Our family vacation will be headed up to Wyoming, for Yellowstone, and then we'll be headed over to see Mount Rushmore possibly over the course of several days. I'm advocating my bike makes the journey so I can get in some riding. I'm starting my route research early. We won't be out there until about the 2nd week of August.
I'm curious as to what people would recommend riding or having to see while riding in the Yellowstone/Mount Rushmore area? I know they're two different areas, but if anyone could point out any fantastic climbs, descents, or just "must ride" roads, that'd be awesome. We don't have a definite spot we are staying at in Yellowstone. We don't even know if we'll be staying outside or inside the park. Any ride suggestions in Wyoming or South Dakota would be much appreciated! I hail from a roller hill region (Kansas City, Missouri area). I'm not sure what sort of hills or climbs Yellowstone has, but if there are any mountainous climbs, I'd love to know so I can see what it's like to climb for over 5 minutes.
I'm searching for rides or segments to ride on other sources, but figured I'd trust the people of the Bikeforums to help me out as well. I guess I should also mention, I'd be looking at doing 20-50 mile routes. I run competitively and will have to run while on vacation as well. If it's a 10 mile route, I can just run that. Riding gives me a much better range to see and explore than running does, and I'd like to take advantage of that as much as possible.