Upcoming Rides:

Bearmouth to Helmville
Saturday, July 12 (78 mi.)
Meet at Eastgate parking lot at 8:00 a.m. and carpool for a 9:00 a.m. start on the frontage road at Bearmouth, off I 90 Exit 138. Ride to Drummond, stop for snacks at the Conoco, and, just beyond Drummond, head north on Hwy 271 for 5 mile climb and a 12 mile gradual descent through wide open country to Helmville and lunch at the Copper Queen Saloon.

Alberton Railroad Days
Saturday, July 19 (70 mi.)
Meet at Wheat Montana, 3rd and Reserve. An early 8:00 a.m. start for today's ride out Big Flat and Nine Mile Road to Alberton will get us there in time for the Railroad Days Parade. Lots of food vendors (pie, hot dogs, burritos) and a gunfight outside the bar at noon. Wooo! Wooo! Construction on I 90 Is nearly complete and riding the wide shoulder between Huson and Ninemile (less than 3 miles) is again possible. And the frontage road from Ninemile to Alberton is in good condition. An alternative to the short stretch of I 90 goes through Sixmile and to the Remount Station with several miles of well packed gravel.

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

 


Party Time!

MOBI Annual Club Picnic


Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 6:00 pm at Pineview Park.

Everyone is welcome for a MOBI Picnic Potluck and BBQ at Pineview Park. Bring something to grill, a dish to share with the group, and stories and suggestions of summer rides. MOBI will provide the grill, drinks and utensils. No glass containers, please.




Summer Rides Posted


Check out the new rides posted on our ride page. There are Saturday rides posted on the calendar. Ray has worked hard compiling a new set of rides for the summer. Most of the rides will correlate with an area cultural event. Join the club, get on your bike, and enjoy Western Montana's exciting summer activities with your MOBI friends.


TOSRV Cyclists:

Thanks to all of you who enjoyed the sunshine (and braved wind, rain, and traffic) on the 44th annual Tour of the Swan River Valley. I would argue that it’s one of the biggest cycling challenges in the Pacific Northwest, and you completed it! To paraphrase the old saying: if TOSRV was easy, everyone would be doing it.

We had possibly the widest range of ages among cyclists that I’ve ever seen as Director. From a 10 and 11 year-old, who each completed 90 miles over the course of the Tour, to a 72 year-old rider who completed the entire 226! The average age was 48. There were 29 women and 74 men registered to ride. We had riders from 10 states: AR, CO, Fl, IA, MO, MT, OH, WA, and WY!

I can’t reflect on this year’s Tour without I express my gratitude to the dozens of volunteers who make it all possible. From the Potomac 4-H, the Seeley Lake Senior Citizens, Ed and Karen Anne at Condon, and the Bigfork Elementary School on Day One, to the Boy Scouts in Ronan, and Margie and the Girl Scouts at the Arlee Pie Stop on Day Two.

The Support Team: John Crull who was our mechanic on Saturday, and Bruce Baty, from REI, who wrenched for us on Sunday, both on last-minute duty. The Hellgate Amateur Radio Club and the Montana BMW Club who tracked our safety every inch of the way. Rick Stephens and Wayne Kruse, who hauled our equipment and luggage (and maybe sagged a rider or two!). Lech and Julie, without whom none of this would be possible! And ALL of the indefatigable Missoulians On Bicycles, Inc. members who are so very generous with their time and energy.

And YOU – the cyclists! I am continually amazed by your perseverance and commitment to fitness and fun. Whether you ride a single speed cruiser or a carbon fiber racer, you have impressed me with your willingness to help each other and your sense of humor, when it would be much easier to do something else. I am lucky to count you among my friends, one and all.

Remember, to keep your balance you must keep moving! We look forward to seeing you at the 45th Tour of the Swan River Valley, on May 30 and 31, 2015.

Tour Director: Tim Marchant


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