The sport of mountain biking in Sioux Falls is about to get a whole lot more exciting very soon.

Word just came out that Falls Area Single Track otherwise known as (FAST) plans to partner with Great Bear Ski Valley to bring up to 10+ miles of mountain biking trails to the popular Sioux Falls ski park in the future.

Fast Communications Director Reva Graves told Dakota News Now, "That they’re excited to work alongside Great Bear and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation to create trails that community members have continued to ask for."

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The new project is titled, "The Great Trail Build. Destination: Bear." And the plan is to get as many as 10 miles of mountain bike trails up and running as soon as possible. But, that all depends on community support and funding.

Great Bear Ski Valley Director of Communications Alexa Jerstad told Dakota News Now, "Phase 1 of the project is 5 miles. A lot of it will depend on funding. The more community support we have, and the more donations that FAST can get, the faster we can get these trails built.”

Their target goal is to raise one million dollars.

The type of soil, together with the loose gravel-like texture found on it is the primary reason why there are no current bike trails at Great Bear already. Jerstad told Dakota News Now, "FAST can efficiently work towards conserving the trails and also help prevent any damage that could come in the future."

Falls Area Single Track is working on its 25 x 25 initiative. They plan to add 25 trails to Sioux Falls by 2025.

The new partnership is a win-win for both parties involved, as Great Bear was already making plans to add mountain biking to the park in the future.

According to Dakota News Now, at present mountain bikes are not allowed at Great Bear, however, they will make a public announcement once that changes.

If you're interested in donating to "The Great Trail Build. Destination: Bear" project you can get more information here.

Source: Dakota News Now

Sioux Falls Top Ten Restaurants

Sioux Falls has no shortage of amazing restaurants. There's a little something for everything here, but the question is, which are the best?

Well, according to Trip Advisor, these are the top ten eateries in the city of Sioux Falls. Is your favorite spot on the list? Take a look.

Seven Mind-Blowing Wonders' of South Dakota

I think most of us have at least heard of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World." We might not be able to rattle them off as easily as McDonald's value menu items, but chances are you've heard of at least some of them, right?

There's the Great Wall of ChinaChichén Itzá, a Mayan City on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The ancient city of Petra, in Jordan. Machu Picchu in Peru. Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. The Colosseum in Rome, and finally, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Every state in the nation is known for having a series of natural wonders and signature landmarks. So, I thought I would come up with my own list of the "Seven Wonders of South Dakota."

The following is what I consider to be the signature landmarks, monuments, and natural wonders that are synonymous with the great state of South Dakota. I tried to give both sides of the state a little love while comprising this list.

You might have a few additions...
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Let's get started. The Seven Wonders of South Dakota: