Ride, relax, eat, repeat! Take in Montana through a supported road cycling tour! Our camp is fully supported or you can stay in local hotel accommodations. Start in Great Falls next to the Missouri River at Giant Springs State Park, ride the next two days through King's Hill Pass. Night two is spent in the heart of the pass at Mizpah Retreat or in a hotel at White Sulpher Springs. Take in the historic Bair Family Museum on the way to Harlowton for night three. Relax in Chief Joseph park with full support. On to Lewistown for a layover day. Spend an easy day on the saddle to Big Springs park, fly fish, wander downtown to one of their many shops or hang out at Big Springs Brewery then join in on the street dance Wednesday night! Day 5 you can take in a primarily downhill Century ride to Fort Benton or call it short in Geraldine at the lunch stop for 75 miles. Fort Benton will be spent right along the Missouri river where you can explore the Old Fort Museum where we'll be camping. Head back to Great Falls through the backroads to Highwood for a 50 mile ride home. Finish at Giant Springs State Park and enjoy a finish beverage and taco bar.
Each night includes cold beverages from By All Means Beer, our ride sponsor!
Riding begins June 26. The final day back into Great Falls in July 1.
Routes are provided on our Ride Guide Page at the bottom.
Onsite camp with three full meals and route support catered by Yellowstone Kelly's. Skratch Labs is our sport hydration sponsor. We will provide some additional chews, bars and electrolyte items
Route support will be placed as close to every 20 miles as possible. Routes over 60 miles includes lunch on route. Under 60 miles lunch is back in camp at destination town.
Start and finish in Great Falls, Montana at Giant Springs State Park. Ride King's Hill Pass through the Little Belt Mountains to Mizpah Retreat. On day 2, ride the foothills, with a stop at the Bair Family Museum and overnight in Harlowton along the Musselshell River. Once in Lewistown, spend a layover day enjoying local brews, riding to Big Springs or hang out at the City pool where we are camping in town. Our final night together is in Montana's birthplace, Fort Benton along the Missouri River. Take the backroad through the rolling hills, back to Great Falls.
Fully supported week-long bike tour!
If you prefer not to camp, we will be in towns with hotels. Hotels we will service with luggage and shuttles are found on our Accommodations page.
Camping but don't want to set up a tent? Read more about Tent Sherpa services.
We will be offering a tent rental and setup service for 2022. This service includes a Sierra Designs "4 person" tent set up for you, a Kelty quality sleeping pad, chair for outside the tent and luggage brought to your tent. This service can be purchased when registering for the event. Add a second person (you are cozy with) for $150. You need to bring your own sleeping bag. Cost $575
Great Falls has a full service airport for those flying into the event.
Parking will be available for those driving at Great Falls Fairgrounds. If you are registered by February 1, 2022, your parking fee will be included. After Feb 1, it is an additional $40.
Parking passes will be purchased onsite at check-in and directions will be provided to the parking area at the Fairgrounds.
Knicker Biker will be our host bike shop along with Andy and our team of mechanics on the route. Knicker Biker can take care of early arrivals that need assembly prior to June 24. The team of mechanics, along with Knicker Biker, will assemble all bikes June 24 - 25.
If you would like to work at it on your own, and want to estimate shipping, use the address:
Knicker Biker 1525 10th Ave S Suite 2, Great Falls, MT 59405. Call Knicker Biker for any questions regarding local shop information at 406-454-2912 or Tim at 406-750-1040
While each day can be different we try to stick to the following schedule. Weather, local impacts (construction or moving cattle) and safety can impact start/finish and meal times.
6-7:30 am Breakfast
7-8 am Route Opens
3 - 5 pm Route Closes (distance dependent)
4:30 - 8 pm Entertainment
5:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner
9 pm Quiet Time
Prior to the ride we will send a ride guide with each day's detail.
In 2021 our riders, volunteer and crew helped us raise funds for the following organizations throughout our tour and we gave out over $4,000!
Southwest Montana Bike Camp, Dillon, MT
Wise River Fire Department, Wise River, MT
High Altitude Skating Oval, Butte, MT
Friends of Thompson Park, Butte, MT
American Legion Bike Camp, Wisdom, MT
Yellowstone Radio Club, Billings, MT
Bike Walk Montana, Montana's Bike/Walk Advocacy Group