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Release Date: 07/22/09
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

Endurance Ride to be Held at BLM Recreation Area

The Fort Meade Remount Endurance Ride will be held at the Fort Meade Recreation Area east of Sturgis July 25, 26.

The American Endurance Ride Conference sanctioned event is under a permit from the BLM. The public is welcome and both days will feature 25 and 50 mile horseback events.

To accommodate event participants and facilitate public safety, the Fort Meade Byway --also known as the BLM Road-- will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Chapel site near I-90 Exit 34 to its junction with State Highway 34 east of Sturgis. The road closure will be in effect from 3 p.m. on Friday, July 24 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. The recreation area will remain open for foot traffic and day use during this period; however, the public should be aware of the presence of horses on roads and trails.

Alkali Creek Recreation Site and Alkali Horse Camp camping areas have been reserved for event participants July 23-27. These camp sites will close after the endurance event and will re-open several days after the motorcycle rally ends.

For more information contact BLM Natural Resource Specialist Bill Monahan at (605)892-7003.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012