The Missoula Art Park opens Friday, April 21, and Adventure Cycling Association, the Missoula Art Museum, and the City of Missoula invite the public to an opening dedication with more events to follow on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.
Warm tributes are being paid by family, friends, and colleagues to Michael Deme, Adventure Cycling’s Director of Design and Media, who died suddenly and unexpectedly of natural causes this week at age 51.
The first-ever Bike Your Park Day on September 24 encourages people to explore parks and public lands by bicycle in celebration of the National Park Service’s (NPS) centennial, National Public Lands Day, and Adventure Cycling Association’s 40th anniversary.
The Montana Bicycle Celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Bitterroot Trail, free, supported bike rides with optional shuttle service, a bicycle expo, social events with nationally-acclaimed speakers, music, art, and films hosted by Adventure Cycling Association in honor of their 40th anniversary and Sunday Streets Missoula. Adventurecycling.org/MTBikeCelebration & MontanaBikeCelebration.com
Media are invited to a press conference on Wednesday, March 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Travelers’ Rest State Park, 6717 Highway 12 West, Lolo announcing the newly formed Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance and highlighting events associated with the Montana Bicycle Celebration scheduled for this summer.
The National Bike Travel Weekend interactive map, DIY resources, and over 150 nation-wide ambassadors will connect and inspire thousands of adventurers to go on a bike overnight in celebration of Adventure Cycling Association’s 40thanniversary.