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, August 20, 2022 at 09:00 AM

    MBC Ride - Missoula Neighborhood Greenways, a Sampling - 08/20/2022

    Check back closer to the date for any changes.

    Do you have children heading back to school soon or are you looking for more friendly biking routes around Missoula? 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.

    See this interactive map for the planned route, the red route. The map includes full mapping of the Missoula Biking System as of June 2022. You can turn off layers to make the route more visible using the checkboxes in the Legend activated by clicking on the box in the upper left corner of the map title bar. You can expand the map by clicking on the expansion square icon in the upper right corner of the map title bar. Scroll to the bottom of the legend to switch to satellite view. This map can be saved to your smartphone if desired. Bob attempts to update this map periodically and those updates will appear when you reload the map in the future.

    • Ride name:  Missoula Neighborhood Greenways a Sampling
    • Date:  Saturday 8/20/2022
    • Start time:  9:00 AM
    • Gathering place:  Silver Park, east pavilion
    • Distance in miles:  14
    • Duration in time:  2 hours 
    • Pace:  slow to moderate 
    • Planned stops:  TBD
    • Leader is: Bob Wachtel - leader contact information will be provided in the autoresponse email you will receive after you RSVP below.

    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 2022 biking season you please become be a member.

    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.

    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 or complete policy definition "Definition of Vehicles Permitted in MBC Sponsored Events" using the preceding link.

    When submitting your RSVP, please note that the number box below "How many other people, other than yourself, are you bringing?" is asking for additional people other than your self. A zero already includes yourself as 1.

  • Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 09:00 AM
    Rattlesnake Recreation Area in Missoula, MT

    Show & Go Sunday ride 8/21/2022

    Welcome to the first of Missoula Bicycle Club sponsored Show & Go rides. We will be posting these MBC sponsored rides through the end of this year's riding season. These rides will be casual recreational rides for those who would enjoy a bike ride in Montana's prime riding season. Leaders and routes will vary each week depending on availability. Check back frequently for see if the next ride is one you would love. All Show & Go rides will be paced so that no one is left behind.

    Please RSVP if you’re considering joining the ride so that you will be provided the leader's contact information and can be informed of any late-breaking changes (e.g., weather-related cancellation, more details on ride specifics, etc.).

    Riding surface will be dirt road improved & rough. 

    • Ride name: Rattlesnake Recreation Area, Franklin Bridge - Show & Go
    • Date: 8/21/2022
    • Start time: 9:00 AM
    • Gathering place: Great Harvest Bread Co., 1407  S. Higgins Ave.
    • Distance in miles: 30 miles
    • Pace:  Moderate (5 to 10 mph hilly)
    • Planned stops: Turn-around at Franklin Bridge
    • Leader: Carl Ammons - leader contact information will be provided in the autoresponse email you will receive after you RSVP below.

    We invite anyone to join us and discover the joy of riding with a companionable group of like minded bicyclists. Our insurance requires that all participants sign a waiver. Members may participate in MBC rides as often as they like after signing a waiver that covers the entire year. First-time participants may try out MBC as a guest on a ride with us and will be warmly welcomed, then must join to go on any future rides. If you would like to continue riding with us during the 2022 biking season please become a member.

    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 and trail courtesies 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.

    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 or complete policy definition "Definition of Vehicles Permitted in MBC Sponsored Events" using the preceding link.


    When submitting your RSVP, please note that the number box below "How many other people, other than yourself, are you bringing?" is asking for additional people other than your self. A zero already includes yourself as 1.