Across State Bicycle Tours: Montana

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Glacier-Waterton Loop is a 350-miles self-contained 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: Aug. 17-26, 2019

BRNW Montana — Bicycle Ride Northwest presents a loop ride in Montana in 2019. The ride starts/ends in Missoula, with overnights in Darby, Jackson, Wise River, Philipsburg (layover) and Ovando. Depending on options ridden, the tour ranges from 395 to 435 miles with 16,750 to 18,670 feet of elevation gain. Dates: July 13 – 20, 2019

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 6-16, 2019; or  July 10-20 2019

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: June 22 – July 11, 2019

Cycle Greater Yellowstone — See Wyoming. Presented by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition.

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: TBA – May.

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: TBA – July

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: TBA – June

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 22, 2019

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: TBA – October

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