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Cycling History Highways

State Historical Society of North Dakota
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Endorsed by Curators:
Jun 17 7:00AM - 1:30PM

Join archaeologists and cyclists on Saturday, June 17 as we cycle the highway to history! Your adventure begins at Chief Lookings Village, travels over eight miles to Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site, and ends with the return trip to Chief Lookings Village. Participate in guided tours and historic presentations at both sites. Fun for all ages and skill levels!

7-8 a.m.

8-8:45 a.m.
Guided tour of Chief Lookings Village

8:45-9 a.m.
Bicycle Safety Presentation

9-10:30 a.m.
Cycle to Double Ditch Indian Village State Historic Site

10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Historic Presentations and Walking Tours of Double Ditch
Return to Chief Lookings Village


  • Helmets are mandatory
  • Bright, reflective clothing is encouraged
  • Cyclists must provide their own bicycle
  • This is not a race, its a casual rideride at your own pace
  • Total roundtrip: 16.8 miles
  • Snacks and water will be provided, but cyclists are strongly encouraged to bring a water bottle
  • Cyclists must ride back to Chief Lookings Village from Double Ditch (or arrange for alternative transportation)
    • Transportation will not be provided from Double Ditch to Chief Lookings Village
  • The route is not closed to traffic. In accordance with ND Law (NDCC 39-10.1), please remember:
    • Ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable
    • A group of individuals riding bicycles upon a roadway may not ride more than two abreast
    • Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway is granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle


  • Designated parking spots are very limited at Chief Lookings Village
  • You cannot park along the roadside within Chief Lookings Village
  • Alternate parking is available at:
    • Along legally marked sections of Burnt Boat Drive
    • Pioneer Park (base of hill below Chief Lookings Village on River Road)


Presented by the State Historical Society of North Dakota with support from Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, EPIC Sports, North Dakota Archaeological Association, Bisman Community Food Co-op, and Mighty Missouri Coffee Co.

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