2021 Day Tours 

READ THIS FIRST!
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 2021.
However, you may sign up from your phone. Credit Card online, PayPal, or mailed checks only. No cash.

Our 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 membersJoin 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.


2021 Day Tour Schedule: PDF    (date change for Willow Creek Gravel Grinder)


April 10–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 10th, is April 17. Distance can vary depending on riders and weather. More information


May 8–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.  More information


May 29–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@netscape.net   More information


June 6–
(Sunday)Lewis & Clark Caverns Loop

L&C Caverns-Cardwell-Harrison-Pony-L&C Caverns loop Contact Sandy at 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.  More information

 

 
June 19–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  at 561-267-9329, sp.gingras47@gmail.com Approx 50 miles. Brown bag or lunch possible at Road Kill Café. More information


CANCELLED! July 18–
(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). More information


Aug 8–
(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 rennisinbzn@gmail.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 28–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 or Betsy at 605.641.8084  bikeskibets@gmail.com for More Information


Sept 11–Willow Creek Gravel Grinder  (date change)

Gravel ride suitable for a cross or mountain bike. Meet at Willow Creek Café at 9:00.  Approximately 40 miles on dirt going toward Milligan canyon and the interstate. Contact Neil at 586.8688  nrpoulsen67@gmail.com  for  More information


Sept 25–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!)  More information