Across State Bicycle Tours: Montana

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 2021

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, all dates are tentative. Check event websites for updates.


Glacier-Waterton Loop is a 350-miles 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: 2021 TBA

Elevation Elation The name derives from testing your legs on Beartooth Pass and Chief Joseph Pass, among others. The loop ride begins in Columbus, with overnights in Red Lodge, Cook City (2), Cody (2), and Belfry. Total mileage is 378 miles. Presented by Bicycle Rides Northwest. Dates: July 10-17, 2021

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 7-17, 2021 and July 10-20, 2021.

Great Parks North — Explores national parks in Montana and Alberta, Canada. The self-sufficient bike tour presented by Adventure Cycling Association will visit the Glacier, Waterton, Banff, and Jasper national parks in the US and Canada. Dates: 

Climate Ride: Glacier Ride – Glacier & Waterton  A 6-day bicycle ride spanning two parks in two countries — Glacier National Park on the U.S. side and Waterton National Park on the Canadian side. Dates: July 14-19, 2021

Cycle Greater Yellowstone —  This 384-mile bike tour experiences 14,800 feet of elevation gain. The ride begins in Butte, and features visits to Jackson, MT (hot springs), Bannack State Park, Polaris (Maverick Mountain and Elkhorn Hot Springs), Pioneer Scenic Byway, Big Hole River Retreat, Twin Bridges, Pony, Lewis and Clark Caverns and the Pipestone Scenic Byway back to Butte on Friday, August 14. Presented by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Dates: Retired




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 opens in February. Dates: 2021 TBA

Missouri River Scenic Century – (formerly 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: 2021 TBA 

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. See MissoulaBike.org for club rides. Dates: No ride in 2021

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 26, 2021

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 with National Public Lands Day, when no admission is required. Registration opens June 15, 2019 Date: 2021 TBA

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