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:

  • Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    2018 BTPA Spring Ride - Florence to Stevensville

    Meet at the Park and Ride on the corner of Highway 93 and Chief Looking Glass Road (approximately 2 miles north of the traffic light in Florence). Come explore Larry Creek Loop, Bass Creek and ride into the Metcalf Wildlife Refuge.

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Community Medical Center in Missoula, MT

    Watson Children's Shelter's 18th Annual Bike for Shelter

    Watson Children's Shelter is very excited to be celebrating 18 years of Bike for Shelter on Saturday, May 19, 2018! This event helps raise a critical portion of the funding needed for the shelter and helps raise awareness about our mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment to children in crisis throughout Montana.

    The event takes place at the Community Medical Center campus and in front of our home in the historic Fort Missoula area.

    This family-friendly event has something for everybody: an 11-mile neighborhood bike ride and a 2-mile fun-loop. After the ride, participants can enjoy a barbecue lunch, cotton candy, and snow cones while listening to music on the lawn. There is even a costume contest, carnival games with prizes, face painting, miniature horses, and more!

    For more information about the event and to register, visit Watson Children's Shelter's Bike for Shelter web page.

    Riders participating in the 11 mile ride will be using the Bitterroot Trail from Post Siding Rd. to Blue Mountain Rd. between 9:30 AM and 12 Noon. Watch for some congestion during this period.

  • Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    2018 BTPA Spring Ride - Stevensville Eastside Loop

    Meet at the Park and Ride on the corner of Highway 93 and Kootenia Road (approximately 1 mile north of the traffic light at the Stevensville Wye). We will cross the Bitterroot River and ride through Stevensville to Logan Lane, Pine Hollow, and Willoughby Creek.

  • Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 07:00 AM
    Lolo Community Center in Lolo, MT

    2018 Missoula Lions - Bike for Sight

    Join Missoula and Bitterroot Area Lions for this fun event!

    All Proceeds go to Local Charities with special emphasis on sight preservation and restoration.

    Various rides from Lolo to Missoula and Hamilton (20 to 100 miles) with shorter Family Rambles in the afternoon. Fully supported with BBQ in the afternoon, mechanics, sag wagon, rest stops, food and drinks. See the routes here.

    Register at

    or visit for more information.

  • Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    HideOut Mountain Park in Florence, MT

    2018 National Get Outdoors Day

    National Get Outdoors Day events encourage Americans, especially our youth, to seek out healthy, active outdoor lives and embrace our parks, forests, refuges and other public lands and waters. Join us at HideOut Mountain Park in Florence, on Florence Carlton Loop. More info at: "". RSVP's are not necessary but would help us know how many people to expect.

    Activities for the whole family:

    Archery Family Fun Run
    Art in the Park Fish identification
    Bicycle Helmets for Sale Fishing (dry land) Casting
    Bicycle repair Hiking Maps & Info
    Bicycle Touring/Camping  Pony Grooming
    Bird Identification Water Safety PFD info
    Family First Aid Wildland Fire Safety


  • Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    2018 BTPA Spring Ride - Victor to Woodside

    Meet at the Park and Ride in Victor at the south end of Cowboy Troy's parking lot on the corner of Highway 93 and Victor Crossing (aka 3rd St.). In addition to riding the Bitterroot Trail, we will explore some of the beautiful back roads in the foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains including Bear Creek, Red Crow Road and Meridian Road.