Regional Rides 2020

If you have a ride you would like posted on our Regional Rides list, write to us at gvbcbike@gmail.com. Also check out the Helena Bike Club’s page for another good list of regional rides.

May 9-10, 2020 – STOKR – Scenic Tour of the Kootenei River (Libby, MT)

This annual 2 day bicycle tour offers cyclists optional routes and breathtaking scenery.   This yearly event happens the second weekend in May and is sponsored by Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity. For more information, visit the STOKR website.

June ??- Lions Bike For Sight

The Lions Bike For Sight is a charity bike ride supporting eyesight restoration in the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys of Montana. There are several rides from 1 to 100 miles utilizing the Bitterroot Trail and county roads between Lolo, Missoula and Hamilton. Short rides (Family Rambles) are available.
Visit the Lions Bike for Sight website for more details.

June 20, 2020 – Cascade 66   (Cascade, MT)

66 Miles of Missouri River Cycling Nirvana. 33, 66, and 100 mile road cycling event. After years of training on Old U.S. Highway 91 we are inviting riders to share in the scenic beauty between Cascade and Wolf Creek. Enjoy moderate hills, little traffic, and spectacular views of the Missouri River and Little Belt Mountains. See the Cascade 66 website for more information.

June 20, 2020 – CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo   (Sandpoint, ID)

The Sandpoint Rotary presents the 12th Annual CHAFE 150 Gran Fondo, named one of the top charity rides in the U.S.! The ride takes place Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Sandpoint, Idaho – named the “Most Beautiful Small Town in the USA.” The 150 mile route is a grand loop around the Cabinet Mountains—a frontal range of the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana—through gorgeous lake and river valleys, encompassing one upriver leg, two downriver legs and one huge lake! In addition, CHAFE offers magnificent 100, 80, 40, and 30 mile routes, and a family fun ride for riders of any level.  For more information, visit CHAFE150.org.

 

June 20, 2020 – RATPOD – Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day   (Dillon, MT)

RATPOD is a one-day bicycle ride to benefit Camp Mak-A-Dream, a cost-free, medical camp in Western Montana for children, teens & young adults with cancer. The ride takes place in the remarkably scenic Big Hole Valley of southwestern Montana. Riders will encounter three wilderness mountain ranges. Pristine rivers are followed. For more information, visit the RATPOD website.

July 18-19, 2020 – Seattle to Portland (STP)  (Seattle, WA to Portland, OR)

This 206-mile iconic bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Pacific Northwest with up to 8,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days every year! You will roll out of Seattle with the sun rising over Lake Washington, and along the way you will enjoy open views of Mount Rainier and Mount Saint Helens. You will also cruise through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon. Visit the STP website http://cascade.org/stp

July 2-17, 2020 – Tour de Wyoming   (Wyoming)

The annual Tour de Wyoming bicycle tour is put on by Cycle Wyoming primarily to showcase cycling in Wyoming over a six day tour.  The route changes every year and attracts cyclists from around the state, the nation, and even internationally.  Limited to 350 participants, entry is via lottery with registration into the lottery open in mid February and closing by the end of the month. Visit the website   Cycle Wyoming

August 8, 2020 – Le Tour de Koocanusa   (Libby, MT)

David Thompson Search and Rescue presents the fourth annual Le Tour de Koocanusa. The ride takes place in beautiful Northwest Montana. Following the 83 mile bike ride, which tours the breathtaking shoreline of Lake Koocanusa, riders will enjoy an awesome Post-Ride Blues Music Festival. For more information, visit Le Tour de Koocanusa website.

August 8-14, 2020 – Cycle Greater Yellowstone   (Wyoming & MT)

Cycle Greater Yellowstone is an epic, week-long bike tour in Montana and Wyoming featuring some of the most spectacular settings on Earth. It is a fully supported ride that’s so well planned that all you have to do is eat, sleep and ride – although we’ll provide plenty more to do in between. For more information, visit the Cycle Greater Yellowstone website.

August ?? – Blacktail Hill Climb

The Blacktail Hill Climb is a 13.5 mile part paved/part gravel hill climb from the Tamarack Brewing Company in Lakeside, MT to the Blacktail Mountain Ski Area. For more details, visit the Blacktail Hill Climb website.

August ?? – York 38 Special / Spirit of 76 / Lucky 13 Family Ride – Mountain Bike Rides

Challenging and exciting mountain bike rides of breathtaking scenery through the Big Belt Mountains in the Helena National Forest. The York 38 Special: 38 miles gaining 3000 vertical feet from its lowest point in Nelson to Indian Flats. The Spirit of 76: Twice the loop – twice the fun – 76 miles. The Lucky 13 Family ride: 13 miles from York to Vigilante Campground and back. Visit the York 38 Special website for more details.

September  ?? – West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycle Tour   (Yellowstone)

The West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycle Tour is a terrific way to wind down a summer of riding and a unique way to experience Yellowstone National Park.  Fall is a gorgeous time to be in Yellowstone, the elk are bugling, the aspens have turned to gold, and the thermal areas are relatively free of crowds. The supported ride is sixty miles round trip, with options available for one way travel. Cyclists in the tour can take advantage of two feed stations, three sag wagons, on-course bike mechanics, and end the day with a group meal.  The tour is limited by the National Park Service to the first 350 riders. For more information, visit the West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycle Tour website.