Upcoming Rides:

Saturday, February 27, 2:00pm
Big Dipper to the DQ Meet at the Big Dipper, Higgins and 5th, for a sweet start to the cycling season. we'll ride off a few calories around town before we head to the DQ.

Sunday, February 28, 11:00am
River City Grill Meet at Eastgate for an easy jaunt to work off yesterday's ice cream and refuel with a hearty lunch at River City Grill.



The calendar below lists MOBI rides and other Regional Events.  MOBI rides are preceeded by a star (*).  Missoulians on Bicycles welcomes all cyclists to join us on our rides. Club members may attend as many rides as they like; first time guests are welcome too. Soon, you can also download a PDF version of our ride list. If you continue to ride with us, our insurance coverage requires that you join the club.  

Lead a ride.  Volunteer to lead one of the starred (*) rides on our calendar  or add your favorite ride to our calendar.  It's fun, you'll meet some great people and no experience is required.  Contact Ray Johnson, rwj1448@yahoo.com. You can view our ride leader guidelines.

 


FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 27, 2:00pm, Big Dipper to the DQ Meet at the Big Dipper, Higgins and 5th, for a sweet start to the cycling season. we'll ride off a few calories around town before we head to the DQ. Wayne Kruse, 721-3095.

Sunday, February 28, 11:00am, River City Grill Meet at Eastgate for an easy jaunt to work off yesterday's ice cream and refuel with a hearty lunch at River City Grill. Wayne Kruse, 721-3095.


MARCH

Saturday, March 5, 12:00pm, Frenchtown Frenzy for Fries and Frolic (30 mi.) - Leave from the Mullan Station, Mullan Road and N. Reserve. Breakfast or burgers at Frenchtown with several return route options. Always a well attended ride! Can we set a record? Tom & Sue Roy, 728-8319.

Sunday, March 6, 11:00am, Tour de Turah (25mi.) - Leave from Eastgate Center for a picnic at Turah Campground. Bring a sandwich or buy snacks at the campground store. Garrett Gunter, 552-3733, ggunter@bresnan.net.

Saturday, March 12, 12:00pm, Clinton-Starvation Creek (38 mi.) Leave from Eastgate Center. Ride the frontage roads to Clinton and follow the pavement to Starvation Creek. Double back and fuel up on corn dogs and chocolate milk at the Clinton Market. John Crull, 543-3230.

Sunday, March 13, 11:00am, Happy Trails Lolo Bike/ Ped Trail (38 mi.) Meet at the Conoco in Lolo and ride the bike path to Bass Creek Campground for a snack stop and then back to Florence for lunch at Cafe Firenze (great soup). Lech Szumera, 207-1225.

Saturday, March 19, 10:00am, Bitterroot Bramble (54+ mi.) Meet at the Park and Ride lot 3 miles south of Lolo. Ride the bike path to Bell Crossing. Turn east, cross the river and take Willoughby Lane into the rolling hills of the East Side. Enjoy stunning views of the Bitterroots and meander down to Stevi for lunch at a local restaurant. Head back on the path or explore back roads and a few miles of gravel on the way back to Florence. Norman Singley, normsingley@gmail.com. 370-3739. *Option of meeting us at the Stevi Subway at 10:45am and just do the 20 mile south loop with us.

Sunday, March 20, 11:00am, Frenchtown Pond via Frontage Road (40 mi.) Meet at the west end of Safeway's lot on Broadway. Ride out the north side to the Wye and take the north frontage road to Frenchtown Pond. Bring a sandwich - swimming optional! Still needs a ride leader.

Saturday, March 26, 11:00am, 31th Annual Potomac Awful Burger (55 mi.) Leave from Eastgate Center and ride Highway 200 to Potomac. Lunch at Cully's Bar and Grill. The Awful Burger isn't on the menu anymore but after 31 years we're stuck on the ride's name! John Crull 543-3230. *Option of meeting us at Milltown Town Pump at 11:15am.

