MBC-UMRA Ride 04/23/2024 Bitterroot Trail to Bench Overlook

Post event report:

7 riders enjoyed the 15 mile round trip ride from Silver Park south on the Bitterroot Trail to the overlook of the Bitterroot River bend at the previous location of a wooden bench, between trail mileage posts 7 mi. and 7.5 mi. Sad to say the bench has deteriorated to the point of being non-functional. There are still several flat rocks that can be used for a different seat from bike seats for a short rest while enjoying the view of the river. Riding temperature was just about perfect with minimal wind and lots of sunshine. 

  • Distance - 15 mi
  • Elev. Gain - 356 ft
  • Time - hour 21 min
  • Average speed - 11.1 mi/hr


Leader behind the camera!

Pre-ride information:

Welcome to the 4th 2024 MBC-UMRA Ride

Given the current long range (as of 4/16) weather forecast for, Tuesday, 4/23, with a high of 71 and 9% likelihood of precipitation with partly sunny skies, this should be a good day to continue our 2024 riding season for the Tuesday MBC-UMRA riding group. This will be an afternoon ride beginning at 1:30 PM in Silver Park. A preliminary plan for our route for this ride is still being considered and will be posted as an update.

If you have any suggestions for future rides for this primarily Tuesday biking group, please let me know by entering it on the "Propose a Ride" page and indicate that you would like someone else to lead. Also, if you would be interested in leading or co-leading any of the future MBC-UMRA Tuesday rides, you can submit your interest on our "Propose a Ride" page.

Any cancellation/postponement of this ride will be posted here and a cancellation email will be sent out [not later than 11:00 AM on Tuesday 4/9], to all who have RSVP'd. Always dress appropriately for your comfort.

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 with the potential of only one moderate hill, the Reserve St overpass. 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 4/23/2024
  • Date: April 23, 2024
  • Start time: 1:30 PM
  • Gathering place: Silver Park
  • Distance in miles: 11 - 20
  • Pace:  Slow to Moderate 9 - 12 MPH on the flats
  • Planned stops: [Rest stop at the Fort].
  • Leader: name - leader contact information will be provided in the autoresponse email you will receive after you RSVP below.


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