The BackBone Grande is a unique 400 mile bikepacking route across the State of South Dakota along the spine of the Black Hills. I designed this route specifically for a Great Divide type of bikepacking experience that showcases the best of our Black Hills and surrounding prairie. For a series of posts introducing the route, including a link to a digital map, and a series of posts of the first through-ride, go to the BackBone Grande Page.
If you have any questions, ask. If you're thinking of venturing out there, let me know. I'm happy to help.
To kick start things a bit, here's an offer: Ride the BackBone Grande, any or all of it, and send me a story and pictures. I'll send you a BackBone Grande sticker.
As others have noted, it doesn't say "Black Hills," or anything about bikepacking, or even cycling.
Nope. If you know, you know.
|Here's the sticker.|
|Here's the sticker in the wild.|
|Even in a crowd, the BackBone Grande sticker stands out.|