Post event report:
On a moderately cool afternoon with the sun visible occasionally 7 riders gathered at Silver Park for a ride around the south and east portions of Missoula. Beginning on the Bitterroot Trail, we travelled to the junction of Old 93 and Brooks. Crossing Brooks to Miller Creek Rd. we then proceeded to Briggs, S. Reserve and the South Hills Trail. Following the South Hills Trail to Larkspur then 39th to Paxson and further into the residential areas eventually finding our way to South Ave just east of the Fairgrounds. South Ave. to Maurice and Campus Drive. Then negotiating our way around the ongoing construction on the north end of the UM Campus we found the Milwaukee Trail and returned to Silver Park.
Statistics and map track from Strava: Distance 11.28 miles, Moving time 1:07:12, Elevation change 142 ft. Average speed 10.1 mph
Given the current long range weather forecast, Tuesday 5/23 looks to be a sunny afternoon with minimal likelihood of rain and wind 10-15 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 seventh 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 5/23/2023
- Date: May 23, 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.