Sunday, March 27, 10:00am, Easter Tour of the Town (50 mi.) Meet at Eastgate Center. Hop on the bunny trail for a pavement tour up the Rattlesnake, Grant Creek, Miller Creek and Pattee Creek Canyon drainages. Chris Jauquet, 593-0032, chrjau@gmail.com.


APRIL

Saturday, April 2, 11:00am, Ninemile- Frank Winkler Memorial ( 55 mi.) Meet at Mullan Station, corner of Mullan and N. Reserve. Ride to Ninemile for a picnic on the porch at the historic Ninemile Ranger Station (one short stretch of well graded gravel). Bring food and snacks. Eleanor Morris, morris5@earthlink.net.

Sunday, April 3, 11:00am, Lunch at the River Edge in Alberton (54 mi.) Meet at the Wye Travel Plaza. Ride from the Wye to the River Edge restaurant in Alberton via the 9 Mile Ranger Station. There is a short couple of miles of graded gravel by the ranger station. Sally and Alden Wright, 542-1966, biking@fastmail.fm.

Saturday, April 09, 11:00am, Lolo Lulu (60 mi.) Meet at Fort Fizzle. Plan a lulu of a large lunch at the visitor center at Lolo pass. Enjoy the view back along Lolo creek! One of our prettiest rides. Diana Bjorgen, 327-9697.

Sunday, April 10, 10:00am, Stevi Cheeseburger Boogie (55 mi.) Leave from Montana Lil's, Brooks and Reserve. Ride paved roads and bike path to Stevensville for lunch at a local restaurant and return. We'll meet up at 10:30 a.m. at the Lolo Conoco with those who want to start there. Ray Johnson, rwj1448@yahoo.com, 239-1448.

*overnight ride* Saturday-Sunday, April 16-17, 20th Annual Hot Springs Ride Starting in Ravalli, ride through beautiful countryside to Plains for lunch and then to Hot Springs. See Oreo cows, bluebirds, bighorn sheep and yaks! Soak in the fabulous hot springs at the Symes Hotel and enjoy live evening entertainment. Return on Sunday through scenic Camas Prairie. 62 miles Saturday and 41 miles Sunday. $10 deposit by April 10. RSVP – Diane Norem, 728-4126, drnorem@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 16, 10:00am, Happy Trails, Lolo- Hamilton, The Legend Continues (78 mi.) Meet at the Conoco in Lolo and ride the completed bicycle/ pedestrian path to Hamilton. Lunch in Hamilton but bring trail snacks. The ride will return via the west or east side roads. Nancy Newcomer, nwnewcomer@msn.com.

Sunday, April 17, 10:00am, Lunch at Lubrecht (60 mi.) Meet at Le Petit Outre Bakery on 4th St.W. Ride out Highway 200 to the Lubrecht Forest and a picnic in the woods. Chris Jauquet,593-0032, chrjau@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 23, 10:00am, Corvallis Cruise (60 mi.) Meet at the Town Pump Food Store in Woodside (the Corvallis junction with Highway 93). The route will be a circuitous loop on both the west and east sides of the Bitterroot Valley. Map and other pertinent information will be available at pre-ride meeting. Tim Marchant, 250-7228.

Sunday, April 24, 11:00am, Big Flat-Six Mile (54 mi.) Leave from Wheat Montana, 3rd & Reserve. Ride the Big Flat and Mullan Road to Frenchtown. Then take the north frontage road to the end of the pavement at Six Mile. Stay on Mullan to Reserve on the return. Chris Fox, 291-1327.

Saturday, April 30 No ride today (0 mi.)


MAY

Sunday, May 1, 11:00am, Two Creek One Canyon Ride (45 mi.) After meeting at McCormick Park we'll ride the bike path west, then up O'Brien Creek. Next we'll head over on Blue Mountain to Upper Miller Creek and over and up Trails End Rd. Finally the ride will go up Pattee Canyon and back to McCormick Park. Close to home, but nice climbs and views along the way! Garrett Gunter, ggunter@bresnan.net.

