MBC-UMRA Ride 07/04/2023 Ride Report

Post event report:

8 riders gathered at Silver Park on a pleasant morning with mixed clouds and sun to ride the Bitterroot Trail to the Bench overlook of the Bitterroot River, just over 7 miles from Silver Park. Three of our riders were guest on their first ride with MBC. One of those riders was on his first ride of the year. All riders made the full distance and reported that they enjoyed the opportunity to explore Montana cycling facilities.

Distance 14.99 miles

Pre-ride information:

Given the current long range weather forecast, Tuesday, 7/4, looks to be a good day for another morning ride. We will gather for this morning ride at 10:00 AM at Silver Park. 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 7/3, to all who have RSVP'd.

We will select a route as we gather at Silver Park. We will try to leave our assembly point as soon after 10:00 AM as possible. This will be a slow to moderate paced ride (9 to 12 mph on the flats). Two possible routes to think about: #1 Bitterroot Trail to the Bench or Lolo for lunch, or #2 Bitterroot Trail, South Hills Trail and residential streets to return to Silver Park. No one will be left behind. 

While this ride is targeted towards UM Retirees, it is open to all MBC members. Please remember that this will be a slow to moderate pace and potential of moderate hills to climb and descend if the Bench route is selected. 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 7/4/2023
  • Date: July 4, 2023
  • Start time: 10:00 AM
  • Gathering place: Silver Park east parking lot near the baseball stadium
  • Distance in miles: 11-24
  • Pace:  Slow to Moderate 9 - 12 MPH
  • Planned stops: Depends on route: #1 Bench and/or Lolo Peak Brewery, #2 UM Campus.
  • 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 2023-07-13 14:55:51 -0600