Upcoming Rides:

*overnight ride* Sunday, May 28-29
Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes (25 mi.) 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.

Saturday, May 28, 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.

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!



TOSRV West . June 4 - 5, 2016 

   

 Montana's Bicycle Touring Classic . 200 Cyclists

 Sponsored by: Missoulians On Bicycles 

The Tour of the Swan River Valley West (TOSRV West) is a two-day, 226 mile, challenging bicycle tour through western Montana's most scenic areas. It was established in 1970 as a recreational and social event rather than a race. Missoulians On Bicycles, the event organizer, provides food stops, baggage shuttle and overnight arrangements so that you can concentrate on enjoying the cycling. TOSRV West is modeled after the original TOSRV (Tour of the Scioto River Valley) in Ohio. (www.tosrv.org)

On Saturday we'll ride up along the Blackfoot and Clearwater rivers to Seeley Lake for lunch and then on to Bigfork for dinner and overnight. On Sunday we'll ride alongside Flathead Lake and south along the Mission Mountains to return to Missoula - the classic,scenic TOSRV West.

Available again for 2016: A bus shuttle will run from Bigfork to Missoula on Saturday, June 4. The bus will leave Bigfork at 7:30PM and arrive at the University of Montana campus at approximately 10:00PM. The bus shuttle provides a one-day ride option for those with time constraints or competing obligations and will haul bikes and luggage as well. In addition to transporting those with reservations, seats may be available for riders with mechanical/physical challenges on Saturday evening on a first-come, first served basis. The shuttle will run only if we have a minimum of 10 riders signed up in advance. Cost for the shuttle is $25.00, payable in advance on your TOSRV registration form.

TOSRV West is also an annual fundraiser for our club, a non-profit group established to promote bicycling in western Montana. In the past we have made donations to: Adventure Cycling Association, Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation, Friends to Youth, Missoula Bike/Ped Office, Watson Children's Center, Camp Mak-A-Dream, Hellgate Radio Club, Potomac 4-H Club, Seeley Lake Senior Citizens Center, Bigfork Elementary School, Potomac Community Center, Arlee Fire Department, Ronan Boy Scouts, Condon Community Center, and Arlee Girl Scouts.

We hope you enjoy this Montana Classic as much as we enjoy sponsoring it. View more history on the event.

Tour Director Tim Marchant bike@tosrvwest.org.

Ride details  & registration

 

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2016 Sponsors:

Abby Carpet

Campus Quick Copy

Le Petit Outre

Odwalla

Break Espresso

Montana BMW Club