Saturday, May 7, 10:00am, Clark Fork Frontage Ride (54 mi.) Meet at the Tarkio I90 exit at 10:00am. Ride the frontage road from Tarkio to St. Regis for lunch. Bring snacks and a picnic lunch. Lech Szumera, 207-1225.

Sunday, May 8, 9:00am, Bearmouth- Helmville (74 mi.) Carpool from Eastgate Center at 8:00am. Ride starts at 9:00am. Turn left off I 90 Exit 138 and park where the frontage road begins. At 9:00 am ride the frontage road into Drummond. After restroom and snacks at the Conoco, head out of Drummond on Highway 271 for a mile and a half before turning north under the freeway. 271 climbs moderately for a few miles then granny gears for 3/4 of a mile just before the summit. Descend gradually into Helmville and lunch at the Copper Queen Saloon before the return. Laurie and Ed Stalling, lstalling@gmail.com, 214-4225.

Saturday, May 14, 9:00am, Sula to Wisdom- Paul O'Connell Memorial (80 mi.) Carpool from McCormick Park at 7:30am for a 9:00am start at the Sula Store. Double your divides and quattro your passes! With limited supplies at the Wisdom store and Big Hole weather, be prepared with back-up fuel and lunch. Norman Singley, normsingley@gmail.com, 370-3739.

Sunday, May 15, 8:00am, Painted Rocks Reservoir (87 mi.) Carpool from McCormick Park at 7:00am. for an 8:00am. start from the Coffee Cup Cafe in Hamilton. Shorten the ride to 50 miles by starting at Darby. If starting in Darby, park and meet at the old Lightfoot Cycles facility at 9:15am. David Barth, 240-2580, david.e.barth@gmail.com.

*overnight ride* Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22, Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes A 71 mile scenic paved trail from Mullan to Plummer. We will bicycle 56 miles from Mullan to Harrison on Saturday, stay in a B&B Saturday night, and bike back on Sunday. A subgroup may continue to Plummer and return to Harrison on Saturday. Since we do not anticipate car support, you should expect to carry your gear. Sally and Alden Wright, 542-1966, biking@fastmail.fm.

Saturday, May 21, 10:00am, Backroad Rollers - Stevi to Hamilton (70 mi.) Carpool from McCormick Park in Missoula at 9:00am. and leave from the Super 1 (Park and Ride - northwest corner) in Stevensville at 10:00am. Climb to quiet paved roads on both sides of the Bitterroot with valley wide vistas. The foothills provide a roller coaster of challenging ascents and fun downhills with less than 10 miles on the bike path. Stop for lunch at the Bitterroot Brewery. Wayne Vandeberg, w.vandeberg1@gmail.com, 546-0416.

Sunday, May 22, 10:30am, The Lake County De-Velo-pment (40 mi.) Carpool from McCormick Park at 9:00am for a 10:30am start at Ronan High School. Ride Round Butte Road to Back Road then northward towards Polson. Back Road intersects Kerr Dam Road south of Polson. Continue on Kerr Dam Road and eventually come to 7th Ave West. Lunch at Fiesta En Jalisco. Following lunch return to 7th Ave and ride eastward to where it meets the bike trail. Return to Ronan on the trail along 93. Milt Clark, unclemilty@bresnan.net.

Saturday, May 28 No ride today (0 mi.)

Sunday, May 29, 11:00am, Turah Taper Ride (25 mi.) Meet at Eastgate Center. You've trained hard and your legs deserve a rest. Spin easy today and again on a ride or two this week. TOSRV West will be great! Jan Grant, cjanski2@gmail.com.


JUNE

June 4-5, Sat-Sun - 226 miles - 46th Annual TOSRV West 2016
On Saturday ride up along the Blackfoot and Clearwater rivers to Seeley Lake for lunch and then on to Bigfork for dinner and overnight. On Sunday ride the length of Flathead Lake and south along the Mission Mountains to return to Missoula - the classic & scenic TOSRV West. www.tosrvwest.org.

 

Be sure to check the regional rides for other great cycling events in the area.

 

Road rides * Overnight bicycle trips * Bike tours * Group cycling events * Hill climb race