MBC-UMRA Ride 05/30/2023 Ride Report - Missoula Bicycle Club

Post event report:

9 riders gathered at Silver Park on a warm and sunny morning to ride the Bitterroot Trail to our Fort Loop for a short stop at the Bella Vista Pavilion in the Fort Missoula Regional Park. Resumed the ride leaving Fort Missoula by way of 36th St. to North Ave. and west to Clements Rd to Spurgin Rd. for a side trip to the Kelly Island boat launch. After a short stop at Kelly Island we returned to Clements to follow the regular route to the Milwaukee Trail and return to Silver Park.

Statistics via Strava: Distance 13.64 mi, Moving time 1:23:52, Elevation change 124 ft, Average speed 9.8 mph

Photo by Bob Wachtel

Pre-ride information:

Given the current long range weather forecast, Tuesday, 5/30, looks to be a good day to start our morning rides as the afternoon temperature is forecast to reach 82. Any cancellation/postponement will be posted here and a cancellation email will be sent out not later than 5:00 PM the day before the ride, Monday 5/29, to all who have RSVP'd.

We will decide on a route as we gather. I will be at Silver Park by 9:45 to begin check-in of the riders for this 12th ride of this season's UMRA rides. We will try to leave Silver Park as soon after 10:00 AM 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 5/30/2023
  • Date: May 30, 2023
  • Start time: 10:00 AM
  • 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.

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  • Bob Wachtel
    published this page 2023-06-03 09:17:38 -0600