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Amazing Rush Season 2: Day Two Adventures

With recharged batteries and fresh excitement, the Gold and Black teams prepared for an adventurous second day, filled with 14 attractions that showcased the urban cultures of Rapid City. More puzzle pieces would be collected and more memories would be made.

A Main Street Morning

The two teams met the Amazing Rush Race Crew at one of the destination’s most popular dining spots, Tally’s Silver Spoon, for some pre-race fuel. With recharged batteries and fresh excitement, the Gold and Black teams prepared for an adventurous second day, filled with 11 attractions which showcased the urban cultures of Rapid City. More puzzle pieces would be collected and more memories would be made.

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Being Creative Where It Counts

After breakfast, they detoured to Art Alley—Downtown’s famous alleyway blanketed with stunning murals and local pop and abstract graffiti. Before they could get started on their first task, the teams kicked off the second day of competition with yet another game of bean bag toss. After the game, the teams were given the opportunity to leave their own mark on one of the alley walls. The two teams flexed their creative muscles with their own free-form graffiti mural.

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A Peddling Good Time

Attending a Downtown mobile party while listening to high-energy music: that happened too. With the Race Crew rounding out each team of 11, the Gold and Black teams pedaled, with battery assistance and they raced around Downtown. The Black Hills Party Pedaler is one of the most unique ways to tour the city.

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Black Hills Escape Room

In order to escape their rooms, each team had to solve cryptic mind benders, riddles and puzzles about some of Rapid City’s most famous historical people and events. The Black Hills Escape Rooms tested the teams’ problem solving skills while providing a fun way to learn about the area’s unique history.

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Fact Finding In The City of Presidents

Encountering a series of life-size bronze presidents that line the streets of Downtown, the two teams went on a City of Presidents scavenger hunt. They got to experience the area’s sights and learn fun facts about the men that helped shape America.

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Firehouse Wine Cellars

Next, they stopped at Firehouse Wine Cellars for a winemaking challenge. In the underground cellar, each team created a custom wine du jour for experts to sample and judge. Underneath a canopy of dim lights and surrounded by walls of oak barrels, they enjoyed a social tasting of delicious house wines and cheeses. 

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Climb To The Top At Outdoor Campus West

One of the most physical challenges of the competition took place at Outdoor Campus West. The teams competed in archery, kayaking and rock climbing, all while being surrounded by beautiful South Dakota scenery.  

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The Journey Museum & Learning Center

Amongst interactive exhibits and dramatic displays, the two teams performed an archeology dig in The Journey Museum & Learning Center. The attractions that surrounded them told Black Hills stories about dinosaurs, geology, the Western Great Plains and Native American history.  

 

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Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries

The last challenge of the race was held at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, Downtown’s cornerstone for authentic Native American & Western art, artifacts and gifts. From the creeks of the original wood flooring to the vibrant displays of fine Lakota artwork, character, culture and heritage-filled the shop. The teams answered questions about artifacts and then went on a scavenger hunt to locate them. With a little help from the friendly clerks, they completed their challenge and went on to finish the two-day adventure.

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The Big Finale

At the grand finale of Rapid City’s Travel Rally Day event, a gathering of the community to celebrate National Tourism Week, The Amazing Rush came to an exciting close at Main Street Square. The puzzle pieces the team had collected throughout the competition came together. As the winning team ran down the red carpet and crossed the finish line to receive their well-deserved trophy, the community of Rapid City cheered them on.  

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Tyson is an All American boy born and raised in small town South Dakota. With a love for life and quotes, Tyson’s favorite motto’s are, “rise above” and “live with passion”. Tyson’s zest for life and passion towards his job as Director of Convention Sales at Visit Rapid City shines through any time he talks about the area he calls home. Taking meetings and conventions in Rapid City, SD, from ordinary to extraordinary is what Tyson does best.

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Tyson Steiger
Director of Convention Sales

Tyson is an All American boy born and raised in small town South Dakota. With a love for life and quotes, Tyson’s favorite motto’s are, “rise above” and “live with passion”. Tyson’s zest for life and passion towards his job as Director of Convention Sales at Visit Rapid City shines through any time he talks about the area he calls home. Taking meetings and conventions in Rapid City, SD, from ordinary to extraordinary is what Tyson does best.

As a down-home American, Tyson loves nothing more than spending time with his lovely wife Sarah and their son Braxtyn.The Steiger’s love house projects, decorating Sarah’s 1st-grade classroom, hiking the beautiful Black Hills, taste testing wines at any of the several wineries within the area and strolling the streets of historic Downtown Rapid City, where they were the first couple to have wedding photos taken at Main Street Square. 

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