Rides and Events

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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. If you would like to see our Google calendar of future events, please click here. All Missoula Bicycle Club sponsored rides will be listed with an asterisk (*) preceding the ride name. We will 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 will 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. 

Events will also be listed chronologically below with more information about the ride or event. Some events will offer an option to sign up (RSVP) so that we can have an idea of how many people to expect for the event.

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 09:15 AM

    Greg's Gravel Grind 06/26/2021

    Greg's Gravel Grind

     If you want to learn a little bit about riding off the pavement this could be the ride for you.  Mountain bikes, cyclocross bikes, and city bikes will work just fine. Traditional road style bikes will probably want to have at least 28mm or greater than 1 inch size tires. This is a relatively flat slow paced ride of about 10-12 miles (2 hr) along the Kim Trail and around the Canyon River golf course on city/county trails. 90% of the ride will be on gravel surfaces. There are restrooms available about 200 yards East of the Higgins Bridge. No food stops are available on the trail, but after the finish the Saturday Farmers Market at Caras Park will be in full swing. This is a no drop ride so we will be stopping at key turns along the route to regroup. Bear Spray is not required but highly recommended. I have never seen a bear along this ride, but there was a bear by the Orange Street Market, Sacajawea Park, down Woodford St. to the University this Spring.  If you are up for a challenge there is an optional steep short hill climb up to the Milltown overlook, or a short optional ride thru a field on a path to the Milltown tunnel that is flat. This ride is designed to give people a taste of off the pavement riding.

    Ride name:  Greg's Gravel Grind

    • Date:  6/26/2019
    • Start time:  9:15 AM
    • Gathering place:  Parking lot east of Boone and Crockett Club, Missoula, MT 
    • Distance in miles:  10-12
    • Duration in time:  2 hours 
    • Pace:  slow
    • Planned stops: Bottom of Deer Creek Road  
    • Leader is: Greg Hejtmanek, [email protected], (808) 258-9016

    We invite anyone to join us and discover the joy of riding with a companionable group of like minded bicyclists. Due to insurance concerns, members can ride as often as they like and first time participants will be warmly welcomed. If you would like to continue riding with us during the 2021 biking season you must be a member.

  • Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    MBC Ride - Missoula Neighborhood Greenways, a Sampling - 07/10/2021

    Check back closer to the date for any changes.

    Join members of the Missoula Bicycle Club as Bob leads them around an introduction to some of the Missoula Neighborhood Greenway System. Neighborhood Greenways are selected low volume streets designated for preferred use by bike riders and pedestrians. The City of Missoula has designated a number of these streets as Neighborhood Greenways. We will have frequent stops to discuss the pros and cons of various sections. See more information at Missoula in Motion. We may end near a variety of potential lunch establishments.

    • Ride name:  Missoula Neighborhood Greenways a Sampling
    • Date:  7/10/2021
    • Start time:  10:00 AM
    • Gathering place:  Silver Park, east pavilion
    • Distance in miles:  20
    • Duration in time:  2 hours 
    • Pace:  slow to moderate 
    • Planned stops:  TBD
    • Leader is: Bob Wachtel, [email protected], 406-218-1132

    We invite anyone to join us and discover the joy of riding with a companionable group of like minded bicyclists. Due to insurance concerns, members can ride as often as they like and first time participants will be warmly welcomed. If you would like to continue riding with us during the 2021 biking season you must be a member.