Shirley's Ride - 2021 Missoula Bicycle Club

Welcome to SHIRLEY'S RIDE page!

Be SURE to RSVP on this page to reserve a space on this ride. The first 100 MBC MEMBERS who RSVP (must also ride) will receive a free ice cream cone coupon at the registration table. Individual members = one free ice cream cone coupon, and Family Memberships = two free ice cream cone coupons.

Here's where the rubber (bike tire, that is) meets the bikepath! 

Again, if you want to go on SHIRLEY'S RIDE on July 24, you MUST RSVP on this page to hold your place!

But if you want to go on the ride AND ALSO BE ELIGIBLE for a free ice cream cone coupon (up to 100 free coupons for cones are available) you MUST ALSO BE A MEMBER (annual memberships, $15 for individuals and $20 for families). All riders will need to sign a waiver at the start to participate on the ride, unless a waiver has already been signed on a previous ride this year. 

TO JOIN GO TO using this link: Our Membership page.

We will track a chronological list of the RSVPs received and will also track memberships to make sure riders who show up are eligible for the free ice cream coupons. (Your name must be on our list for check in during registration.) For riders who did not RSVP in advance of the event, and arrive at Silver Park during registration: you may go on the ride (after signing a waiver) but will not be eligible for the ice cream coupons.


Braxton_SHIRLEYS_RIDE_LR.jpg The 11-mile ride begins and ends at the Silver Park shelter house just west of the PaddleHeads baseball park at 700 Cregg Lane. Arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 to sign in, receive your coupon, and socialize before the ride leaves at 9:00 AM sharp. We will be traveling in groups along Missoula's shared use trails mostly, with some occasional road riding as well (Spurgin Rd. and 3rd Ave., etc.), plus a 30-minute rest stop about halfway at the Fort Missoula Historical Museum to visit the Slide Rock Lookout. Sam and Shirley Braxton and baby Bart spent the summer of 1952 working for the Forest Service there!

Individual members (who sign up for and come on the ride) will receive one free ice cream cone coupon, and Family Memberships will receive two free ice cream cone coupons at the start. All riders will need to sign a waiver at the start to participate on the ride, unless a waiver has already been signed on a previous ride this year.

With this ride we honor our former devoted member Shirley Elin Braxton, who supported MBC for decades via the Braxton Bike Shop. A well-loved member of our bicycling community, Shirley completed many TOSRV-West rides, countless club rides, rode across the Trans-America Bicycle Trail, and rode her birthday bike rides into her 80s. She passed away on Nov. 24, 2020. Funds were collected (some from MBC and MOBI members) to enrich her life at The Village retirement home. Little of those funds could be used, however, although they were preserved in "Shirley's Fun Money" jar. She would, no doubt, joyously approve of a big ice cream celebration in her honor, so I do hope we get a nice big bicycling crowd to celebrate her contributions to bicycling in Western Montana.

If you have comments you would like to share about Shirley, please visit our Remembering Shirl page and add your comments.

P.S. All are welcome! You need not have known Shirley but you no doubt will share her bicycling spirit!

I am the organizer, June Siple, and an MBC board member. If you have questions feel free to contact me at <[email protected]>.

  • Ride name: SHIRLEY'S RIDE
  • Date: Saturday, 7/24/2021
  • Sign-in 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Start time: 9:00 AM
  • Start/End Point: Silver Park shelter house, just west of PaddleHeads baseball stadium at 700 Cregg Lane
  • Distance in miles: 11
  • Pace:  Your choice
  • Planned stops: Fort Missoula Historic Museum grounds at “Slide Rock Lookout” tower.
  • Leader: June Siple, <[email protected]>

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 can may go on 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 2021 biking season please become a member.

July 24, 2021 at 8:00am - 11am
Silver Park east shelterhouse
700 Cregg Ln
Missoula, MT 59801
United States
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