2022 Weekend Day Tours
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All participants including volunteers must become GVBC members AND complete both the touring AND Covid waivers online.
You must do this online BEFORE any event.
There will not be any paper day-of memberships, liability, or covid waivers in 2022.
However, you may sign up from your phone. Credit Card online, PayPal, or mailed checks only. No cash.
Our weekend day tours are non-competitive and are open to GVBC members at no additional charge. All riders are required to sign a liability and covid waiver for each event (there is no fee for rides). Forms may be downloaded and filled out from this site prior to the ride. Due to insurance policies, all riders MUST be GVBC members – Join Today! Although most of the tours are on roads, tours are open to riders of all abilities and any type of bike (road 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.
April 9–Yellowstone National Park
Leave from West Yellowstone. Weather dependent. Meet at Chamber of Commerce at 11:00. Contact Jason 599-2897, email@example.com Alternate day, if bad weather on the 9th, is April 16. Distance can vary depending on riders and weather. More information
May 14–Tour de Spud
Tour de Spud. Belgrade-Churchill-Manhattan-Belgrade loop. Meet at L&C Park at 9:00. Ride Dry Creek Road first & loop counter-clockwise. Contact Jason 599-2897 firstname.lastname@example.org Approx 45 miles. Shorter route (Tater Tot) also available. Meet at Bar 3 BBQ restaurant (across from Fire Station) after the ride. More information
May 21–Bracket Creek Loop
Clyde Park-Bracket Creek-Wilsal-Clyde Park Loop. Meet at Clyde Park Post Office at 9:00 – leave at 9:15 Ride clockwise from Clyde Park-Bracket Creek-Bridger Canyon Road-US 89 & Clyde Park. Lunch in Clyde Park after the ride. Approx 40 miles. Contact David at 551.5953 davidboggeman@
June 5–(Sunday)—Lewis & Clark Caverns Loop
June 25–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 email@example.com More Information
July 17–(Sunday)–Meandering Missouri
Rural ride to Clarkston and back. Meet at Three Forks Ponds at 9:00. Contact Stan 585.7541 firstname.lastname@example.org 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). More information
Aug 7–(Sunday)—Tour de Chico, Paradise Valley
Carter’s Bridge-Chico-Carter’s Bridge. Meet at 9:30 at Carter’s Bridge fishing access. Contact Roberta at 586-7690 email@example.com Approx 40 miles with optional add on routes. Brown bag or lunch at Chico Grill. More information
??Aug–Morganzo 55 (see links for date and more info)
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. The ride starts and ends at the corner of Dry Creek Rd and Theisen Rd north of Belgrade. Ride info here: http://www.morganzo55.com/the-route
Aug 20–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. Some refreshments will be provided on the course, but riders should plan to self-support or purchase their preferred refreshments in Clyde Park and/or Livingston. Meet before the ride at Story Mill Community Park on Bridger Drive (in Bozeman) for pre-ride snacks and coffee. Be ready to begin the ride at 8:00. Bring 2 water bottles and tools for the ride. Contact either Greg at 907.720.9168 firstname.lastname@example.org or Betsy at 605.641.8084 email@example.com More Information
Sept 24–Ringling -Maudlow
Mountain or cross bike ride on rural dirt road. Meet at the fairgrounds at 8:00. Contact Jerry ** 587-8872, firstname.lastname@example.org Distance can vary. See details on ride page. **Must pre-register to assure adequate sag. Ride rescheduled for the 25th, if bad weather on scheduled date (Road impassible when muddy!) More information