The Tour de Oahe is back in 2020! Join us on Sunday, June 21, 2020 to take a bicycle tour of Lake Oahe and the Missouri River.
This will be the third consecutive year of the Tour de Oahe after a 2 year break.
This year there will be 3 routes: 1) a metric century (67 miles); 2) a medium distance route (40 miles); and 3) a shorter "dam ride". The 40 mile route this year includes a scenic ride to the Buffalo Interpretive Center. The 67 mile route will take you past the interpretive center to a breathtaking overlook of the Missouri River.
You will finish this ride feeling accomplished after completing category 4 and category 5 hill climbs, all the while taking in the spectacular views of the Oahe Dam, Missouri River, Buffalo Interpretive Center, and the State Capitol! The first leg of the ride takes you out of the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area and through historic Fort Pierre where you will turn onto highway 1806 where you ride past the Buffalo Interpretive Center and end up at a scenic overlook of the Missouri River. After taking in the view, you will turn around a head back into town and make your way across the bridge into Pierre. The path through Pierre goes by the State Capitol and the "Gulch". After the quick tour of Pierre, you will head back towards the dam taking highway 1804. The ride will take you across the face of the Oahe Dam with a quick jaunt west on highway 1806 past the spillways to Cut Across Road. From here, you will turn back around and enjoy the ride back down to the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area.
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