Across State Bicycle Tours: Montana

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2017


Glacier-Waterton Loop is a 350-mile inn-to-inn bicycle tour that starts in Whitefish, Montana, and visits British Columbia as well as Glacier National Park and the Ride to the Sun Highway. Presented by nonprofit Adventure Cycling Association. Dates: July 8-17 or July 15-24, 2017.

Great Divide Canada — A self-contained mountain bike tour leaving from Whitefish and exploring 343 miles of the Great Divide.  Offered by the Adventure Cycling AssociationDates: July 8-18, 2017. Or July 12-22, 2017.

Great Parks North — Start in Missoula and travel to Jasper, BC on this self-contained bike tour through Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Kootenay, Banff, and Jasper national parks.  Dates: July 9-28, 2017.

Climate Ride – Glacier National Park — Explores Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton National Park in Canada; a charity ride to support sustainable transportation and other environmental issues. 178 to 273 miles, depending on options. Dates: July 18-23, 2017

Cycle Greater Yellowstone — The 2017 bicycle tour takes place entirely within the state of Idaho. Presented by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Dates: Aug. 19-25, 2017.




Other Montana bike rides

Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River (STOKR) is a one- or two-day charity bike ride out of Libby, Montana. Day 1 offers a 98- and 45-mile option. Day 2 is a 37-mile ride to Lake Koocanusa. Limited to 400 cyclists; registration is Feb. 14-28, 2014. Dates: May 14-15, 2016.

One Helena Hundred is presented by the Helena Bicycle Club. Bicyclists have a choice of 100 miles or 100 kilometers along the Helena River. Date: July 15, 2017

Tour of the Swan River Valley West (TOSRV-West) is a 2-day, 226-mile loop bike tour through western Montana. The ride starts in Missoula, overnights in Bigfork, then returns to Missoula. Presented by Missoulians on Bicycles. Patterned after the Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) in Ohio. Dates: June 4-5, 2016.

Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day (RATPOD) is a 130-mile fund-raiser (Camp Make a Dream) loop bike ride that encircles the Pioneer Mountains, starting in Dillon. Registration for the popular ride opens on March 7; 650 cyclists maximum. Date: June 24, 2017.

West Yellowstone-Old Faithful Bicycle Tour is a fundraiser for several local charities in West Yellowstone, Montana. The National Park Service caps the ride at 350 participants for the 60-mile up and back ride to Old Faithful. The ride coincides National Public Lands Day, when no admission is required. Date: Oct. 8, 2016.

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