Big Dipper to Dairy Queen Ride - 2/20/2021

Now is the time to break out your favorite early season bike and ride with us as we explore some features of Missoula. Hopefully, the weather which has been encouraging biking, will hold or return for this easy, early season ride. In an effort to restore a previous tradition, we will gather at the Big Dipper on Higgins and ride mostly multi-use trails and bike lanes, with some short segments of residential streets.

If you would like a pre-ride ice cream at the Big Dipper, please arrive early so that we can begin the ride at 1:00 PM. If you plan to ride, please RSVP below. An RSVP will help the leader contact you if there are any late changes.

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 will 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.

See maps below for our intended route and 2nd choice if the weather shifts too much. Feel free to let me know if you have a preference between the options. Use the comment box below the RSVP.

  • Ride name:  Big Dipper to Dairy Queen ride
  • Date:  February 20, 2021
  • Start time:  1:00 PM
  • Gathering place:  Big Dipper Ice Cream, 631 S. Higgins
  • Distance in miles:  13.5
  • Duration in time:  approximately 2 hours
  • Pace:  Moderate 10 - 13 mph or your preferred pace
  • Planned stops: Big Dipper gathering and calorie intake if desired, Dairy Queen for after ride refreshment if desired.
  • Leader is: Bob Wachtel, email: [email protected], cell phone: 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 policy requirements, members can ride as often as they like and first time participants may either join or sign a waiver to participate in this ride. If you would like to continue riding with us during the 2021 biking season you must become a member.

Option #1 - 13 miles

Option #2 - 8 miles

February 20, 2021 at 1:00pm - 3pm
Milwaukee Trail +
631 S Higgins
Missoula, MT 59801
United States
Google map and directions
Bob Wachtel ·

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  • Mandy Hale
    commented 2021-02-09 15:29:02 -0700
    I will probably be joining the group at the Milwaukee Trail/Johnson St. intersection, just behind Riversong Gourmet. That’s about 2 miles from where the group will start – how long past 1 pm do you think it will be before the group gets to my location?
  • Bob Wachtel
    rsvped 2021-02-08 13:11:50 -0700
  • Bob Wachtel
    published this page in Ride and Event List 2021-02-08 12:51:39 -0700