Schedule of Events

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Montana River Guides is offering special whitewater and scenic raft trips on the rivers near Missoula for people attending the Montana Bicycle Celebration. Half day or full day trips available from $39/person. This offer is available any day before, during and after the Montana Bicycle Celebration.
Reserve your spot by emailing or calling Montana River Guides at 406-722-7238.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Montana River Guides is offering special whitewater and scenic raft trips on the rivers near Missoula for people attending the Montana Bicycle Celebration. Half day or full day trips available from $39/person. This offer is available any day before, during and after the Montana Bicycle Celebration.
Reserve your spot by emailing or calling Montana River Guides at 406-722-7238.

*12 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Group ride around Missoula (1.5 - 2 hours) with Shaun Radley of The Cycling House & Josh Tack of Adventure Cycling Association. FULL

*7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Free Cycles Missoula

“Building the Baja Divide” with Nicholas Carman & Lael Wilcox: Learn more about their experience routebuilding and bikepacking in Baja California. Hosted by Free Cycles Missoula and Adventure Cycling.
Please RSVP by emailing or calling Beth at 406-721-1776.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Montana River Guides is offering special whitewater and scenic raft trips on the rivers near Missoula for people attending the Montana Bicycle Celebration. Half day or full day trips available from $39/person. This offer is available any day before, during and after the Montana Bicycle Celebration.
Reserve your spot by emailing or calling Montana River Guides at 406-722-7238.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m., McCormick Park

Adaptive Recreation Clinic for anyone who will benefit from an adaptive tricycle, hand cycle, or hand/foot combination cycle for mobility, recreation or sport. Trailers and multi-rider bikes also available. Hosted by Community Medical Center.
Please schedule a time to attend by calling Petra at 406-327-4634. Drop in welcome, too.

*1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Do you have tales of the TransAm you'd like to share? Join Adventure Cycling's Oral History project of the TransAm during the Montana Bicycle Celeration. Sign up for a 30-minute interview session focusing on your most memorable section of the TransAm.
Please schedule a time by emailing or calling April at 406-721-1776.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Free Cycles Missoula

BikeWell ClassBicycle safety & basic bicycle maintenance. Hosted by Free Cycles Missoula.
No advance registration required.

*1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Group tours of Adventure Cycling's building
No advance registration required.

*1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Ticket pick-up for Friday Reception & Saturday Dinner.

*2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Knowles Hall, 2nd Floor Lounge, University of Montana

Bike Travel Memorabilia & Equipment Display from the 1970s, 1980s, and later: Check out some really neat items (and people!) from past adventures in an informal setting. Bring some of your classic items including bikes, packs, maps, journals, helmets, spare parts, tents, etc,, from past adventures, along with magazines, posters, disco balls, and other display items to help set the 1970s and 1980s theme. Let’s transform the second floor lounge of this dormitory into a bike travel mecca of yesteryear! Contact Steven Powell to store your items in this secure space ahead of time, or simply show up with or without any items. Free, no advance registration required. 

*3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., UC Ballroom at the University of Montana

Ticket pick-up for Friday Reception & Saturday Dinner.

* **4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., UC Ballroom at the University of Montana

Friday Reception – Cost: $30/person.
Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, films-- including the original Bikecentennial film-- presented by Laura Crawford & Russ Roca with The Path Less Pedaled, music by Ben Sollee, and honoring of Bikecentennial founders Greg & June Siple and Dan & Lys Burden.

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7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Dinner on your own. Reservations recommended. Explore Missoula’s restaurants.

**9 p.m., Top Hat Lounge

Ben Sollee show – Cost: $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Hosted by the Top Hat Lounge.

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SATURDAY, JULY 16

*7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bitterroot Trail

Free, Supported Bike Rides & Activities on the Bitterroot TrailRide 10 to 100 miles and stop at Travelers' Rest State Park in Lolo by 12 p.m. for the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. End your ride at Silver Park in Missoula and attend the Bicycle Expo (2 - 5 p.m.).
Register online, and sign up to take an optional shuttle one-way for a nominal fee.

*9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Ticket pick-up for Saturday dinner.

*10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Do you have tales of the TransAm you'd like to share? Join Adventure Cycling's Oral History project of the TransAm during the Montana Bicycle Celeration. Sign up for a 30-minute interview session focusing on your most memorable section of the TransAm.
Please schedule a time by emailing or calling April at 406-721-1776.

*12 – 1 p.m., Travelers' Rest State Park, Lolo

Missoula to Lolo Trail Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: Enjoy food vendors, activities, entertainment, including a performance by a Missoula International Choral Festival choir, and an official opening of the Bitterroot Trail. Hosted by Travelers' Rest State Park.
No advance registration required.

