Post event report:
On a partly sunny and warm day with moderate wind from the WSW, 6 riders gathered at Silver Park for a 13 mile ride around the Fort Loop with an extension out to Kelly Island Fishing Access. All riders completed the ride at a pace between 9 & 10 mph. We had the opportunity to watch several threatening rain showers flow south along the western edge of the Missoula valley.
We started heading south on the Bitterroot Trail to Post Siding Rd. which led us into Fort Missoula and the athletic complex. After a short break we proceeded around the south and west sides of the Fort Missoula Regional Park crossing South Ave at 36th St and proceeding to North Ave. We then proceeded west to Clements Rd. to 7th St., east to Preston Rd., 3rd St. and Short St. then Juneau Ct. to a short single track to Quinn Ct., then Grove to the Milwaukee Trail and back to Silver Park.
Statistics: Distance: 13.05 mi, Moving time: 1:22:18, Elevation gain: 122 ft., Average speed: 9.5 mph.
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Due to weather forecast changes this is the rescheduled ride from 5/9, new date 5/11/2023
Given the current long range weather forecast, Thursday 5/11 looks to be a more comfortable day for a ride than the warm 5/2 ride, with minimal likelihood of rain and wind around 7 mpg. Any cancellation/postponement will be posted here and a cancellation email will be sent out, not later than 11:00 AM the day of the ride, to all who have RSVP'd.
We will decide on a route as we gather. I will be at Silver Park by 1:15 to begin check-in of the riders for this sixth of this season's UMRA rides. We will try to leave Silver Park as soon after 1:30 PM as possible. To accommodate our retired riders who want to enjoy a slow paced ride we will be riding at a pace comfortable for our slowest riders. No one will be left behind.
While this ride is targeted towards UM Retirees, it is open to all MBC members. Please remember that these will be slow to moderate pace and minimal elevation change. Please RSVP if you’re considering joining the ride so that you will be provided the leader's contact information and can be informed of any late-breaking changes (e.g., weather-related cancellation).
- Ride name: MBC UM Retirees Ride 5/11/2023
- Date: May 11, 2023
- Start time: 1:30 PM
- Gathering place: Silver Park east parking lot near the ball park
- Distance in miles: 11-12
- Pace: Slow to Moderate 9 - 12 MPH
- Planned stops: Depending on route possible short stop at Bella Vista Pavilion in Fort Missoula
- Leader: name - leader contact information will be provided in the autoresponse email you will receive after you RSVP below.