Starting from Deadwood Bicycles,
proceed left out of the parking lot onto Sherman Road until it merges with Hwys 85/14A.
Take 14A out of town through Boulder Canyon and down to Sturgis. The Canyon has some
long descents and some slight uphill grades.
Once out of the Canyon, a long straight stretch of road takes you toward sturgis. Turn
right on the speedway road and proceed for two miles toard Vanocker Road.
Turning right onto Vanocker Road will take you past some homes and toward a fork.
Turn left at the fork onto the gravel road. The gravel section is less than 1/2 mile
will take you to the mouth of Vanocker Canyon. Vanocker Canyon climbs for quite a while
with a small decent before that true summit. A half mile past the summit is Runkle
Road which is the turn off for the Elk Creek trailhead of the Centennial Trail, a slow
descent and gradual rolls take you to Nemo Road.
Turn right on Nemo Road. The Nemo Road is rolling with several short and steep climbs
and gradual decents. Eventually Nemo Road will wind its way to Hwy 385. Stop at the
gas station for water and snacks before proceeding the two miles to the bottom of the
Strawberry Hill. A long gradual climb which is shorter than the decent on the other side
into Deadwood. At Hwy 85, turn right and head back to the bike shop, about 2 miles.
- Approximately 60 miles
- More climbs then descents! Seriously! It will baffle you.
- Beautiful Country
- Long coastable descent
- Can get hot, very hot! Sunscreen is a must.
- Sites: Adams House, Boulder Canyon, Sturgis Race Track, Vanocker Canyon, Nemo Road