Post event report:
I scheduled this ride despite the COVID-19 restrictions since riding outside with reasonable separation between people should be pretty safe. And we don’t have very many cases in Missoula and Ravalli counties yet.
We met at the Lolo Conoco at 11 am under sunny but somewhat cool conditions. Ten of us started the bike trail ride, with half wanting to go to Florence and back. It took us just under an hour to get to Florence where 5 of us went on to the Mission Bistro restaurant in downtown Stevensville. The restaurant was closed to inside customers due the COVID-19 restrictions. We got excellent food at the restaurant and ate at it on tables in the mini-park right next to the restaurant. We recommend this as a destination for future rides. We had a tailwind on the way back and averaged over 13 mph which is fast for Sally and Alden on the tandem.
Update 3/18/2020 1:40 pm
Alden and Sally will be riding on Sunday 3/22. The plan will be to order ahead and pick up our order at Mission Bistro and then eat outside in Veteran's Memorial Park which is under two blocks from the restaurant. If you would like to join them and participate in brunch, please RSVP below and make arrangements with Mission Bistro, (406) 777-6945, for your menu options to pick-up on arrival. All other details remain the same.
We will ride from Lolo to the Mission Bistro restaurant in Stevensville for Sunday brunch. This new restaurant has very good reviews and reasonable prices. Check out http://missionbistromt.com/?page_id=8 (and scroll down) for their brunch menu with prices. We will meet at the Lolo Conoco at the junction of Highway 93 and Highway 12 at 11 am. For those who want a shorter ride, we can meet you at the Town Pump parking lot in Florence at 12:00 noon. The pace will be slow 9-12 mph.
Please RSVP below so we will know how many to expect.
- Date: Sunday, 3/22/2020
- Start time: 11:00 AM at Lolo Conoco, US 93 and US 12 or 12:00 noon at Florence Town Pump parking lot
- Gathering place: Lolo Conoco or Florence Town Pump
- Distance in miles: 37 miles from Lolo and back
- Pace: Slow, 9 - 12 mph
- Planned stops: Mission Bistro, 225 Main St, Stevensville, MT
- Leader: Alden and Sally Wright, 406-542-1966, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2020 biking season, please become a member.