Ride and Event List

The chronological listing below displays upcoming Missoula Bicycle Club sponsored rides, meetings of members and Board of Directors, and some other biking related Regional Events. Events listed chronologically below will provide a link to the specific event page with full details about the ride or event and the option to sign up (RSVP) so that we can have an idea of how many people to expect at the event.

If you would like to see our Google calendar of events, please click here. All Missoula Bicycle Club sponsored rides will be listed with an asterisk (*) preceding the ride name. We may also be posting rides sponsored by other organizations from around the area on this calendar. These will be indicated by a colored background on the calendar. Also listed may be local casual rides that will have no specific sponsor, anyone will be welcomed to join.

Missoula Bicycle Club welcomes all cyclists to join us on our sponsored rides. Club members may attend as many rides as they like and first time guests are welcome also. If you continue to ride with us, our insurance coverage requires that you become a member of the club.  

Lead a ride or suggest a ride route.  Volunteer to lead one of the MBC rides on our calendar or submit a request to add your favorite ride to our calendar.  It's fun, you'll meet some great people and no experience is required.  Contact our ride leader coordinator for details. 

 

  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 01:00 PM

    Big Dipper to Dairy Queen Ride 2022

    Now is the time to break out your favorite early season bike and ride with us as we explore some features of Missoula. Hopefully, the weather be comfortable and safe for this easy, early season ride. In an effort to continue a previous tradition, we will gather at the Big Dipper on Higgins and ride mostly multi-use trails and bike lanes, with some short segments of residential streets.

    If you would like a pre-ride ice cream at the Big Dipper, please arrive early so that we can begin the ride at 1:00 PM. If you plan to ride, please RSVP below. An RSVP will help the leader contact you if there are any late changes. If necessary due to unsafe conditions, Bob will issue a cancellation by 11:00 AM on Saturday 2/19 to all who have RSVP'd.

    Rider requirements and responsibilities:

    • A helmet is required for all participants.
    • All participants will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of risk (once per calendar year).
    • All participants must check-in with the ride leader.
    • While we are riding as a group, each individual rider is responsible for complying with all traffic regulations as an independent vehicle operator.
    • Due to continuing COVID-19 considerations please bring a face mask for times when we may not be able to maintain safe distances. We will also be maintaining appropriate distances between riders during the ride.

    See map below for our potential routes with a 1st and 2nd choice depending on the weather. Feel free to let me know if you have a preference between the options. Use the comment box below the RSVP.

    • Ride name:  Big Dipper to Dairy Queen ride
    • Date:  February 19, 2022
    • Start time:  1:00 PM
    • Gathering place:  Big Dipper Ice Cream, 631 S. Higgins
    • Distance in miles:  13.5 miles or 8 miles
    • Duration in time:  approximately 2 hours
    • Pace:  Moderate 10 - 13 mph
    • Planned stops: Big Dipper gathering and calorie intake if desired, Dairy Queen for after ride refreshment if desired.
    • Leader is: Bob Wachtel, email: [email protected] 

    We invite anyone to join us and discover the joy of riding with a companionable group of like minded bicyclists. Due to insurance policy requirements, members can ride as often as they like and first time participants may either join or sign a waiver to participate in this ride. If you would like to continue riding with us during the 2022 biking season you must become a member.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE - E-Bike restrictions on Missoula Bicycle Club rides:

    We will welcome e-bike users to participate in MBC events as long as the e-bike is what is known as a Class 1 e-bike. Class 1 e-bikes will engage the electric motor only when the bike is being pedaled by the rider and will disengage the electric motor when the speed exceeds 20 miles per hour. If your e-bike does not meet these qualifications, do not bring it to an MBC ride. You can review our complete policy definition "Definition of Vehicles Permitted in MBC Sponsored Events" using the preceding link.

    Using the map:

    The map defaults to showing both route options. Click on the box in the upper left corner of the map header to access the legend and controls. Uncheck the box for the route you do not want to view. You can zoom in on the map using the + in the lower left corner then scroll around. You can also open the map in a new window using the segmented box in the upper right corner of the map header. You can also load this map into your smartphone to allow you to follow the route during the ride.