Information and referral to other sources of information is available for bicycling and pedestrian activities. Several maps are available to assist with planning a tour in South Dakota.
Statutes governing bicycling in South Dakota.
The Roadway Characteristics Map illustrates highways with narrow widths, gravel shoulders, or rumble strips.
The Traffic Flow Map shows the volume of car and truck traffic upon state highways.
The Roadway Characteristics Map when coupled with the Traffic Flow Map can assist bicyclists in determining alternate routes. A narrow roadway with a low traffic volume may be given consideration as a possible route.
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Map (STIP) can be used for long-term route planning as the map shows proposed construction projects on state highways during the next 5 years. The projects are subject to change and bicyclists should consult the Highway Construction Map prior to embarking on their trip.
Hard copies of the above referenced map are available upon request by contacting: Jerry Ortbahn
Weather, road condition, and construction information is an important component when planning an excursion. Visit SafetravelUSA.com or Dial 511
An excellent source of information is the South Dakota Department of Tourism. They can provide free information regarding state and federal parks, accommodations (camping too) and attractions. To obtain a free travel packet including an Official Highway Map of South Dakota go to: TravelSD.com or within the United States call toll free: 1-800-S-DAKOTA; Outside of the United States call (605) 773-3301.
Detailed information about & reservations for state campgrounds at SD Dept. of Game, Fish & Parks, Division of Parks and Recreation or for State Campground Reservations call toll free 1-800-710-CAMP.
US Forest Service campgrounds in the Black Hills National Forest go to.
Mountain biking and hiking are popular activities in South Dakota. You can find information through other links (free registration required): GORP.
Or try the following links: