Post event report:
6 riders gathered at Silver Park on a morning with clear sunny sky and pleasant temperature to ride the Bitterroot Trail to the public bench just short of the 7 mile trail marker. This location is a great view of the Bitterroot River and pleasant rest stop for an out and back ride. Contrary to what is indicated on the map if you zoom in on the detail, the trail is a paved multi-use trail separated from the highway from Missoula to Hamilton.
Statistics via Strava: Distance 14.98 mi, Moving time 1:27:35, Elevation change 356 ft, Average speed 10.3 mph
Given the current long range weather forecast, Tuesday, 6/6, looks to be a good day for another morning ride 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 6/5, 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 ride. 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 6/6/2023
- Date: June 6, 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.