Upcoming Event:

MOBI Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th 7:00 p.m.

Adventure Cycling Association meeting room, 150 E. Pine

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.  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.

 


PDF Version of the Spring Ride List

FEBRUARY

Saturday, February 28, 3:00pm, 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.


MARCH

Sunday, March 1, 12:00pm, 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.

Saturday, March 7, 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 8, 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 14, 12:00am, 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 15, 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 21, 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.

Sunday, March 22, 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! Tina Mainey, 544-5807.

Saturday, March 28, 11:00am, 30th 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 30 years we're stuck on the ride's name! John Crull 543-3230.

Sunday, March 29, 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.


APRIL

Saturday, April 4, 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 5, 11:00am, 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.

Saturday, April 11, 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 12, 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 18-19, 19th 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 18, 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 19, 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 25, 10:00am, Corvallis Cruise (60 mi.) Meet at the Exxon Station 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 26, 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.


MAY

Saturday, May 2, 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.

Sunday, May 3, 11:00am, Two Creek One Canyon Ride (45 mi.) This Saturday's May 3 ride isn't long on total miles, but what we lack in distance will be made up with some solid hill climbs. After meeting at McCormick Park we'll venture up O'Brien Creek for our first hill. Then we'll make our way over to Miller Creek Rd. to the Upper Miller valley and ascend Trails End Rd, a fun cycling route up and over to the Bitterroot River. After climbing back over Trails End we will easy pedal over to Pattee Creek (by way of 39th) and our final climb up Pattee Canyon Rd. to pavement's end. We'll bolt down Pattee and back to McCormick. Garrett Gunter, ggunter@bresnan.net.

*overnight ride* Saturday-Sunday, May 9-10, 29th annual Georgetown Lake Loop (110 mi.) Starting in Deer Lodge, we'll ride to Anaconda and up to Georgetown Lake. Riding down into Philipsburg, where we spend the night, we'll explore the candy store and other funky shops before dinner. Sunday we'll complete the loop through Drummond. $10 deposit required for sign up. Julie Huck, msbicycle@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 9, 10:30am, The Lake County De-Velo-pment (33 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.

Sunday, May 10, 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.

Saturday, May 16, 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 17, 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 Lightfoot Cycles at 9:15am. David Barth, david.e.barth@gmail.com.

*overnight ride* Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24, 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 23, 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 24, 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.

May 30-31, Sat-Sun - 226 miles - 45th Annual TOSRV West 2015
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