Mountain bike park planned for Deer Mountain

A mountain bike park is planned for Deer Mountain. Construction is slated to begin this summer. Pioneer file photo

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LEAD — A mountain bike park in South Dakota is scheduled to open in 2023 at Deer Mountain.

Gerard Keating, owner of Keating Resources, the company responsible for developing land at Deer Mountain, recently announced plans to convert the former Deer Mountain Ski Area into a mountain bike park. He has hired trail designer Pete Costain, owner of Terraflow Trail Systems, a company responsible for designing mountain bike parks at the Yellowstone Club and in various locations in Montana. Under the current timeframe, park construction is expected to begin June 1, with an opening date of July 4, 2023.

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