Welcome to the Tatanka 100 located in Sturgis, SD, the City of Riders! Nestled at the base of the northern Black Hills in extreme western South Dakota, Sturgis is not only home to the world’s largest motorcycle rally but also harbors a growing community of endurance athletes seeking unparalleled scenery and challenge.
Web Site: Tatanka 100
Race Limit: 250
Date/Time: July 8, 2017
For 2016 the Tatanka 100 is undergoing a great deal of change. Don’t worry though we still have a custom made Black Hills Gold ring provided by Riddles Jewelry Goldsmith Rod Foudray for our first ever sub 8 hour finisher! We do think we will be keeping it yet again!
The date has been changed to July 9th and Tatanka 100 joins the Sturgis Center for the Arts fundraiser “BAM” (Bikes, Art, & Music) held in the Sturgis Woodland Park. The finish line venue will be more energetic with live music provide from a different band each hour from noon until 10PM. Art displays, workshops, and children’s activities will also be part of the afternoon show along with many local craft vendor booths. BAM has a history of being a great family friendly event with something of everyone. There is even a 5k/10k trail running race for those who choose to run rather than ride!
The Tatanka 100 will now be a point-to-point race stating at Mount Rushmore and finishing in Sturgis! From the shrine of democracy to the city of riders, racers will test their mettle as they navigate South Dakotas Centennial Trail. For those who are not quite ready to tackle 100 off-road miles there are both 50k and 10k mountain bike options too.
The preregistration packet pickup is scheduled for Friday night at the Knuckle Brewery in downtown Sturgis. Come get your race number, share a pasta meal with your co-riders and enjoy the some music as provided by the Sturgis Center of the Arts. We are even working up a little contest where the winner will receive a Lauf Fork!
Race day will start early in Sturgis with the shuttle buses loading 100 mile riders at 5am for the trip to Mount Rushmore. 50k riders will load their shuttle at 11:00am for the ride to Piedmont, and 10k riders only have to cross the road to Lions Club Park for their start. All races will finish in the Sturgis City Park and riders will enjoy a post-race BBQ, and live music as they wait for the 5pm awards ceremony.
Boys 17and under
Girls 17 and under
Schedule of Events
July 8, 2016
5:30PM Prerace Packet Pickup/Drop Bags/Pasta Feed - Knuckle Brewery, downtown Sturgis
July 9, 2016
5:00AM Shuttle buses will load 100 mile Mountain Bike Racers in Sturgis City Park for trip to Mount Rushmore.
6:05AM Shuttle arrives at Mount Rushmore
6:20AM 100 mile Mountain Bike Race starts at Mount Rushmore
10:30AM 5k/10k trail running race will start in the Sturgis City Park.
11AM Shuttle buses will load 50k Mountain Bike Racers in Sturgis City Park for trip to Piedmont.
11:30AM Shuttle arrives at Piedmont
Noon: 50k Mountain Bike Race starts at Piedmont Park.
3:30PM 10k Mountain Bike Race starts at Lions Club Park
4:30 Free Kids Strider Race
5:00PM Awards Ceremony Sturgis City Park
Calumet Road **unmanned** - mile 13
Sheridan Lake Road - mile 17 -DROP BAG
Bald Hills **unmanned** - mile 26
US Hwy 385 Crossing - mile 36 - DROP BAG
Nemo **unmanned** - mile 45
Dalton Lake Trailhead - mile 52 - DROP BAG
Forest Road #703 **unmanned** - mile 60
Elk Creek Trailhead - mile 65 - DROP BAG
I-90 **unmanned** - mile 77
Entry fee Includes:
Two Meals: Friday Night Packet Pick Up/ Post Race
Well Stocked Aid Stations: Hammer Products/ Water/ Real Food Items- PBJ, cookies, fruit, M&M’s
Googlemaps Link: Googlemaps Link
**Cash Prizes for 100 mile only**
First Tatanka 100 rider to break 8hrs wins the ring!
Overall Fastest Man/Woman per race distance:
Overall fastest time mens and womens bonus (regardless of category)
Tatanka 100- = $150 + Champion Medal
Tatanka 50- Champion Medal
Tatanka 10- Champion Medal
Unique trophy 1st-2nd-3rd for each race distance/class:
Tatanka 100 cash payout per race class based on class size:
Cash and Prize Guidelines (Breakdown according to class size)
Lodging: The official host hotel for the 2013 Tatanka 100 is the Holiday Inn Express in Sturgis. They have set aside a block of rooms at discounted rates for Tatanka 100 racers and crew ($79.99 for two queen beds or $89.99 for a suite). To make reservations, give them a call at (605) 347-4140 or (877) 793-7979 and be sure to tell them you are coming for the Tatanka 100. For more information on the hotel, you can visit their website at www.hixsturgis.com.
For more information on Sturgis and the Black Hills, including camping and other lodging options in the area, visit one of the following websites:
Places to Visit:
2016 Press and Photos
Tatanka Race Interviews at Dirtwire.TV
2015 Press and Photos
Dedicated NUE Race Series coverage by Mountain Bike Radio "The Last Aid Station"
2015 Race Report at MTB Race News