Sign Up for an Adventure Cycling Tour Before or After the Montana Bicycle Celebration

November 2, 2015

Adventure Cycling feels the excitement building around the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 – 17 in Missoula, Montana. This area hosts some of the most spectacular beauty in the U.S., as well as some of the best road and mountain biking in the Rocky Mountains.

Are you pondering coming to Montana to experience Big Sky Country and attend the Celebration? Well, consider extending your visit before or after the big weekend to enjoy some awesome riding. Missoula hosts great riding and is located within a few hours of great trails in Idaho, road riding at Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, and mountain biking along the Great Divide. And as you may know, Missoula lies on the TransAmerica Trail.

Ride on the Bitterroot Trail just south of Missoula during the Montana Bicycle Celebration.

With two great airports, Missoula International Airport (MSO) or Glacier International Airport (FCA), local car rentals, shuttle service, and the tour planning expertise of Adventure Cycling, it doesn't get much easier.

Consider planning a reunion ride as another fun part of the Montana Bicycle Celebration weekend.

Gather together friends and family, sign up for one of the following fully supported tours, groups of four or more receive a 20% discount, and enjoy a week of cycling before or after the celebration weekend. Your planning cannot get much easier. Motel options are also available on the tours.

The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes in Idaho is close enough to Missoula to combine either a
guided tour or a do-it-yourself ride in conjunction with the Montana Bicycle Celebration.
  • Idaho Trails Relaxed, July 10 - 15 or Family Fun, Idaho Trails, July 17 - 22, Ride along the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and the Route of the Hiawatha, a pair of the most spectacular pathways in the U.S. 
  • Cycle Divide Montana, July 9 - 15. Here’s your chance to sample our heralded Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.
Experience the beauty of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.

If you are looking for a more intimate ride that includes camping, consider taking a small group tour or a how-to class.

  • Intro to Dirt Touring-Montana, July 19 – 24, Self Contained. 
  • Great Parks North, July 17 – August 6, Self Contained. See the crown jewels of North America after celebrating 40 years of bicycle travel with Adventure Cycling; Glacier National Park in the U.S. and, in Canada, Waterton Lakes, Kootenay, Banff, and Jasper National Parks.
  • Tetons-Yellowstone II, July 17 – 25, Van Supported. Visit iconic sights in the US: Yellowstone’s famous bison and elk herds, the Teton Range, and Old Faithful Geyser, to name a handful. 
TransAmerica Trail tours will stop in Missoula for the Montana Bicycle Celebration.

Thousands of cyclists have pedaled the 4,253-mile TransAmerica Trail and will tell you they captured a lifetime’s worth of memories along their tour. For many traveling cyclists who haven’t yet experienced the TransAm, it remains the holy grail of American bicycle tours. 

If you're thinking of celebrating 40 years of bicycle touring by taking one of our epic TransAm tours, you can also be a part of the Montana Bicycle Celebration. We have scheduled the following TransAm tours to arrive in Missoula on the weekend of the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 – 17.

You will even ride the new Missoula to Lolo trail as one large group! Be sure to grab tickets to the weekend event if you are on the TransAm and wish to participate in the portions of the event that require admissions. There are lots of free venues as well.

Come to Montana this summer!

This post by Arlen Hall, Adventure Cycling tours director.

Photo 1 by Saara Snow, Photo 2 by Gerrick Winston, Photo 3 by Josh Tack, Photo 4 by Dennis Coello.


Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Adventure Cycling Association with Bike Your Park Day on September 24. Ride to or within your favorite parks and public lands with thousands of other throughout the country on the same day. Register at Thank you to the 40th anniversary sponsors: Raleigh BicyclesMontana Department of CommerceSalsa CyclesAdvocate CyclesBlue Cross Blue Shield of MontanaPrimal WearVisit MississippiVisit IdahoTravel OregonOsprey PacksExperience Plus!Destination Missoula and Missoulian.

Find out more about Adventure Cycling’s generous sponsors.


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