Ovando Gran Fondo
OVANDO GRAN FONDO: An epic off-road ride for the Missoula Symphony. September 14, 2013. Bring your 'cross or mountain bike for this fully supported 57-mile ride. Ride through some of Western Montana's most scenic landscapes on dirt roads, including numerous miles through private land not otherwise open to the public. For more information, photo gallery and registration go to www.missoulasymphony.org/ride.
Grizzlyman Adventure Race
The GrizzlyMan Adventure Race is a USARA sanctioned sprint level adventure race that takes place every April in Western Montana. The race takes place at the 28,000 acre Lubrecht Experimental Forest and the 37,000 acre Paws Up Resort. Nestled in the mountains of western Montana and situated 30 miles northeast of Missoula, this rugged landscape provides a challenging venue to racers of all skill levels. This adventure race includes running, kayaking, mountain biking, and orienteering. This is one of the few sports where just completing a race is often considered a victory.
The Butte 100 is a mountain bike race held each August in Butte Montana. It includes 100 miles of trails along parts of the continental divide on a course with 70% singletrack loaded with roots, rocks, and swoopy downhills. It is considered one of the most demanding 100 mile bike races in the US. This year, wheels turn on July 27, 2013.
24 Hours of Rapelje
This is Montana’s only 24 hour race. It first began in 2001 and has steadily grown over the years. This event brings riders of all ages and skill levels from around the country to Rapelje each year. You can ride solo, or in teams of 3 (3-man Class), 5 (Festival Class), and 6 or more (Carnival Class). Rapelje is about 25 miles north of Columbus, Montana surrounded by wheat fields, cattle pastures, and hay fields. This race is perfect for everyone with an ideal blend of athletic competition and tailgating.