MBC-UMRA Ride 5/28/2024 Bitterroot Trail to Broken Bench - Report

Post event report:

5 riders met at Silver Park to enjoy this warm, 82 degree, with the chance of thunderstorms later in the ride south on the Bitterroot Trail. A beautiful afternoon for this warm ride with the added benefit of later cooling with clouds and some minor sprinkles of rain. This week's ride was again a bit of a challenge with the hill up to Blue Mt Trailer Park. All riders met the challenge of this moderate hill and enjoyed to downhill on the return. One rider broke off at the Mary St. intersection with the trail.

GPS data captured on COOSPO BC200 and processed via Strava:

  • Distance: 14.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 hours, 46 minutes, and 20 seconds
  • Average Speed: 8.2 mph
  • Minimum Elevation: 3161 feet
  • Maximum Elevation: 3258 feet
  • Total climb: 284 feet
  • Total descent: 218 feet


Pre-ride information:

Welcome to the another Tuesday MBC-UMRA Ride
Given the current long range weather forecast for, Tuesday, 5/28, with a high of 70 and 24% 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 plan has yet to be decided as of this posting. An update will be posted as soon as the leader configures a new ride.

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 5/28, 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 5/28/2024
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Start time: 1:30 PM
Gathering place: Silver Park
Distance in miles: 11 - 18
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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