Ride the Bitterroot Trail in beautiful Western Montana!

Save the date: Saturday, July 15, 2017

Preliminary planning is underway for the 2nd Annual Montana Bicycle Celebration. Great enthusiasm was expressed by many of the 1200 participants during last year's Celebration -- we anticipate an even more memorable experience during the 2017 Celebration. Early planning is to allow participants to start in either Missoula at the Fort Missoula Regional Park or in Hamilton at the Hamilton Fairgrounds and ride to Stevensville, MT for an afternoon/evening of swimming, farmers market, artisans, music, food and beverages. Participants may elect to stay overnight in Stevensville (hotel and camping facilities are being coordinated) or return to their point of origin.  Van support for riders who do not want to carry their camping gear will be provided at an additional cost.  

Registration and detailed ride information will be available by April 15.

All proceeds will benefit the Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance to help maintain and improve this trail.

Additional donations will be accepted.

Coalition partners organizing the 2017 Montana Bicycle Celebration include:

Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance (BTPA), Stevensville Main Street Association, Missoula Park and Recreation, Adventure Cycling Association, Stevi Cafe, Travelers’ Rest State Park, Free Cycles Missoula, Red Barn Bicycles, and Windfall 

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  • Michelle Gray
    commented 2017-03-30 14:30:13 -0600
    Eugene great idea. I ’ll bring it to the board.
  • Gene Schmitz
    commented 2017-03-30 14:22:41 -0600
    Hi BTPA! Just a thought about signage and facilities along the trail. I think some particular kinds of signs along the trail could help with funding. Signs would read something to the effect: “Hope you’re enjoying the Bitterroot Trail. To support trail maintenance with a $2 donation text ****** to ######. Thank you. :-)”. These could be placed at entry/departure points of towns along the trail (Lolo, Florence, Victor, Stevensville/93 junction, etc.). I believe spontaneous small amount donations can be quite effective; it worked for Bernie Sanders. :-)
  • Robert Wachtel
    published this page 2017-02-08 14:23:47 -0700