Bitterroot Trail Events

In partnership with Montana Department of Transportation, Missoula and Ravalli Counties, Municipalities, and organizations in the greater Bitterroot Valley, we encourage anyone with an event planned on or along the Bitterroot Trail to submit their event to this calendar. We hope you will use this as a consolidated resource to publicize your events and help promote coordination between events to prevent overscheduling of large group use of the trail or to assist in planning companion/complimentary events that would encourage users of the trail to participate in your events.

If you would like to have your event posted on this calendar, please click here to go to our event submission form.

 

Future Events:

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM through September 16, 2018 · 7 rsvps
    Missoula to Victor Park in Missoula, MT

    Bike Camping at Victor Park

    Grab Your Bicycle, Bike the Bitterroot, and Stay Overnight in Victor, MT.

    Never bicycle camped before?  No worries -- join the Bitterroot Travel Preservation Alliance (BTPA) on an overnight bike ride from Missoula to Victor, MT. 

    The ride is approximately 30 miles.  You can take your time and explore the Bitterroot Trail and the local communities at your own pace. If you want a longer ride, you can ride farther and meet up with the group in the evening. The group will gather at 5:30 pm at Victor Park to go eat at a local Victor restaurant. (If you would rather bring and prepare your meals, feel free to do that but you will need to bring your own camp stove.)  Victor Park is a small, well maintained, town park with green lawn, restrooms, water, shelter with picnic tables, but NO showers or grills.  

    We will leave Missoula on Saturday, September 15th at noon -- meet at the Bitterroot Trail and Mary Ave. near Southgate Mall. Please arrive by 11:30 if you want your gear transported to Victor Park and please contact Diana ahead of time so we know how many need gear transported. However, we encourage you to carry your gear to enjoy the full experience of bicycle camping.

    The basics for camping include:

    • Sleeping bag,
    • Camp pad,
    • Small tent, or bivy sack,
    • Money for beverages and meals along the trail,
    • Food (if you do not plan to eat in restaurants),
    • Personal items: toiletries, change of clothes, etc. and;
    • Headlamp or flashlight.

    Autumn weather in western Montana in mid-September can vary from hot and dry -- to cool and rainy. Please check local weather forecast and pack accordingly.

    The group will break camp and depart Sunday morning at 10:30am.  (Your camping gear must be ready for loading by 10:00 am if you want it transported back to Missoula.) For those who want to go to breakfast, please be ready at 9am. We expect to be back in Missoula around 3:00 PM. 

    Please register below so we know how many to expect. We look forward to riding with you.