This team has been working together to put on large scale bike events together for almost 10 years. Large events were a little tough in 2020 and we are cautiously moving into our 2021 event year. We're looking forward to people visiting Montana, giving our small towns the economic boost they all appreciate from events and being able to give back to the communities again. Based in Red Lodge, Montana, Jennifer comes from 20+ years of organizing marathons, triathlons, road races, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Beartooth Recreational Trails Association. We're incredibly involved in the Red Lodge community and surrounding areas.
All of our events are operating under a new name this year. While change is never easy, this is exciting! Montana Cycling Project is already a supporter and partner of Bike Walk Montana. Each of our tours benefits local nonprofits and also invites nonprofits to join in on the fun and fundraise more!
Montana Road Tour will help raise money for Bike Walk Montana. WyMont Challenge will give to Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness Foundation and Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute. The Big Sky Gravel Tour will benefit Beartooth Recreational Trail Association and local FFA & 4-H groups.
We are strongly committed to sustainable practices in our events and in life. While the pandemic has made it a little harder to use reusable products and items in bulk, we will continue to reuse, reduce and recycle. We encourage everyone to think about the footprint left behind.
All of our events will encourage participants to bring their own water bottles and use reusable items as much as possible. We understand the pandemic makes this a little harder, but let's do our best when we can!
Let's work together to leave the places we visit just as we found them, and in some cases, cleaner.