2024 Weekend Day Tours


READ THIS FIRST!
All participants including volunteers must become GVBC members AND complete the touring waiver online.
There will not be any paper day-of memberships or liability waivers in 2024, however, you may sign up from your phone.
To help support our tour leaders, please register separately for each tour you attend. You can do this online BEFORE any event. Use the links below.


Our weekend day tours are typically on Saturdays, unless noted, and are non-competitive group rides open to GVBC members at no additional charge.
Although most of the tours are on roads, tours are open to riders of all abilities and any type of bike (road bike, E-Bike, mountain bike, cross bike, etc). Additional details and a map/elevation profile will be sent out within the week of each ride, and are also posted on the website. Be sure to join our email list to receive the information, or email the contact person listed for each ride.
Also please note, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks now requires anyone who uses their sites – including just parking – to purchase a CONSERVATION LICENSE. The license is easy to obtain online and only costs $4.00. The fee is collected to help maintain their sites. Visit FWP.MT.gov to purchase the license.

 

April 13–Yellowstone National Park

Leave from West Yellowstone. Weather dependent. Meet at Chamber of Commerce at 11:00. Alternate day, if bad weather on the 13th, is April 20. Distance can vary depending on riders and weather. Contact Jason 406.599.2897, belgradebobcat@msn.com. More information here

May 11–Tour de Spud

Dry Creek Church-Manhattan- Churchill-Dry Creek Church loop. Meet at 9:00 at a new starting place this year-The Dry Creek Bible Church parking lot (right side of church). Ride Dry Creek Road first & loop counter-clockwise. Approx 50.4 miles. Shorter route (Tater Tot-37 miles)  is also available. Meet at Bar 3 BBQ restaurant (across from Fire Station) after the ride to eat and socialize. Contact Jason 406.599.2897, belgradebobcat@msn.com. More information here

May 25–Brackett Creek Loop

Clyde Park-Brackett Creek-Wilsall-Clyde Park Loop. Meet at Clyde Park Post Office at 9:00 – leave at 9:15 Ride clockwise from Clyde Park-Brackett Creek-Bridger Canyon Road-US 89 & Clyde Park. Lunch in Clyde Park after the ride. Approx 40 miles.  Contact David at 406.551.5953,  davidboggeman@netscape.net. More Information here

June 2–(Sunday)–Lewis & Clark Caverns Loop

L&C Caverns-Cardwell-Harrison-Pony-L&C Caverns loop. Meet at L&C Caverns at 9:00. Approx 40-50 miles. Lunch at Harrison Café or Pony Bar. Check with us at the Visitor’s Center for Parking information. Contact Roberta 406.579.2791, rennisinbzn@gmail.com. More information here

June 22–Gallatin Valley Half Century Loop

This 50-mile clockwise loop around the valley starts at Story Mill Park at 9:00 and goes up through Bridger and Kelly Canyons, crosses over to the frontage road, and goes under the Interstate to intersect with Bozeman Trail. We wind around the Southern half of the Gallatin Valley before eventually returning to Story Mill Park. Contact Neil 406.579.8824, nrpoulsen67@gmail.com. More information here

July 14–(Sunday)–Meandering Missouri

Rural ride to Clarkston and back. Meet at Three Forks Ponds at 9:00. Ride along bike path & frontage road to Logan. Follow paved road to Clarkston-Same route back. Approx 36 miles. Possible add-ons (Buffalo Jump or Willow Creek). Contact Stan 406.451.2927, sjohnson825@msn.comMore information here

Aug 4–(Sunday)–Tour de Chico, Paradise Valley

Carter’s Bridge-Chico-Carter’s Bridge. Meet at 9:30 at Carter’s Bridge fishing access. Approx 40 miles with optional add on routes. Brown bag or lunch at Chico Grill. Contact Roberta at 406.579.2791, rennisinbzn@gmail.com. More information here

Aug 19–Morganzo 55 (check website for exact date)

Coordinated by friends of GVBC but not an official GBVC event/tour. GVBC membership not required to participate in this ride. Gravel grinding bike ride/race – 55 miles on gorgeous hilly roads west of the Bridgers. Ride info here: http://www.morganzo55.com

Aug 24–Bridger Canyon Century

This challenging 102 mile paved loop starts in Bozeman and goes to Wilsall, Clyde Park, Livingston, and returns to Bozeman. It includes some hills (4700 feet of climbing), stunning scenery, and likely afternoon winds.  An 84 mile return route from Clyde Park via Brackett Creek Road is also available to riders. Contact either Greg at 907.720.9168, skijor@gci.net or Betsy at 605.641.8084, bikeskibets@gmail.com. More information here

Sept 21–Possible New Gravel Ride

Possible new gravel ride. Watch for updates during the summer.