Post event report:
5 riders gathered at 9:00 AM at Silver Park to ride the Bitterroot Trail south to the Bench a little beyond the 7 mile mark on this pleasant summer morning. Starting temperature around 62 with partly cloudy skies and minimal wind. We started out with a fairly steady pace of 9-11 mph holding the group fairly close as we negotiated the in town road crossings of the Bitterroot Trail. After crossing Hwy 93 at Blue Mt. Rd., 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 Bench overlook of the Bitterroot River took a short social break and a brief photo op. Then we turned around and following the Bitterroot Trail back to Silver Park completed the 15 mile round trip with an ending temperature around 71, in great spirits and looking forward to next week's ride.
Statistics via Strava: Distance: 15 mi., Moving Time: 1:47:09, Elevation Gain 406 ft., Average speed 10.7 mi/h
Given the current long range weather forecast, Tuesday, 8/8, looks to be a scorcher with a high of 94. 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 8/7, 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 8/8/2023
- Date: August 8, 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.