to come and get you.  In all, Participants are solely responsible for their personal well-being, will have to make their own informed decisions.


Prize guidelines:

  • Finishers Patch will be awarded to anyone who makes all the cut-off times at aid stations and crosses the finish line.

  • Award to top 3 in each class: Mens and Womens: Juniors 19 & Under, 20-39, and 40-49, 50 & over

  • Many prizes will be given out, by random drawing after the awards ceremony at 4:30pm!


These races will happen, regardless of rain, sleet, snow or whatever mother nature decides to throw at us.  So be prepared!  Check the local weather forecast for the day and dress accordingly.  June in South Dakota is a very beautiful, but sometimes wet month, so be prepared to bring your rain gear if needed!  Remember , there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear choice!


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