MBC-UMRA Ride 08/01/2023 Ride Report

Post event report:

7 riders gathered at 9:00 AM at Silver Park to ride the regular Fort Loop with side trip to Kelly Island ride on this pleasant summer morning. Starting temperature around 68 and clear skies. We started out with a fairly steady pace of 8-10 mph holding the group fairly close as we negotiated the early road crossings of the Bitterroot Trail. After crossing South Ave., we spread apart giving the more aggressive riders the opportunity to challenge their muscles a bit more while accommodating the slower riders. After we all arrived at the Fort Missoula Regional Park for a rest break for those in need and a brief photo op we continued around the Regional Park to cross South Ave at 36th St. proceeding to North Ave. and then to Clements Rd. We continued north on Clements Rd to 7th St then headed east to Preston St for the connection to 3rd St. then north on Short St. to Juneau Ct and a single track to Quinn Ct. and back to the Milwaukee Trail to Silver Park.


Statistics via Strava: Distance: 13.14 mi., Moving Time: 1:30:08, Elevation Gain 123 ft.

Pre-ride information:

Given the current long range weather forecast, Tuesday, 8/1, looks to be a scorcher with a high of 95. To avoid that heat we will gather for this morning ride at 9:00 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 7/31, 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 9:00 AM as possible. This will be a slow to moderate paced ride (9 to 12 mph on the flats). 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. 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 or smoke related cancellation).

  • Ride name:  MBC UM Retirees Ride 8/1/2023
  • Date: August 1, 2023
  • Start time: 9:00 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: 
  • 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 2023-08-01 14:03:43 -0600