No, we do not want extra cars on the route* and we've made reservations with our vendors and partners with specific numbers in mind that we have asked to accommodate. If you want to take a vacation with your family in Montana or Wyoming, we encourage you to do so, just not in the middle of one of our events. Have them meet up with you afterwards! Thank you!
Exceptions for Big Sky Gravel Tour and 24 Hours of Elk Basin. Registration fees in the registration process for non-riding family/friends.
No, you will need to purchase travel protection.
Rerouting is not uncommon in the world of bike touring. Montana Cycling Project will reroute to ensure rider safety and in the end, cancelling an event for unsafe conditions is a possibility.
Cell service in Montana and Wyoming is not always available. We use radios for communication in remote areas. Most hotels have WiFi. But plan to disconnect, you'll be happy you did!
We will have a location and detailed information in the Participant Download section for each ride.
The 2021 Montana Road Tour and WyMont A-B Challenge are both road tours. We recommend a road bike suitable for climbing mountain passes with "Gatorskin" style tires. Montana and Wyoming roads have long hard winters and many miles of roads to cover; this means you'll have good sections of road and road that is waiting its turn to be improved. Don't bring racing tires, we don't sweep the shoulders.
Big Sky Gravel is dirt and gravel roads. Sometimes the gravel is a little deeper in areas and sometimes the dirt rides like pavement, so plan to have a tire that can take a beating and provides a little bit of "suspension" for the longer days. A gravel bike paired with a minimum of 35 mm wide treaded tires (something like this - we are not endorsing WTB).
24 Hours of Elk Basin is primarily single track and double track. You'll want a mountain bike. Front or full suspension may be ideal but people have ridden these trails without suspension. Tires that can take on multiple surfaces are the most desirable - you'll encounter loose dirt, packed dirt, rock and some sand.
We do not physically support pedal assisted bikes at this time. If you choose to use a pedal assisted bike, you are responsible for your own batteries and mechanical situations that may come with it. While we have professional mechanics, we cannot promise they will have e-bike specific tools, etc. Thank you for understanding.
Yes, and they will be announced for each ride to pre-order, so watch your email and the website. Some items will be for purchase at the ride along with bicycle support items.