Please Read Before Registering

Registration Opens April 1st 2020, 7am MT time.

Race is capped at 800 participants.


We realize there is some uncertainty as to where our country will be in the following months, however, our race takes place on September 6th, over 5 months from now! We have always tried to be fair regarding refunds for the Five-0, while at the same time protecting ourselves and the risk we personally take putting on our events and keeping them sustainable. We ask all riders to please read through this entire page before registering.  It outlines exactly how we handle refunds, transfers, and event cancellations. If we do have to cancel our 2020 race, which we would announce around the 1st of August, we will offer all registered participants a guaranteed spot in the following years race via early registration, a partial refund of this year’s entrance fee, and their name entered into a prize raffle (see below for complete information). We will continue to work hard throughout the following months, as always, to keep our trails maintained and to make this race one of the best days you’ll have riding your bike! We hope you will continue to support us, through this difficult time, and we are looking forward to this year’s race as a celebration of hope, a love of cycling, and the continued unity and coming together of the Five-0 family for the last 20 years!! Putting the Labor Back in your Labor Day Weekend! PEDAL POWER!!

Event Cancellation Policy
As a mountain biker, we at Ridge Riders are confident you know what it means to take risks. Much like dropping in on a steep rocky descent or committing to ride a distance outside of your comfort zone, risk is inherent in our sport. The act of registering for the Dakota Five-O event, although not quite as dangerous as riding your bike, presents risks. In 20 years of putting on bike races, we have never had to cancel an event.  If however, an act of nature or other event beyond our control occurs, what can event participants expect?

  1. Ridge Riders decisions will be based on participant safety & environmental impact. Often times these decisions are in the hands of the land owners or agencies our events are permitted through.

  2. If the event is cancelled, participants will receive first right to sign up for the following years event via early registration.

  3. Ridge Riders cannot accept the risk of a cancelled event for reasons beyond our control. Participants are respectfully requested to accept the financial risk of their individual entry, and understand that you will NOT be refunded any portion of your entrance fee if the race is cancelled.  This is due to the fact that our fees have already been payed for all supplies and services associated with the event.  These include permits, 3rd party vendors, administrative expenses, rental fees, and other related expenses.  We care about our riders, and due to the unusual and unpredictable year for 2020: if the race is cancelled one month prior to the event, riders will receive a refund of 50% of their registration fee, along with first right to sign up for the 2021 race via early registration.  In addition to this, all riders names will be entered in the prize raffle where we will have random drawings for prizes from our amazing sponsors!  Prizes include, a two person bike rack from 1UpUSA, a custom wheelset from Velocity Wheels, Numerous Twin Six Jerseys, Bags from Dirtbags Bikepacking, some awesome prizes from our sponsors at Quarq/Sram,  Tires from our sponsors at Terravail, several kids Strider Bikes from our sponsors at Strider Bikes, and other assorted prizes from our local bike shops, Two Wheeler Dealer, Rushmore Bikes, and Acme Bicycles  


Please keep in mind there are NO REFUNDS, for injuries or anything else that may prevent you from riding the race!!  We also do not allow you to forward your entrance to the next year's race for any reason.  And on a final note, we DO NOT allow you to let another rider race for you without going through the transfer process.  This poses a big liability issue for us and we ask that you respect our policies.  Thank you for your understanding, and if you have any issues with these policies please do not register for our race.

  • Registration transfers will be allowed until June 31st with a $25 transfer fee, and from July 1st to July 31st  with a $40 transfer fee, and from August 1st to August 15th with a $55 Transfer fee.  Transfers will NOT be allowed after the August 15th deadline, and no further riders will be let into the race after this date as we need to send the roster to the chip timers and move on to other race business!!!  We have a waiting list on  If you decide to transfer your entrance, it will go to someone on our waitlist- You CAN NOT sell or give your entrance to another rider that you know. To transfer your entrance contact Kristi Jewett at


  • For those of you that want your race entrance fee refundable all the way up to race day, offers registration insurance when you register.  You will need to read through their policy to see if this is something you want, some restrictions do apply.  Keep in mind, if you do not purchase the insurance through you are subject to the rules and deadlines of the Dakota Five-0 transfer/refund process!

  • Registration will close upon reaching 800 participants.  After this number is reached, spots will only be available for sponsors, past volunteers, and other VIPs.   **Volunteers will be given a guaranteed spot in the next year's race.  If you volunteered the previous year,  you must contact Kristi Jewett before the August 15th deadline to recieve a spot in the race.  Volunteering consists of trail work, marking and tear down of race course, and day of race  help at aid stations and road crossings.  To volunteer for this year's race, please contact Kristi Jewett at


  • No race day registration!



$115.00 (+ processing fee)

A portion of your registration fee is used toward the

Ridge Riders of the Black Hills 'volunteer' agreement with

the USFS to maintain the Dakota Five-0 loop, Crow Peak

trail, and other trails throughout the Northern Hills. 

The Ridge Riders are required to purchase a special

insurance for trailwork (this is in addition to  the race

insurance), all of their own tools and the maintenance

of these tools, and all of the gas needed for travel and tools.

We volunteer an average of 400+ hours per year to the

building of new trails, and the improvement and

maintenance of the existing local trails.  THANK YOU

for your support in keeping the Pedal Power alive in

the Black Hills!

Registration fee includes:

  • Custom Five-O T-shirt, with hand drawn artwork by Les Heiserman.

  • Custom Five-0 water bottle courtesy of Black Hills Urgent Care

  • Lunch by Barbacoa's Burritoes

  • Local micro-brews courtesy of Crow Peak brewing

  • Live music from noon to 4pm w/ various local artists performing

  • Cash Prize, and Sram Prizes for top finishers

  • Name in raffle for sweet prizes from our sponsors, at awards ceremony!

  • 50 miles of pristine, marked single track for your enjoyment, with 3 fully stocked aid stations (Gluten Free options), plus the famous 'Bacon Station'!

  • Professionally chip timed event

  • One of the best days of your life on a bike!!


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