Missoulians on Bicycles (MOBI) is a nonprofit organization established to promote cycling in western Montana. Since 1976 the bike club has hosted the Tour of the Swan River Valley-TOSRV West and the Western Montana Hill Climb Championships. Join MOBI
Photo: Tom Robertson
MOBI 2013 Holiday Potluck: Wednesday, December 4th 6:30p.m.
Join your fellow Missoulian Cyclists at the annual MOBI Holiday Potluck. The Potluck begins at 6:30 and will feature, at 7:30, a slide presentation and telling of tall tales by Tom Robertson. Tom will share pictures and stories about two bike tours in Europe, done almost back to back. One, a mountain bike tour in the Swiss Alps where a touring company shuttles luggage. The other, a road bike tour in Belgium where we take ultra-lite touring to the road. Which country has the best beer? Which country has the best croissants? Two countries, each with 3 official languages. That's 6 languages in all, and none of them were English. How did we communicate? Where did we sleep?
Holiday Potluck will be located at The Spirit of Peace Alternative Catholic Comminity Church:
The 37th Annual Western Montana Hill Climb Championships -
Only thirty-three cyclists came to the starting line for this year’s Hill Climb. The low turn out couldn’t be attributed to the weather. It was a cold morning but with clear skies and a bright sun that quickly warmed the course. Lewis Eliot took first place in the men’s division with a 13:43. Lewis first rode the Hill Climb in 1992 when he set a record for the 12 and under category that still stands today. In 1994 his family moved away from Missoula, but he always had an ambition to return to ride the Hill Climb as an adult. And this year he traveled from his home in Arizona to win the overall title. Josh Martel took second with a 14:40. In the women’s division Tarmara Bessette took first place with a 16:36. This was her fourth time to take the title. Scarlet Kaplan, last year’s winner, was second with a 17:32. Read further for all the results.
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Club Ride Photos
Mission Mountains Ride
Georgetown Lake Loop
Trail of the Coeur d'Alene