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Bike or Hike after Work - Roughrider Trail South of Mandan

Changed to Thursday evening.

Off-highway vehicle trail. Surface is dirt, grass, and gravel. A variety of bikes would work: some recreational or hybrid bikes (provided you are comfortable going off pavement - similar surfaces to the Hogue Island ride), cyclocross, or mountain bikes.  Map

Meet at the northern end of the trail 12 miles south of the intersection of Main Street and Highway 1806 (6th Ave NE)  in Mandan, near 1503 Little Heart Bottoms Road.

Bing provides better directions than Google 

Here's some narrative along with the directions: proceed south from Mandan on 1806 and go 4.5 miles south of the Ft Lincoln State Park entrance.  Cross Little Hear River (no sign, but it is a highway bridge), just after that there will be corrals and a loading chute for cattle on your right, then almost immediately after that, make a left onto Little Heart Bottoms Road (unmarked, but it is a gravel road going through a notch in the old railroad embankment - see photo below).  Go through the notch then park in the dirt loop immediately to your right.

We'll go south a ways and back the same way.  We'll discuss how far south based on who shows up and the weather.  We may make a small diversion to the Little Heart Bottoms Boat Ramp, 1549 Little Heart Bottoms Park, Schmidt Bottoms Road (paved road- public boat ramp- boat dock- parking lot- vault toilet- trash receptacles), just for future kayaking, biking reference.

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  • Karen R.

    The forecast is not looking good this morning for this ride, please check before you head for the start point as we may have to cancel.

    June 26, 2014

  • Sigrida R.

    Waah! I can't make it on Thursday - I'll be out of town on business travel. :-(

    June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sadly, I will be unable to make Thursday - will be working in Tioga and won't get back until late. I did make up the missed trip to Chief Lookings Village this weekend. Very nice. I definitely need a different seat tho! :)

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Maria W.

    sorry...but Tue & Thu are tennis. I am truly looking forward to see you all sometime (many times) this summer!

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My bike is in the shop but should be ready for Thursday. I also have a new bike rack that fits on my little Toyota.

    2 · June 23, 2014

  • Karen R.

    I intend to bike, but people could certainly plan to hike this route as well.

    June 6, 2014

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