Tour de Turah 5/13/2023

Post event report:

This ride, first proposed for late March, incurred several weather related postponements, but finally on a comfortable mid May Saturday with partial sunshine and a sometimes brisk wind from the east, 11 cyclists gathered at the Eastgate shopping center and began a pleasant ride to Turah, MT. The wind from the east was not a significant issue though it probably slowed us down just a bit. It held as a tail wind on the way back to Missoula. The ride surface was a mix of bike lanes leaving Eastgate, then residential streets through East Missoula then a 1.6 mile section on MT 210 with minimal or no shoulder but not too much traffic.

Several riders sported the new MBC riding jerseys. Photos curtesy of Jim Mocabee 

Photo by Jim MocabeePhoto by Jim Mocabee

A brief rest and energize at the Turah Store & Campground. Photos curtesy of Milt Clark

Photo by Milt ClarkPhoto by Milt Clark

Last stop at the Milltown State Park - Confluence Area before returning to Eastgate. Photo curtesy of Carl Ammons

Photo by Carl Ammons

Statistics: total miles: 27.33 miles, total moving time 2 hrs., elevation gain 589 ft., average speed 13.6 mph. Strava tracked route as ridden (if map does not display click here).

Pre-ride information:

Saturday, 5/13/2023, 10:00 AM, Tour de Turah (24 mi.). Meet at Eastgate Shopping Center in Missoula and ride to the Turah Store and Campground.  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:  Tour de Turah
  • Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
  • Start time: 10:00 AM
  • Gathering place: Eastgate Shopping Center (1003 E. Broadway), Missoula
  • Distance in miles: About 24,  slight hills
  • Pace:  Moderate
  • Planned stops: Loop into Confluence Area of Milltown State Park, Turah Camp Store 
  • Leader: name - leader contact information will be provided in the autoresponse email you will receive after you RSVP below.

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  • Bob Wachtel
    published this page 2023-05-18 10:16:21 -0600