A Ride Through Closed And Open Sections Of The SF Bike Trail


The Sioux Falls bike trail is open from the Sertoma Park area north up and around the airport and then back south again to Falls Park. From there it’s closed as it heads south, looping down along the Big Sioux River until it’s open again at the Sertoma Park area.

You meet a number of different people enjoying these open trails in different ways.

“It’s a little windy, the west wind a little bit, but other than that it’s pretty good,” Frank Feltis of Sioux Falls said.

“It’s a beautiful day out, it’s starting to warm up, so it’s great to be out,” Benson Langat of Sioux Falls said.

We ran into Benson Langatwell, he was the one runningnorth of 49th Street by Sertoma Park Tuesday afternoon.

“So I ran on this other side, the west side of the bike path from Sertoma all the way to Dunham Park where the bridge collapsed, and I turned around, I cross Marion Road, and went all the way to the country club golf course, and I’m just on my way back,” Langat said.

He uses the trails a lot.

“Pretty much every day, yeah,” Langat said.

Feltis likes what he sees of the trails.

“I’ve only been on the side that’s open, on the west side, and it’s good here,” Feltis said.

“Overall it’s looking good,” Langat said.

North of Falls Park, the bike trail is open. But south of Falls Park, it’s closed. At Tomar Park, ice floes cover a section of the closed trail. But when the trail curves back to the Sertoma Park area, it opens up again.

“We’re just here to enjoy some of the weather, we saw the sun out, and so we didn’t realize how windy it was, but that’s not really a deterrent,” Christian Headrick of Sioux Falls said.

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