Bearmouth to Drummond Ride Report 4/2/2022

Post event report:

Two intrepid long time MBC riders braved the Spring in Montana Weather on Saturday, 4/2/2022. Larry and Carl's Grand Spring Adventure of 34 miles in 2 hours 33 minutes! Due to wind they made the smart decision to start in Drummond with a strong wind from the west so it was a head-windy, light snow and rain conditions. Temperature was a glorious 39 degrees. With everything extra they brought for inclement weather they set out for Bearmouth.

Selfie of 2 ridersBikes at rest stop

They received challenges from multiple hills, seemingly slow in nature due to the headwind. The lead was swapped so there was time to rest and get a bit warmer. The turnaround was graced with a great one-hole cement toilet, a welcome sight! The return was a tailwind assisted blast with overall average speed 13.3mi/h with a max of 36.9mi/h. Cruising up hills and flying down the other side with a strong tailwind is how every ride should end. The route was quickly completed despite dodging the Cow Pies! Great ride with lots of conversation and humor. Drummond was quickly in view and we loaded the bikes and headed home.

Pre-ride information:

Saturday, April 2, 12:00 PM, Bearmouth to Drummond (34 mi. out & back) on the Frontage Road. The Bearmouth exit is approximately 30 miles east of Missoula at exit 138. Take exit 138, turn left at the stop sign, go under the interstate and over the Clarkfork River. Turn right and park at the parking lot. There is plenty of parking and a vault toilet. Course is a lightly traveled road with rolling hills.

Meet at Playfair Park south parking lot off of Stephens Ave. in Missoula to arrange shuttles to Bearmouth.

  • Ride name:  Bearmouth to Drummond Ride
  • Date: April 2, 2022
  • Start time: 12 noon at the Bearmouth exit
  • Gathering place: Gather at 11:00 AM at Playfair Park south parking lot off of Stephens Ave. in Missoula to shuttle to Bearmouth.
  • Distance in miles: 34
  • Pace:  Moderate approx. 10-14mph
  • Planned stops: Stop in Drummond before returning
  • Leader: Larry Lockwood, phone: 406-439-7854, email: [email protected]

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