2016 KTM Adventure Rally

KTM has officially announced that the 13th annual KTM Adventure rally will be held in Deadwood South Dakota! The rally will be held August 19-21, 2016 at The Lodge at Deadwood. Registration information can be found at http://www.ktmorangeevents.com.

About Deadwood South Dakota

The Cityof Deadwood South Dakota is surrounded by the vast beauty of the the Black Hills, the most spetacular roads to ride in the country, and a vast network of trials forming a spiders web through the woods. In addition to the amazing riding available to Adventure riders, Deadwood South Dakota is a gold mine (sorry for the pun) for any history buff.

The city of Deadwood exploded from a simple gold camp to full blown town overnight with the discovery of a gulch full of dead trees and a creek full of gold. Gold seekers from all around flocked to Deadwood in search of fortune making Deadwood one of the last great gold rushes in the country. The promise of instant fortune also attracted outlaws, gamblers and gunslingers.

Among the infamus outlaws that set up camp in Deadwood was none other than Wild Bill Hickok. Hickok was gunned down just a few short weeks after arriving in Deadwood, he was gunned down holding a poker hand of a pair of aces and a pair of eights – forever known as The Dead Man’s Hand. Charlie Utter, Hickok’s friend and companion, claimed Hickok’s body and placed a notice in the local newspaper, the Black Hills Pioneer, which read:

Died in Deadwood, Black Hills, August 2, 1876, from the effects of a pistol shot, J. B. Hickock (Wild Bill) formerly of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Funeral services will be held at Charlie Utter’s Camp, on Thursday afternoon, August 3, 1876, at 3 o’clock P. M. All are respectfully invited to attend.

Nearly the entire town attended the funeral, and Utter had Hickok buried with a wooden grave marker reading:

Wild Bill, J. B. Hickock killed by the assassin Jack McCall in Deadwood, Black Hills, August 2, 1876. Pard, we will meet again in the happy hunting ground to part no more. Good bye, Colorado Charlie, C. H. Utter.

Along with Hickock, legands like Calamity Jane (burried next to Hickock at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood), Potato Creek Johnny, Seth Bullock and Al Swearengen made a name for themselves in the infumas gambling town.

 

If you want to learn more about the history of Deadwood South Dakota, check out this link for a full timeline:

https://www.deadwood.com/classlibrary/_specialcode/timeline/

 

What to do in Deadwood South Dakota

History:

Food and Drink

Riding –

The adventure riding near Deadwood South Dakota is amazing. KTM will have a full schedule of demo rides and guided group rides available once you arrive at the rally. I have provided the offical MVUMs for the area around deadwood below if you would like to venture out on your own, or simply preview the available trails, during your trip. High resolution printable PDF versions of each map are also available below.

Map Index

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Area #6 – MVUM for Northern Hills Off-road riding

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Area 7 – MVUM for Northern Hills Off-road riding

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Area 8 – MVUM for Northern Hills Off-road riding

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Area 9 – MVUM for Northern Hills Off-road riding

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PDF Maps to download and print (updated 1/2016)

legend – Trail Legend for South Dakota Motor Vehicle Use Maps

5_SD_MVUM – MVUM for BearlodgeHills Off-road riding

6_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Northern Hills Off-road riding

7_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Northern Hills Off-road riding

8_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Northern Hills Off-road riding

9_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Northern Hills Off-road riding

10_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Central Hills Off-road riding

11_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Central Hills Off-road riding

12_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Central Hills Off-road riding

13_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Central Hills Off-road riding

14_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Central Hills Off-road riding

15_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Central Hills Off-road riding

16_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Central Hills Off-road riding

17_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Central Hills Off-road riding

18_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Sothern Hills Off-road riding

19_SD_MVUM – MVUM for Sothern Hills Off-road riding

 

 

 

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