*1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Group tours of Adventure Cycling's building
No advance registration required.

*2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Silver Park, Missoula

Montana Bicycle Celebration Expo: Vendors, activities and a kids Raleigh bike giveaway! Hosted by Missoula Parks and Recreation.
No advance registration required.

*2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Missoula Public Library, Large Conference Room

Short Stories from the Road: Short Presentations (10 minutes each) Inspired by Bikecentennial & Adventure Cycling. Schedule a presentation with Steve Powell.
RSVP appreciated, but not required. Email or call Beth at 406-721-1776.

2 p.m. – 8 p.m., 2nd and Main St., Stevensville 

Stevensville Bike & Brew: Children's activities-- obstacle course, bike safety from 2 - 3 p.m.; Music, food, beer garden and fun from 3 - 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Stevensville Main Street Association

*4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Downtown

Ticket pick-up for Saturday dinner.

* **5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Holiday Inn Downtown

Saturday Dinner  SOLD OUT
Dinner, cash bar, music by Mark Baker, inspiring speakers Erick Cedeño, Lael Wilcox & Willie Weir.

SUNDAY, JULY 17

7 a.m., Red Barn Bicycles, Hamilton

Tour of the Bitterroot
Register online in advance to participate.

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Breakfast on your own. Reservations recommended for large groups. Missoula's top breakfast and brunch spots.

*10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Crystal Theatre

Short Stories from the Road: Short Presentations (10 minutes each) Inspired by Bikecentennial & Adventure Cycling. Schedule a presentation with Steve Powell. 
RSVP appreciated, but not required. Email or call Beth at 406-721-1776.

10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Missoula Art Museum

Bike Art Blast Workshop: Bring your bike to the Missoula Art Museum's side yard to use museum materials, washable paint, ribbons, and found jingles and jangles to create a colorful and noisy bike to parade down Sunday Streets' Bikeapalooza at 12 p.m.
Free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call the Missoula Art Museum at 406-728-0447 for more info.

*12 – 2 p.m., Missoula Art Museum

Greg Siple Artist Reception: Honor Adventure Cycling co-founder and Bicycle Eclectic artist at the Missoula Art Museum during Sunday Streets, Missoula's celebration of Missoula's bikeable and walkable community. Come congratulate Greg on his upcoming retirement and commitment to photography at the site of the future Missoula Art Park. Greg's photographs will be on display at the Missoula Art Museum from June 30 - August 27.
No advance registration required.

*12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Higgins Avenue, Missoula

Sunday Streets & BIKEapalooza community bike ride. Hosted by Missoula in Motion.
No advance registration required to participate.

*1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Group tours of Adventure Cycling's building
No advance registration required.

*1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Do you have tales of the TransAm you'd like to share? Join Adventure Cycling's Oral History project of the TransAm during the Montana Bicycle Celeration. Sign up for a 30-minute interview session focusing on your most memorable section of the TransAm.
Please schedule a time by emailing or calling April at 406-721-1776.

*2 – 4 p.m., Adventure Cycling

Book Signing with Greg Siple and Mac McCoy, Authors of America's Bicycle Route – The Story of the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. Books will also be available for sale.
No advance registration required to attend.

5 – 7 p.m.

Dinner on your own. Explore Missoula’s restaurants.

*7 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, Missoula

An Evening with Erick Cedeño and Willie Weir: Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at the Crystal Theatre.
7 p.m. event open to those who RSVP'ed "yes," 8:30 p.m. event open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.

MONDAY, JULY 18

Leaving Silver Park at 8 a.m.

Ride the Route of the Hiawatha Trail, a fundraiser for the Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance. Ride a Majestic motor coach in comfort to the Hiawatha trailhead. Once you're at the Route of the Hiawatha, ride 15 miles of rail trail through tunnels one-way and take a shuttle back, OR ride 30 miles out and back. Lunch provided by Caffe Firenze. Bus will leave Missoula early in the morning and return to Missoula early in the evening. Cost: $40/person, plus $10 for a trail pass and $9 for an optional return shuttle (15 mile option). More information on a flyer. More online information and online signup.
Email or call Roger DiBrito at 406-327-5645 for more information, cost and to sign up.

Montana River Guides is offering special whitewater and scenic raft trips on the rivers near Missoula for people attending the Montana Bicycle Celebration. Half day or full day trips available from $39/person. This offer is available any day before, during and after the Montana Bicycle Celebration.
Reserve your spot by emailing or calling Montana River Guides at 406-722-7238.

Map of Montana Bicycle Celebration activity locations.

*Montana Bicycle Celebration event.

**Tickets required to attend these events.

All events are free unless noted.

Schedule is subject to change. Questions? Email us.


Photo by Saara Snow