2020 Day Tour schedule

All participants including volunteers must become GVBC members AND complete the touring waiver online.
You must do this online BEFORE any event.
We will not be doing day-of/paper form memberships or waivers in 2020. No cash. CC online or mailed checks only.
Join the club here: GVBC Membership
Touring Waiver here: Touring waiver

Our day tours are non-competitive and are open to GVBC members at no additional charge. All riders are required to sign a liability waiver for each event (there is no fee for rides). Forms may be downloaded and filled out from this site prior to the ride, or are available at every ride. Due to insurance policies, all riders MUST be GVBC membersJoin Today!  Tours are open to riders of all abilities, and although most of the tours are on roads, any type of bike can be ridden (road bike, mountain bike, cross bike, etc). Additional details and a map/elevation profile are sent out within the week of each ride and are posted on the website. Be sure to join our email list to receive the information, or write to the contact listed for each ride.

2020 Touring Schedule (PDF)

Three rides ( June 7, July 19, & August 9) are held on a Sunday

 April 11–Yellowstone National Park

Leave from West Yellowstone. Weather dependent.
Meet at Chamber of Commerce at 11:00.
Contact Jason 599-2897,  belgradebobcat@msn.com
Alternate day, if bad weather on the 11th, is April 18.
Distance can vary depending on riders and weather.
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May 9–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,  belgradebobcat@msn.com
Approx 45 miles. Shorter route (Tater Tot) also available.
Meet at Bar 3 BBQ restaurant (across from Fire Station) after the ride.
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May 30–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 David 551.5953 davidboggeman@netscape.net
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June 7–(Sunday)Lewis & Clark Caverns Loop

L&C Caverns-Cardwell-Harrison-Pony-L&C Caverns loop
Contact Sandy 539.5955,  knappo1993@gmail.com
Meet at L&C Caverns at 9:00. Approx 40-50 miles.
Lunch at Harrison Café or Pony Bar.
Park in Lewis and Clark campground – not by Visitors Center.
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June 20–Natural Bridge Falls

Highway 298 from Big Timber to Natural Bridge State Park along Boulder River.
Meet at Lyons Club Park on McCleod St. in Big Timber between 9-10. Ride starts at 10.
Contact Paul 561-267-9329, sp.gingras47@gmail.com
Approx 50 miles. Brown bag or lunch possible at Road Kill Café.
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July 19–(Sunday)Meandering Missouri

Rural ride to Clarkston and back.
Meet at Three Forks Ponds at 9:00.
Contact Stan 585.7541 sjohnson825@msn.com
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).
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Aug 9–(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 586-7690, rennisinbzn@gmail.com
Approx 40 miles with optional add on routes. Brown bag or lunch at Chico Grill.
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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 29–Bridger Canyon 100 Mile Ride (a Century)

This clockwise loop from the Story Mill Park toward Wilsall begins with a warm-up climb over Kelly Canyon Road before heading on Bridger Canyon Drive and turning toward Livingston near Wilsall, Highway US 89. Return to Bozeman on the frontage road but turn onto Jackson Creek and start back to Bozeman at the intersection with Bridger Canyon Drive. Meet at the new Story Mill Park early to begin the ride at 8:00. Bring 2 water bottles and tools for the ride. Contact Greg at  907.720.9168  or skijor@gci.net
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New Date!
Sept 12–Willow Creek Gravel Grinder

Gravel ride suitable for a cross or mountain bike.
Meet at Willow Creek Café at 9:00.
Contact Neil  586.8688  nrpoulsen67@gmail.com
Approx 40 miles on dirt toward Milligan canyon and the interstate.
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Sept 19–Ringling-Maudlow

Mountain or cross bike ride on rural dirt road.
Meet at the fairgrounds at 8:00.
Contact Jerry **  587-8872,  coffey@montana.edu
Distance can vary. See details on ride page.
**Must pre-register to assure adequate sag.
Ride rescheduled for the next week, on Saturday, if bad weather on scheduled date (Road impassible when muddy!)
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