Big Dipper to Dairy Queen - Autumn Reprise 2021

"Treffen für eine Radtour" or "Incontro e giro in bicicletta"

Either way ride with us on Saturday, October 23, 1:30 PM, on our first regular Saturday Fun Ride. Check back on our website events page for continuing Saturday or Sunday Fun Rides during the continuing biking weather this Fall. Times, routes, and leaders will change as we plan additional rides this Fall.

Meet at the Big Dipper on Higgins @ 6th and ride the Milwaukee Trail, Bitterroot Trail, South Hills Trail, a short dirt single track, and several moderate city streets to make our way back to Higgins Ave at the Dairy Queen. Gather early if you want a Big Dipper ice cream and we will work off some calories to provide room for a no-host reward of a Dairy Queen treat at the end. See map below, please notice the alternate route section in yellow. This alternate was added at 9:00 am on Thursday, 10/21/2021 due to the discovered condition of the latest chip seal on Russel in the bike lane. This map can be loaded onto your smartphone if so desired for reference during the ride.

  • Ride name: Big Dipper to Dairy Queen (the long way around)  
  • Date: October 23, 2021
  • Start time: 1:30 PM 
  • Gathering place: Big Dipper Ice Cream
  • Distance in miles: 13.5 miles
  • Pace:  Moderate (max flat speed 13 mph)
  • Planned stops: Possible short stop at Fort Missoula Regional Park (restrooms usually open), End at Dairy Queen on Higgins
  • Leader: Bob Wachtel, phone: 406-218-1132, email: [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 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 2021 biking season please become a member. Join or renew your membership now and your membership will continue until December 2022.

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.


October 23, 2021 at 1:30pm - 3pm
Big Dipper Ice Cream
631 S Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
United States
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Bob Wachtel ·
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