Bicycle City South Dakota

TABLE OF CONTENTSPotential Bicycle City Locations
Introduction
Potential Bicycle City, SD Locations
Rhode Island Bicycle Organizations & Resources
Rhode Island Environmental Groups
Conclusion

Introduction

South Dakota would be a great host state for Bicycle City because of its vast natural resources and diverse terrain including rolling hills and rugged mountains criss-crossed by rivers and glacial lakes. Development here would be ideal because of a great deal of reasonably-priced real estate as well as vast stretches of public lands.

 

The culture of the state is built around nature and the outdoors and is heavily influenced by the area’s Native American population. A Bicycle City would be a great compliment and a natural fit in this beautiful country.

Some great locations for Bicycle City, SD might be:

Southeastern Corner–Yankton, Bon Homme Counties
  • Population: approx. 29,000 (largest city, Yankton: 13, 528)
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 24.59”
  • Average High Temperatures: Jan. 28, Feb. 35, Mar. 46, Apr. 60, May 72, Jun. 82, Jul. 87, Aug. 85, Sept. 77, Oct. 64, Nov. 45, Dec. 32
  • Water: Missouri River, Lewis and Clark Lake, Missouri National Recreation River
  • Zip Codes: 57066, 57078, 57079
Keystone, Rapid City (Mount Rushmore, Black Hills area)
  • Population: approx. 88,565
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 21.43
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: Jan. 33, Feb. 36, Mar. 42, Apr. 50, May 61, Jun. 72, July. 79, Aug. 77, Sept. 67, Oct. 55, Nov. 41, Dec. 34
  • Water: Spring Creek, Rapid Creek, Cheyenne River
  • Zip Codes: 57751, 57701-57709
Fall River County, Wind Cave National Park (Southwestern tip)
  • Population: approx. 7, 450 (Hot Springs)
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 17.33
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: Jan. 38, Feb. 44, Mar. 52, Apr. 61, May 71, Jun. 81, Jul. 88, Aug. 87, Sept. 78, Oct. 65, Nov. 47, Dec. 39
  • Water: Cheyenne River, Angostura Reservoir
  • Zip Codes: 57747
Hughes County, Pierre (Central state)
  • Population: approx. 16,481
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 19.88
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: Jan. 28, Feb. 35, Mar. 45, Apr. 60, May 71, Jun. 81, July. 89, Aug. 88, Sept. 77, Oct. 62, Nov. 43, Dec. 32
  • Water: Missouri River, Lake Oahe, Lake Sharpe
  • Zip Codes: 57501
Belle Fourche, Butte County (Central western border)
  • Population: approx. 9,100 (Belle Fourche)
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 17.93
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: Jan. 36, Feb. 42, Mar. 49, Apr. 61, May 71, Jun. 81, Jul. 89, Aug. 88, Sept. 78, Oct. 65, Nov. 47, Dec. 38
  • Water: Belle Fourche Reservoir, Belle Fourche River
  • Zip Codes: 57717
Gregory County (Southern border)
  • Population: approx. 4, 790 (Burke)
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 25.95
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: Jan. 29, Feb. 35, Mar. 46, Apr. 58, May 70, Jun. 80, Jul. 86, Aug. 85, Sept. 76, Oct. 63, Nov. 43, Dec. 32
  • Water: Lake Francis Case, Missouri River
  • Zip Code: 57523
Kingsbury County (Coteau des Praires)
  • Population: 5, 800 (De Smet)
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 23.84
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: Jan. 22, Feb. 29, Mar. 41, Apr. 57, May 69, Jun. 79, Jul. 84, Aug. 82, Sept. 72, Oct. 59, Nov. 39, Dec. 26
  • Water: Lake Thompson, Vermillion River, Lake Preston
  • Zip Code: 57231
Spink County (James River Basin)
  • Population: 7, 450 (Redfield)
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 19.96
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: Jan. 24, Feb. 31, Mar. 43, Apr. 60, May 72, Jun. 81, Jul. 87, Aug. 86, Sept. 76, Oct. 62, Nov. 42, Dec. 29
  • Water: James River, Snake Creek, Turtle Creek
  • Zip Codes: 57469
Union County (Dissected Till Plains)
  • Population: 12, 584 (Elk Point)
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 25.36
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: Jan. 30, Feb. 37, Mar. 49, Apr. 64, May 75, Jun. 85, Jul. 89, Aug. 86, Sept. 79, Oct. 66, Nov. 46, Dec. 33
  • Water: Big Sioux River, Missouri River
  • Zip Code: 57025
Stanley County (Central state)
  • Population: 2,772 (Ft. Pierre)
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 19.88
  • Average Monthly High Temperatures: Jan. 28, Feb. 35, Mar. 45, Apr. 60, May 71, Jun. 81, Jul. 89, Aug. 88, Sept. 77, Oct. 62, Nov. 43, Dec. 32
  • Water: Lake Oahe, Cheyenne River, Bad River
  • Zip Code: 57532
South Dakota Bicycle Groups
South Dakota Environmental Groups

In conclusion, Bicycle City, South Dakota would be a community as unique as the state that hosts it. Wide open spaces and diversity of environment would offer unlimited options for residents and visitors to connect with their spectacular surroundings. Click here to be added to our mailing list, or click here for a list of Bicycle City merchandise.