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One man’s voice was heard !

This bridge was going to come down, at great expense to the State of South Dakota.  One man, Jerry Cole, Director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Rapid City hopped in his car and drove to the state capitol to a meeting and said; “Hey, wait a minute, I’ve got an idea.”  Here’s his idea…6

As the event director of The Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon Weekend and The Lean Horse Hundred Ultra marathon (also on the Mickelson Trail), I am excited about the potential of creating another event on this new trail. I am also privileged to be on the newly formed West River Trails Coalition (WRTC) Board of Directors, whose sole purpose is to make sure this vision of a new recreational opportunity is realized.

Our website will be up and running by Jan. 1, so come back join and join our group and watch the progress.

My working name for the new trail is The Rapidoka Trail….it runs from Rapid City to Kadoka, SD.  Whaddaya think?

Jerry Dunn