Post event report:
6 riders gathered at Silver Park for an exploratory ride of some of the designated Neighborhood Greenways of Missoula. The route followed did not totally match up to that shown in the map provided. Due to construction ongoing on the UM Campus we avoided that section by turning north from Kent onto Arthur then left onto University Ave and follow the map below through the residential neighborhoods to Gerald, a designated Greenway, to 4th St. and east to join the Milwaukee Trail and return to Silver Park. This morning was a moderate though cool beginning with the temperature rising quite rapidly providing a comfortable morning for this ride. Several riders were pleased to see some areas of Missoula that they have not visited previously. A friendly and comfortable ride for all. If the map does not appear below please use this link to view the map. 4 riders returned to Silver Park with others dropping off at their desired locations.
Statistics from Strava: Distance: 12.28 mi, Moving time: 1:37, Elevation gain: 136 ft.
Update as of 9/7/2023 8:00 AM
After a new look at the forecast for 9/12, I have decided to move this ride time to 9:30 AM on this same date 9/12. I have also decided to use the Neighborhood Greenways Exploration route (see the map below or follow this link if the map does not appear on this page). You can open this route map on your computer or your smartphone if you would like a preview. Using the map; after loading on your device you may zoom in/out to view the section of interest, use the three dot menu to open the menu to show or hide the legend, using the legend you can turn the various routes and comments on/off. Enjoy.
Continuing summer season MBC-UMRA rides
Given the current long range weather forecast, Tuesday, 9/12, that looks to be beginning of late summer weather with a high of 82, this should be a good day to begin our afternoon rides. With that indication of probable temperature we will gather for a ride at 9:30 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 9/11, 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 9:30 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 9/12/2023
- Date: September 12, 2023
- Start time: 9:30 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: Multiple short stops to discuss the Greenway System and issues.
- Leader: name - leader contact information will be provided in the autoresponse email you will receive after you RSVP below.