MBC-UMRA Ride 5/14/2024 Lower Miller Creek - Report

Post event report:

5 riders met at Silver Park to enjoy this occasionally damp day for a ride. With temperatures in the mid 40's and minimal wind and mostly cloudy skies we rode casually with no hurry. This week's ride was somewhat more challenging with the hill on Lower Miller Creek Rd. All riders met the challenge of this moderate hill both outbound and on return. After leaving Miller Creek Rd. we made our way to the South Hills Trail and through some residential streets to return to Silver Park.

GPS data captured on COOSPO BC200 and processed via Strava:

  • Distance: 18.1 miles
    Duration: 2 hours, 19 minutes, and 33 seconds
    Average Speed: 7.8 mph
    Minimum Elevation: 3136 feet
    Maximum Elevation: 3296 feet
    Total climb: 399 feet
    Total descent: 358 feet

Pre-ride information:

Welcome to the MBC-UMRA Tuesday Ride

Given the current long range weather forecast for, Tuesday, 5/21, with a high of 64 and 34% likelihood of precipitation, this should be a reasonable 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 would begin with a ride south on the Bitterroot Trail to cross Brooks (Hwy 93) at Miller Creek Rd. Arriving on Miller Creek Rd. we will continue on Lower Miller Creek Rd. to the end of the pavement. This includes one significant hill that we will climb outbound and on return. We will then return to Briggs St. and make our way to the South Hills Trail system to continue through residential streets to make our way back to Silver Park. This route is primarily on paved multi-use trails with some bike lane on street riding. See the proposed route map below.

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 5/21/2024]
  • Date: May 21, 2024
  • Start time: 1:30 PM
  • Gathering place: Silver Park
  • Distance in miles: ~18 miles
  • Pace:  Slow to Moderate 9 - 12 MPH on the flats
  • Planned stops: Short breathing spell at the end of the pavement.
  • Leader: name - leader contact information will be provided in the autoresponse email you will receive after you RSVP below.

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